Successful public sector tendering offers some solid, recurring income for creative agencies that have cracked the process, but many agencies consider them too time consuming, too price focussed or overly favouring incumbents.
That aside, there are many opportunities available over the €25,000 tender threshold and many more below that procured in a more informal way.
For anyone interested there are many companies that offer training and supports in this area.
Orbidal Software to help you in creating tenders
Intertrade Ireland Helping companies do business cross border
Greenville Procurement Training
Bid Services Bid management and training
Keystone Tender Management and Training
Tender Team Help preparing tenders
ETenders View and respond to live tenders in Ireland
ETenders Northern Ireland View and respond to live tenders in Northern Ireland
Office of Government Procurement Official Irish government procurement information
Here are some current and recent design and creative tenders as examples.
|Organisation||Services||Term||Tender or PQQ||Est Value||Deadline||Winner|
|Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)||Graphic Design Services||8 years||Tender||11/3/20||TBC|
|Residential Tenancies Board||The Provision of Design and Print Services||2 years +1+1||PQQ||€40-60K PA||24/2/20||TBC|
|Dublin Port Company||Graphic Media Design Services in three lotsLot 1 – Design Consultancy and Printing Services|
Lot 2 – Website and Social Media
Lot 3 – Video and Media Production
|3 years +1+1||PQQ||€2m for each lot||2/3/20||TBC|
|Enterprise Ireland / Knowledge Transfer Ireland||Graphic Design Services for Knowledge Transfer Ireland||2 years +1+1||Tender||5/3/20||TBC|
|ComReg||Website Design, Development & Support Services||TBC||Tender||7/2/20|
|Oireachtas||Graphic Design Services||TBC||Tender||9/12/19||Clever Cat|
Bord Bia (Irish Food Board)
|Brand Development Strategy Consultation and Project Management Services||TBC||Tender||3/2/20|