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Keystone Column 92 – Green Public Procurement in Ireland

Keystone Procurement had the opportunity to attend Green Public Procurement for Growth (GPP4) this week. It is an inter-reg programme being run by the Department of Communications, Climate Change and the Environment to increase the prominence of green procurement in Ireland. It was a very worthwhile event and was extremely…
Ross McCarthy
12th October 2017
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Keystone Column 91 – Risky Procurement Strategy: National Broadband Plan

Last week open-access broadband provider SIRO announced its withdrawal from the Government's National Broadband Plan tender process. SIRO, which is a joint venture between the ESB and Vodafone, said it "cannot develop a competitive business case to justify continued participation" in the tender process. With just two bidders remaining, this raises concerns…
Donnacha Phelan
6th October 2017
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Keystone Column 87: Disruption from Natural Disasters

Welcome to this week’s column. This week, disruption from natural disasters - managing the risks to supply chains. We're witnessing the massive damage caused to communities and businesses in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane Harvey and the deluge of wind and water it brought, while here in Ireland the Innisowen peninsula continues its…
Donnacha Phelan
3rd September 2017