The Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies, published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in August 2016, identifies procurement as an activity requiring special attention in promoting good corporate governance.
Procurement practices are subject to audit and scrutiny under the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993 and Accounting Officers are publicly accountable for expenditure incurred.
The Charities Regulator places great emphasis on value for money, accountability, transparency and efficiency in its procurement practices as outlined in the Code of Practice. As such, it is necessary to manage expenditure properly and to ensure that firm procedures are established and followed in the case of procurement orders that exceed €10,000.
Details of the Charities Regulator's current tenders can be found at www.etenders.gov.ie.