The Education Procurement Service team are delighted to announce that EPS received two awards at the National Procurement Awards 2018



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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.


The Education Procurement Service was delighted to be presented with two awards at The National Procurement Awards 2018 ceremony on Thursday, November 15that the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.

Speaking to the Irish Times in advance of the awards ceremony, David Mangan, Portfolio Manager at Education Procurement Service, reacted to EPS being shortlisted under nine categories; “The buzz the Awards generates amongst the team every year is palpable and we now consider the Awards an essential element of our annual communication and business development strategy.”

Philip Gurnett, EPS Director and Head of Sourcing at Education Procurement Service reacted to receiving the awards; “As we all know winning one award is difficult and illusive, so to win two in the area of team work and people development is an outstanding achievement and a tribute to the great group of people that work in EPS”