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Finance - Procurement

Finance - Procurement

The Procurement Section is based in Garda HQ and is responsible for the purchasing of goods and services for An Garda Síochána and ensures that all procurements comply with both EU Procurement rules and National Regulations. The Procurement Section comprises of three sub offices:

General Procurement

General procurement deals with daily requests from all areas of An Garda Síochána concerning the provision of the following goods & services:

• office equipment
• furniture
• flooring
• white goods
• uniforms
• specialist uniforms
• footwear
• personal protective equipment 
• specialist equipment items
• printing requests
• Specialist services

Tendering Office

The tendering office has overall responsibility for developing and disseminating practices and procedures in relation to the tendering process and for the implementation of procurement processes. The tendering office also:

• Liaises with the Office of Government Procurement (OGP)
• Provides representation on various OGP Category Councils
• Provides details on specifications for goods and services in An Garda Síochána to the OGP to ensure that operational requirements are met in frameworks established
• Advises An Garda Síochána in relation to tendering rules and guidelines
• Publishes tender documentation on the Government E Tenders website
www.etenders.ie and the Official Journal of the European Union
• Provide advice and assistance in the management of contracts

Interested parties can access Government procurement information and procurement procedures on the OGP website www.procurement.ie.

Firearms Section

The firearms section has the overall responsibility for the purchasing and distribution of firearms, ammunition and related firearm accessories.