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Introduction to Procurement

Details of the procurement process in Wicklow County Council, along with useful contacts.

What is “procurement”?

Public procurement is 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 formal tendering and contracts for large infrastructural projects by a wide and diverse range of contracting authorities. Wicklow County Council purchases a vast amount across these categories. The Council’s procurement revenue spend in 2016 was approximately €32 million.

Corporate mission statement

Wicklow County Council's Procurement Function aims to be a value-added function to the organisation strategically aligned to the business needs of Wicklow County Council.

The main objectives of the Procurement Function are to:

  • Ensure the Council complies with all European and national legislation, departmental circulars and local policies and procedures
  • Support service delivery by the Council and to fulfil the strategic objectives in the Council’s corporate plan
  • Achieve great value for money for the Council
  • Facilitate economic, social and environment objectives through procurement


Doing business with us

The Council is also conscious of its obligations to ensure that its procurement processes are open and transparent, and that suppliers understand how to do business with us.

The Council’s Supplier Information Booklet has been prepared to give general information and guidance as part of our ongoing policy to facilitate suppliers in doing business with us.

Upcoming tender opportunities

Businesses can find out about upcoming tender opportunities on the following websites:

eTenders - Office of Government Procurement

SupplyGov Public Procurement

Public contracts awarded over €10k for ICT and over €25k for other contracts

Details of Contract Award Notices for over €10,000 for ICT, and €25,000 for all other competitions are available on

Details of Contract Award Notices Published by Wicklow County Council can be accessed as follows: -

To perform a search, follow these steps:

1.       Select published awards from dropdown menu box

2.       Search in – leave blank unless you want to enter a key word

3.       Date filter – specific dates can be entered if you wish

4.       Tick box to see expired tenders

5.       Click the + box and pick Wicklow County Council from the dropdown menu

6.       Press the search button


Sometimes the Council procures goods, services, or works by seeking direct invited quotations. These will be contracts for supplies, services or works that are not included in alternative frameworks/contracts and that are below the national advertising threshold. In these cases, the Council will seek direct quotations from suppliers. 


Procurement Section
Wicklow County Council
County Buildings
Wicklow Town

Phone: (0404) 20100

Other useful contacts

Wicklow Local Enterprise Office

The Local Enterprise Office
Wicklow County Campus
Clermont House
Co. Wicklow

Phone: (0404) 30800

The Office of Government Procurement

Phone: 1890 213 414


SupplyGov Public Procurement

Phone: 076 1064020