Professional & Compliant Public Sector Procurement


Education Procurement Sector Centre of Excellence

Who We Are

The Education Procurement Service (EPS) is the Department of Education & Skills (DES) sector sourcing hub and operates as a shared service for the DES, its agencies, the schools sector, Education and Training Boards and the Higher Education Sector.

EPS is one of the four sector specific procurement functions comprising Education, Health, Defence and Local Government. They operate together with the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) under the national procurement model as part of the Government’s Public Service Reform agenda.

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What we do

We offer a professional compliant sourcing service for goods and services on behalf of the education sector.

EPS Laboratory Supplier Briefing - 14th March, 2019

The Education Procurement Service was delighted to host over 70 suppliers at our Laboratory Supplier morning Briefing in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick on 14th March, 2019.

The  event was an important part of the Education Procurement Service partner engagement process. It will contribute to the development of the  category strategy for laboratory, research equipment, consumables and gases.

We had a very open panel discussion and Q&A about Lab Operations and Procurement and the implementation of Category Management in the Public Sector Procurement model.

Opening the session was Philip Gurnett, EPS Director and Head of Sourcing Education.  The theme of his speech was “Intelligent strategies to meet new challenges”.

Philip Gurnett, EPS Director and Head of Sourcing Education

EPS Category Specialists Eimear Brennan, Siobhan Ryan, Marissa Staunton, Ann Murray & Colette GallagherBack row: Dr Kevin Ryan TCD, David Coffey Clearview Consultancy, Dr Gordon Armstrong UL, Front row: Neil McCarthy, Philip Gurnett & David Mangan (EPS)