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Public Procurement – Meet the Decision Makers – FREE EVENT

The market for public procurement on the island of Ireland is worth over £12bn / €14.5bill and it is estimated that £1.6bn / €2bill goes to overseas firms – this is ‘lost GDP’.

The rewards for capturing some of this lost GDP are lucrative and could help hundreds of companies to weather the current downturn.

InterTradeIreland in partnership with the Chartered Accountants Public Sector are hosting a Free event in the Carrickdale Hotel on the 13th November from 9.30am -2pm focusing on how to successfully secure public sector tenders.

This Free event will explore the developments in public procurement including tendering from a number of perspectives – policy maker, legal advisor and buyer.  A better understanding of these perspectives will surely assist in identifying opportunities to recapture the lost GDP.

The key Heads from both Jurisdictions; Paul Quinn, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform & Des Armstrong, Director, Central Procurement Directorate will address this current issue alongside other key individuals.

This is a regional opportunity too good to miss! Not only will you hear the latest Government spending developments but you will have an opportunity to engage directly with the key decision makers responsible for their implementation.

Themes for discussion include how SME’s can better take advantage of this huge market, how they can push innovative solutions to solve Government problems and in the process take advantage of much larger markets. If SME’s can crack their local markets, then there is no reason why this success can’t be the launch pad into England (£220bill/€260bill), Scotland (£9bill/€11) or Wales (£6bill/€7bill).


This is a Chartered Accountants Ireland Ulster Society initiative in partnership with InterTradeIreland.  To book your free place, please send an email request including attendee and company name to; grant.gilmore@intertradeireland.com

 For more details please go to:  http://www.intertradeireland.com/newsevents/events/events/name,18479,en.php