Foster launches new online tender system

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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Finance Minister Arlene Foster MLA has launched a new, improved online tender system for public sector contracts in Northern Ireland. fosterThe new eTendersNI system will make it easier for companies to submit online tenders for government contracts. The portal has been developed by the Department of Finance and Personnel’s Central Procurement Directorate, (CPD), which carries out procurements on behalf of central government departments, agencies and arms-length bodies. CPD is one of the first procurement organisations to use the new system. Speaking to Newry Times, the Minister explained, “eTendersNI is another important step along government’s path to continuous improvement. It will be the principal source of information for public sector tender opportunities in Northern Ireland, with more organisations using it to advertise their tenders than the previous portal, eSourcing NI. Its functionality will improve efficiency for suppliers, by making it easier and faster to bid for government contracts. “Each year Northern Ireland public sector contracts account for more than £2.5billion of expenditure. Of those contracts awarded in year 75% go to local businesses, the majority of which are SMEs. “I want to see that success continue and CPD has been working closely with the private sector and the CEF, to improve procurement processes and the visibility of construction procurement projects in the pipeline to help businesses compete for more government contracts.” Foster added, “Through the Executive’s commitment to public sector reform my department is looking for better ways for suppliers to engage, simpler ways of doing business and encouraging the market to offer its best solutions to the public sector.” The other Centres of Procurement Expertise for Northern Ireland, (BSO PaLS, Education Authority, NI Housing Executive, NI Water, Translink and Transport NI) will begin using eTendersNI in a phased approach. A number of other public sector bodies are also finalising plans to begin using eTendersNI.

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