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To tender or not to tender

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 TermTender or PQQEst Value DeadlineWinner
(incumbent)
Inland Fisheries IrelandNew corporate website with managed Hosting, Support & Development services1 year + 1 + 11/5/20
Institute of Technology TraleeGraphic Design/Development Services1 year +1 +1Tender?20/4/20
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)Graphic Design Services8 yearsTender?11/3/20TBC
Residential Tenancies BoardThe Provision of Design and Print Services 2 years +1+1PQQ€40-60K PA24/2/20TBC
(Power Design)
Dublin Port CompanyGraphic 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+1PQQ€2m for each lot 2/3/20TBC
Enterprise Ireland / Knowledge Transfer IrelandGraphic Design Services for Knowledge Transfer Ireland2 years +1+1Tender5/3/20TBC
ComRegWebsite Design, Development & Support ServicesTBCTender7/2/20
OireachtasGraphic Design ServicesTBCTender9/12/19Clever Cat

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board)
Brand Development Strategy Consultation and Project Management ServicesTBCTender3/2/20
Central Statistics OfficeManaged Service to deliver all aspects of the Census 2021 Publicity CampaignApprox 1 yearTender€1.5m14/4/20
JigsawInvitation to tender for services of digital agency 9 monthsTender€36K incl of VAT30/3/20
Skillnet IrelandWebsite Design, Development, Maintenance and Support Services Tender13/3/20
University College CorkDesign Services for Student Guide and related materialsBabelfís
Food Safety Authority of IrelandWebsite18/7/19Simply Zesty
Irish Wheelchair AssociationIWA Website Redevelopment and Maintenance 201915/7/19Fusio
Enterprise IrelandDesign and Development of Websites and Online Forms for various Funded Projects20/2/19May Day Corporation