Dear Colleagues and Partners in Procurement,


As we approach the end of another transformative year, I am delighted to present to you our December 2023 newsletter, themed “New Horizons in Procurement: Reflecting on 2023’s Milestones and Future Innovations.” This edition is not just a reflection of our journey through the year but also a forward gaze into the promising innovations shaping our future.

First and foremost, I want to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to our exceptional EPS team and their dedication, expertise, and relentless pursuit of excellence are the lifeblood of our organisation. The calibre of our team is not just reflected in their professional credentials, but more profoundly in their ongoing commitment to professional procurement in Ireland.

This year has been pivotal. We witnessed the successful implementation of transformative tools like Self Serve and the new eTenders platform, marking significant milestones in our journey. These advancements are not just achievements but stepping stones toward a more efficient, transparent, and innovative procurement process. They epitomise our commitment to embracing change and leading from the front.
Looking ahead, we are excited about the prospects of integrating Artificial Intelligence and advancing sustainability initiatives in our operations.

These are not just buzzwords for us; they are integral to our strategy of staying ahead in a rapidly evolving global procurement environment. Our focus will be on harnessing these technologies to drive efficiency, effectiveness, and ethical practices in procurement.

As we reflect on the past and anticipate the future, I am filled with a sense of pride and optimism. The road ahead is filled with opportunities and challenges, but I am confident that with our talented team, we are well-equipped to meet them head-on. Let’s continue to work together, learn, innovate, and lead the way in shaping the future of procurement in Ireland.

Thank you for your unwavering support, dedication, and co-operation.
Here’s to a future that looks bright with new horizons and endless possibilities.

Warm regards,


Philip Gurnett
Director Education Procurement Service & Head of Sourcing Education

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