Higher Education Procurement Summit 2017
By Diarmuid Slattery
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.