Public procurement is a major instrument by which Government can encourage and stimulate innovation in the Irish economy. There are opportunities to tailor our procurement practices towards promoting innovation in the enterprise sector while at the same time delivering better and more efficient public services.

Developing a more SME-friendly approach to public procurement will allow SMEs to make the most of their potential for job creation, growth and innovation. An increased involvement of SMEs into public purchasing will also result in higher competition for public contracts, leading to better value for money and efficiencies for contracting authorities. This is a publication of The Department of Enterprise Trade and Innovation.

Date Published: 2009

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