Doing Business with Maynooth University

The University is a publicly funded body and thus is obliged to publicly tender for its services, supplies and works requirements. 

While the university operates a devolved budgeting structure, we seek to aggregrate expenditure across all departments. 

The university operates under the national public procurement model which means that it utilises framework agreements and contracts put in place by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) and its sourcing partners where possible. For more information on the OGP, please visit its website.

All OGP and university tenders above €25,000 excl. VAT are published on the national procurement portal, For contracts below this value, budget holders are obliged to seek competitive quotations either by advertisement or by direct invitation to tender. In all instances, the EU Treaty principals of Fairness, Openness, Transparency and Proportionality are respected.

The university is keenly aware of the need to achieve Value For Money (VFM), and thus is always willing to work with suppliers or potential suppliers to investigate new and innovative solutions to its needs. If you feel that you have a particular product or service that may be of interest to a specific department, you should contact the Procurement and Contracts who will give you details of the contact within the specific department. 

The university is keenly aware of the importance of contract management in the development of successful relationships with suppliers. If your company is awarded a contract or framework agreement we expect you to work with us to improve the contract over its lifetime. This process may include regular review meetings and the agreement of a Service Level Agreement and performance targets.


Freedom of Information Act

The University is bound under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2014. Full details of the Universities Policies and Procedures under this act are available on our Freedom of Information website