About EPS

EPS is the Department of Educations sector sourcing hub and is located on the grounds of the University of Limerick (UL) campus.

The governance of EPS is overseen by its steering committee. Members consist of representatives from the DES, HEA, EPS, UL and other education sector representatives.

EPS will procure the categories within its remit for all PSB’s in accordance with stated policies and consistent with the processes established by the OGP.

We are committed to providing you with a sustainable, value for money, professional and compliant procurement sourcing service through the employment of whole life cycle cost.

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EPS provides sourcing services to all Public Sector Bodies (PSB's) for the following categories of expenditure:

Laboratory/Research Diagnostics, Services & Equipment

Agriculture, Veterinary & Library Goods & Services

Education Strategic

Data-Driven Procurement

Our award-winning team of experienced professionals follow a comprehensive data-driven process to ensure your procurement needs are met in as timely and cost-effective a manner as possible.

Managing the entire procurement and sourcing process from end to end entails oversight of multiple factors and subprocesses. Our approach of “Consolidate, Aggregate, Analyse” will allow your organisation to leverage Data-Driven Procurement practices to their full extent.

Multi-Annual Procurement Planning  (MAPP)

The MAPP template is part of the CPP pack.

It is a vital forecasting and planning tool for education institutions as it allows them to collate and aggregate their predicted spend data for the forthcoming three years including details on current contract status, contract expiry dates and number of procurement transactions per year.

Contract renewal can be planned under national frameworks and central arrangements.

To learn more about MAPP, please click here.

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