Market Engagement

EA Procurement recognise the importance of market engagement and the added value that it brings. 

Moving forward, EA plan to actively engage with suppliers both formally and informally with a view to achieving greater value for money and exploring innovative solutions.

EA Procurement will proactively seek to engage at the earliest possible stage in the procurement process, in order to:

  • Research and assess what the market has to offer;
  • Engage in open communication to define the upcoming requirements;
  • Define the optimum duration of contracts;
  • Encourage innovative solutions;
  • Openly and transparently explore possible solutions in partnership with the supply base.

EA Procurement have developed a strong partnership with InterTrade Ireland.  This link will assist EA to enhance our presence within the supply base and joint engagement events are currently in the planning stages.

All upcoming EA Market Engagement Events will be advertised within this section of our website.

Within our Procurement Pipeline, the marketplace can view planned procurement activity within EA over the coming years.  The Contracts Awarded section of the website provides details of recent successful suppliers, therefore promoting potential subcontracting opportunities within the market.                 

Pre-Market Engagement Events

There are currently no Market Engagement opportunities planned, opportunities will be advertised here when available

It is the intention of The Education Authority to host virtual pre-market engagement meetings on 11 and 15 January 2021 for The Supply and Delivery of Soft Drinks, Water, Confectionery and Snacks. Should you wish to participate you must e-mail with the subject CAT-20-002 Supplier Event no later than 12:00 on 14 December 2020. Your email should include the names of the representatives wishing to attend, the name of your organisation and a brief summary of the products your organisation is interested in supplying. Appointments will be allocated according to availability after the cut-off date.  Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Suppliers will be informed of the final arrangements prior to any pre-market engagement meeting. Please note the date is subject to change and we reserve the right to arrange alternative engagement meetings with suppliers if required.

This pre-market engagement meeting is for information purposes only.  Any interest shown does not constitute a commitment to participate in a procurement exercise.

Last updated: 10/12/2020