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.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
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