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What is “Procurement”?

Public Procurement can be defined as the acquisition, whether under formal contract or not, of works, supplies and services by public bodies.  It ranges from the purchase of routine supplies or services to formal tendering and placing contracts for large infrastructural projects.


It is a basic principle of public procurement that a competitive process should be used unless there are justifiably exceptional circumstances.  At Donegal County Council we aim to ensure high standards of openness, transparency and compliance with all relevant public procurement Directives, legislation and guidelines in all our procurement.


Doing Business with Donegal County Council

We utilise many of the national contracts put in place by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) and other central purchasing bodies.  We also issue requests for tenders and quotations as business needs require in line with all relevant public procurement Directives, legislation and guidelines.


Upcoming tender opportunities are advertised on or on  We also use these websites to seek quotations. 


Quotations may also be sought via email or over the phone (if low value). 



How to Register on eTenders

Go to the ‘Supplier Company Registration’ tab down the left hand side of the home page and follow the instructions.  You need to select all the classification codes that your company is interested in, so that you receive notification of relevant tenders as they are advertised.


If you need assistance in registering please contact the eTenders helpdesk at or 021 243 92 77


How to Register on Supply Gov

Go to the ‘register as new supplier’ button on the homepage and follow the instructions.


SupplyGov is a procurement system which facilitates the Local Authorities and other state agencies to run mini-tenders (from frameworks that have already been advertised on eTenders) and requests for quotations. It primarily deals with categories relating to Plant Hire; Minor Building & Civil Works and related training.  All new Frameworks are published as a contract notice on eTenders, so it is vital that you are registered on eTenders if you want notification of relevant frameworks relating to Plant Hire; Minor Building & Civil Works, etc. You cannot join an existing framework until the framework is re-advertised.


If you need assistance in registering please contact the helpdesk at or 076 1064020.


Contact Us

For general enquiries concerning procurement, contact us at


For enquiries concerning advertised tenders or request for quotation, use the contact details provided on the or, as appropriate.






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