The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) has published a Request for Information (RFI) on the provision of Commercial Cleaning Services to the Irish Public Sector. This is a market sounding exercise to obtain market information and is not yet a call for competition.

This pre-tender market engagement seeks the views of the cleaning service providers, regardless of their size, on how a future competition should be structured. Cleaning firms are encouraged to share their experiences of previous public sector procurement competitions, and their views on barriers to competition and participation.

The OGP is seeking feedback from a broad range of firms with an interest in delivering cleaning services to the public sector.  The views of the market are important to us and represent an opportunity for participants to provide early input into contracting approaches and service delivery models.

The procurement process required to deliver this service will be advertised in due course by way of the publication of a Contract Notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and on the national procurement platform, www.etenders.gov.ie

The proposed framework, which is estimated to be valued at up to €65 million per year, will be available for use by bodies across the public service including central and local government, education, health (clinical and non-clinical), and the defence and security services. It is proposed that the framework will only be available for use by public bodies that had a total cleaning services spend over the last two years of more than €144,000.  This means that smaller cleaning contracts will not be covered by the proposed framework.

The OGP develops framework agreements for common goods and services from which other public bodies can put in place their own contracts. In structuring a new framework for Commercial Cleaning Services, the Office of Government Procurement is seeking to adopt a range of measures to encourage participation by SMEs including breaking the competition down into lots by sector and value, with turnover requirements proportionate to each value lot.

Further details, including the closing date for receipt of completed RFI submissions is available on www.etenders.gov.ie

All cleaning service providers who are interested in bidding for public work are urged to ensure that they are registered on eTenders and that they keep their details up-to-date.

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The following are the CPV codes that suppliers should use to set up business alerts on www.etenders.gov.ie for this tender competition:

90910000-9 – Cleaning Services

90919200-4   Office cleaning services

90919300-5   School cleaning services

90911100-7   Accommodation cleaning services.

90911200-8   Building-cleaning services

90924000-0   Fumigation services.