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.

GRETB also puts its own frameworks in place and has set up frameworks with various suppliers for the supply of goods and services.

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 and the level of expenditure involved. 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.

Currently the OGP and GRETB have established frameworks that include:

  • Advertising in Print Media
  • Bulk Fuels and Fuel Cards
  • Electricity
  • Envelopes and Stationery
  • Janitorial supplies
  • Managed Print Services
  • Paper
  • PCs, Tablets and Notebooks
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Work wear
  • Pest Control Services
  • ICT Consumables
  • School Management Information Systems
  • Health & Safety
  • Travel Agency
  • Fire Equipment Maintenance
  • School Books
  • Managed iT
  • Fire Alarm & Emergency Lighting Maintenance Services
  • Legal Services
  • Employment Assistance Services
  • Human Resources Agency Services
  • Electrical Consumables
  • Laboratory Gases & Accessories
  • Refurbished PCs
  • Hybrid Tablet Devices
  • Supply & Installation of Desks, Pedestals and Storage Units.
  • Office Furniture
  • Supply of Office Pedestal Seating (Office Chairs)
  • Supply of Filing Cabinets
  • Office Furniture
  • Data Projectors
  • Class Materials
  • School Furniture
  • Canteen Services
  • Electrical Consumables
  • Cleaning Services
  • Purchase of Machinery & Equipment

Useful sites:
Procurement Administration:
Martin Cusack
Email:  or   Tel: 091 706297
David Horan                                                 
Email:   or  Tel:091 706206
Lorraine McCole   or  Tel:091 706204
Galway and Roscommon ETB, Mervue Business Park, Mervue, Galway.