The Schools Procurement Unit (SPU) is the central support resource for providing guidance to all primary and post-primary schools (except ETB schools) on any procurement-related issue. The SPU delivers free advice and practical support to schools to help them achieve improvements in their procurement processes, practices and outcomes. The SPU provides schools access to professionally qualified staff who are highly experienced in public procurement; it produces guidance on procurement best practice; it issues regular newsletters containing the latest procurement information relevant to schools; and it assists schools to access contracts for goods and services which have been negotiated centrally by the Office of Government Procurement and others. Further information with regards contracts/frameworks for schools, document templates, publications, copy newsletters and SPU staff contact details can all be found at

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