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Small businesses: How to win public contracts

Its not always easy to win local public contracts. Many small businesses are missing out on the chance to win public sector work in their local communities. I wrote an article for LaoisToday about the great opportunities to win public work in my home county of Laois for those who get to…
Donnacha Phelan
23rd March 2018
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Growth through Sluamor Consortiums!

Sluamor Consortiums is a project of ours that we are very excited about. This is because we believe that SMEs can expand and compete through consortiums and networks. It makes sense for businesses, especially small businesses, in so many ways. As a result we built the online platform sluamor.com, which we launched at the…
Donnacha Phelan
6th November 2017
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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