'Quality in Public Procurement' Bill and Op-Ed

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins
Senator Alice-Mary Higgins

On Friday in the Seanad, Senator Higgins will introduce her Quality in Public Procurement (Contract Preparation and Award Criteria) Bill 2021. Please find copied below a link to the Bill and a briefing note on the overall aims and effects of the legislation.

Link to Bill: https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/...

My op-ed in TheJournal on why we need this legislation: https://www.thejournal.ie/read...

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