Patrick O’Donovan T.D. was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, with special responsibility for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment.  He was in Limerick today (Tuesday) to host a regional Public Procurement Briefing, and for the regional launch of the new Public Procurement guidelines and template tender documents from the Office of Government Procurement.

The objectives of the regional procurement briefings are to set out the rationale behind the Procurement Reform Programme, outline the significant measures already in place to facilitate SME access to procurement opportunities, and to listen to and understand local concerns.  The Limerick briefing is the latest in a series of local briefings; other briefings have taken place in Cork, Galway, Cootehill and Dundalk and more are being planned, including for Sligo and Donegal.

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