Central Procurement Directorate

Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) is the lead professional public procurement body for Northern Ireland. 

Role of CPD

CPD provides expert advice and professional procurement services to the NI departments and arm's length bodies, helping these clients obtain best value for money. 

The role of our procurement experts includes:

  • helping the client clearly define what they need
  • advising on the best method of finding a supplier
  • taking it to the marketplace to obtain best value
  • assisting in managing the contract

Engaging with CPD - public sector customers

If you work in a public sector organisation, then you will find more information on the services available from CPD, and the existing framework agreements available for use, in the ‘Public sector customers’ and 'Procurement policy and guidance' sections of our website.

Engaging with CPD - organisations interested in selling to government

If you are interested in tendering for public sector opportunities, then you will find helpful information in the 'Selling to government', 'eTendersNI' and 'Procurement Pipelines' sections of our website.

Organisations from the construction industry will find helpful information in our 'Information for construction projects' section.

Overview of procurement

For an overview of all the guidance available on public procurement in Northern Ireland, select the 'Procurement' sub-topic.

Contact CPD

Telephone numbers and email addresses for teams within CPD are available on our 'Contact CPD' page.

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