Statement on Procurement Process from the Department of Education and Skills and Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“On 14 June the Department of Education and Skills published a Request for Information (RFI) to identify PPE, Consumables and Equipment Suppliers to support the education sector. This procurement has been managed as a negotiated procedure …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 30 July]

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€4.5m UCC spend ‘non-compliant’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 16th, 2018 by steve

“University College Cork paid nearly €4.5m to 39 suppliers for goods and services in one year without going through proper procurement, new accounts have revealed. More than €3.9m relating to 34 suppliers was declared by the university itself, according to its financial statements for the year up to September 30, 2016 …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 16 March]

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State inquiry into NUIG whistleblower allegations

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Allegations of malpractice at NUI Galway, highlighted by a whistleblower, are now being investigated by the State’s spending watchdog. Education Minister Richard Bruton has confirmed that a ‘procurement issue’ at the university is being brought to the attention of the Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 27 May]

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GMIT stops purchases until new budget plan is agreed

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2014 by steve

“Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) suspended all procurement in its three schools due to financial pressures at the college. The suspension, effectively banning certain staff from making purchases, was initiated by management after reviewing expenditure reports …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway News, 19 August]

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Procurement of Goods and Services by Irish Universities: A Spatial Analysis

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2014 by steve

“In an increasing number of ways could the economic impact of universities be examined, an issue this blog has previously discussed. Nevertheless, one of the ways which has widely been adopted by many scholars is an economic model called the Keynesian multiplier …” (more)

[Research on Higher Education in Ireland, 27 June]

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