Higher Education Procurement Summit 2017

By Deborah Walsh

Posted: 9 May, 2017


On 9 May 2017, the HEA and the Education Procurement Service (EPS) hosted a Higher Education Procurement Summit in Dublin Castle.

The summit brought together key personnel from higher education institutions  together with the HEA, EPS, Office of Government Procurement (OGP) and Department of Education and Skills to share good practice, discuss the issues to be addressed and agree on the future approach to improving procurement practice moving forward.

The summit was opened by Graham Love, Chief Executive, and was also addressed by Seán Ó’Fóghlú, Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills. Presentations were made by Andrew Brownlee, Head of System Funding, Phillip Gurnett (EPS), Mags O’Callaghan (OGP) and for an institutional perspective by Ciarán McGivern (DCU) and Thomas Stone and Christine Nangle (IT Tallaght). In addition, Mary Rose Cremin of Deloitte presented on the recently completed rolling governance review of procurement practices.

Procurement Summit Agenda

Higher Education Governance and Procurement - Andrew Brownlee, HEA

The Role of the Education Procurement Services, Philip Gurnett, EPS

HEA Procurement Summit: A DCU Perspective, Ciaran McGivern, DCU

The Development of the Office of Government Procurement and New Opportunities for Higher Education – Mags O’Callaghan, OGP

HEA Rolling Review of Procurement and Key Areas of Improvement Identified, Mary-Rose Cremin, Deloitte

Procurement in Institute of Technology Tallaght, Thomas Stone & Christine Nangle, ITTD

HEA Procurement Review - May 2017

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