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What is procurement?

Procurement refers to tendering for contracts for goods, services and works by public sector bodies. They are designed to secure free and fair competition for suppliers, and to achieve the most economically advantageous tender price and terms for the public sector body.

For more information read our full cross-border guide to public procurement which has more information for businesses trading between Ireland and Northern Ireland, FAQs and key takeaways.