PRESS RELEASE - LIMERICK, Ireland — April 21, 2023

L-R Maria Owens, Category Manager Education, Philip Gurnett, EPS Director and Head of Sourcing Education, Gerry Kennedy, EPS Category Specialist, Mags O’Callaghan, Principal Officer Office of Public Procurement (OGP)The Education Procurement Service welcomes procurement professionals from across the Public Sector to the eTenders Training  at the University of Limerick.

The EPS is a leading procurement organisation, operating as the sector sourcing hub on behalf of the Department of Education under the centralised procurement model,  providing expert advice, support, and services to the Education Sector and wider Public sector. Through collaboration and strategic partnerships, the EPS aims to deliver innovative procurement solutions that ensure cost-effective and sustainable outcomes.

Philip Gurnett, Director and Head of Sourcing Education for the Education Procurement Service (EPS), is pleased to welcome procurement specialists from across the education sector and wider public sector to the University of Limerick for comprehensive training on the new eTenders Platform. With the transition to the new platform set to take place on May 15, 2023, the training sessions aim to ensure that procurement professionals are well-equipped to utilise the platform’s enhanced features and capabilities.


“The EPS is delighted to have played a role in this important transition and to welcome our colleagues from across the public sector to Limerick,” said Philip. “We are eager to see the positive impact that the new platform will have on procurement processes within the Education Sector and the wider Public sector.”


The University of Limerick is proud to host the training sessions for eTenders superusers, showcasing its state-of-the-art facilities and fostering collaboration among procurement professionals. This training phase plays a crucial role in facilitating a seamless transition to the new platform.


Maria Owens, Category Manager EPS ‘As Sectorial Implementation Lead for the Education Sector, EPS is very appreciative to the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) Project Team and also our  team in Limerick for their dedicated efforts in ensuring the training workshops ran smoothly and their continued efforts in the transition to the new eTenders Platform’.


The new platform, set to launch on May 15th, promises improved functionality, user-friendliness, and security for procurement specialists. This imminent transition highlights the ongoing commitment of the Education Procurement Service to support the Education Sector and wider Public sector in adopting best practices in procurement and delivering value for money.


For more information about the eTenders training sessions and the eTenders Platform please visit the OGP website which has all the latest updates for both Contracting Authorities and Suppliers.

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