Procurement Information

Public Procurement can be defined as the acquisition, whether under formal contract or not, or works,supplies and services by public bodies. It ranges from the purchase of routine supplies or services to formal tendering and placing 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 it needs.
Compliance with public procurement rules and regulations and internal purchasing procedures.


KCETB 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 all public service sector. Currently the OGP have established frameworks are:
• 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

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

Procurement Thresholds Jan 2020

 KCETB Procurement Policy March 2020


Current Tenders

Musical Instruments & Music Eq. – Suppliers of Musical equipment are invited to tender for the supply and delivery of musical instruments to Kilkenny and Carlow Music Generation. The tender is divided into 11 Lots and tenderers
Response deadline (Irish time): 16/07/2020 12:00:00

Contract Cleaning Services – KCETB invite applications for the provision of contract cleaning services for schools and education/training centres
Response deadline (Irish time): 06/08/2020 12:00:00