Public Procurement can be defined as the acquisition, whether under formal contract or not, of works, supplies and services by public bodies. It ranges from the purchase of routine supplies or services to the formal tendering and placing of contracts for large infrastructural projects by a wide and diverse range of contracting authorities.

The aim is:

Obtaining best value-for-money in procuring the goods and services required in compliance with public procurement rules and regulations and internal purchasing procedures.


GRETB has availed of a number of Framework Agreements as set up by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP). The OGP focus primarily on establishing and managing framework contracts for goods and services that are broadly used across the public service sector. Currently the OGP have established frameworks that include:

  • Advertising in Print Media
  • Bulk Fuels and Fuel Cards
  • Electricity
  • ICT Consumables
  • Janitorial supplies
  • Managed Print Services
  • Office Furniture
  • Paper
  • Envelopes and Stationery
  • PCs, Tablets and Notebooks
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Work wear
  • Pest Control Services
  • Data Projectors
  • School Management Information Systems

Frameworks have been set up as they represent Value-for-Money across the Public Sector. Where there is no Framework established by the OGP GRETB may set up their own depending on the nature of the contract. Apart from the establishment of frameworks, GRETB also establish numerous contracts for the provision of certain goods and services based on the thresholds as outlined in the Procurement Procedures document attached.


Procurement Policy 2018 – Gaeilge & English

Procurement Administration:
Martin Cusack
Galway and Roscommon ETB, Mervue Business Park, Mervue,  Galway.     
Email:  or   Tel: 091 706297
David Horan                                                 
Galway and Roscommon ETB, Mervue Business Park, Mervue, Galway. 
Email:   or  Tel:091 706206

GRETB Bus Hire Panel 2018 – 2019

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Bus Hire Insurance Document