The publication of an Education Authority Strategic Plan underpins the ethos, mission and values of the organisation.

EA Procurement Service as an integral part of the overall organisation embracing best practice principles such as Fairness, Equality Proportionality and Transparency. The processes and systems we deploy ensure equality of opportunity for all suppliers. EA Procurement Service have embedded NI Public Procurement Policy and best practice, alongside compliance with EU Public Contracts Regulations.

‘From the 1st January 2020 new financial thresholds will apply to procurements under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The new thresholds that impact on the majority of  EA procurements  are as follows;

Supplies and Services £122,976

Works -£4,733,252

When establishing a contract value this should be the aggregate value over the anticipated period of the contract.  EA Departments and Schools should take consideration of  the new financial thresholds when determining their new requirement. Procurements that fall under the above thresholds are subject to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and timeframes.’

Last updated: 27/04/2020