Common questions and answers about public procurement in Northern Ireland

If you are new to tendering for public sector contracts, this section will be useful to answer your early questions.

Getting started on your procurement journey

In this section answers are provided to questions commonly raised - including all aspects of tendering, from finding the advertised opportunities right through to the awarding of a contract and how to work with a public sector client. 

A helpful document is available at the link below. The document includes six sections: 

  • Section one - what does public procurement mean?
  • Section two - how to get ready to sell to government 
  • Section three - how to find out about tendering opportunities
  • Section four - how to compete for business
  • Section five - how the buyer makes a decision
  • Section six - what happens once you win a tender


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