Social Enterprises and Public Procurement Seminar  in Cork
  • 19 November 2019

Social Enterprises and Public Procurement Seminar in Cork

The Atlantic Social Lab project in Cork hosted a Seminar on Social Enterprise and Public Procurement in the City Hall on the 13th of November 2019 which was facilitated by Emma McEvoy from Maynooth University and Chris Gordon from the Irish Social Enterprise Network.

This seminar focused on facilitating social enterprise participation in public procurement and looked at ways in which public procurers can incorporate social considerations into their public procurement procedures.

It gave an overview of the Irish public procurement landscape and of socially responsible public procurement and an introduction to public procurement legislation. It also looked in particular at the interaction between public procurers and social enterprises as well as providing tendering techniques hints and tips.

The seminar was highly interactive and attended by over 30 participants from a variety of backgrounds including public procurers, social enterprises and support organisations.