About Us

The Schools Procurement Unit (SPU) is the central support resource for providing guidance to all primary and post-primary schools (except ETB schools) on any procurement-related issue. The SPU delivers free advice and practical support to schools to help them achieve improvements in their procurement processes, practices and outcomes.


Give schools access to professionally qualified staff who are highly experienced in public procurement.

Produce guidance on procurement best practice.

Issue regular newsletters containing the latest procurement information relevant to schools

Assist schools to access contracts for goods and services which have been negotiated centrally by the OGP and others


Addressing procurement deficits in the schools: Lack of supports and expertise

Supporting the imperative for schools to get it right – legally

Helping to alleviate the administrative burden in schools





School Management Bodies