FAQ published for Price Variation Workbooks

22 March 2024

The OGP has published a Frequently Asked Questions document for the Price Variation Workbooks in Pillar 3. It includes guidance on how to rebase Consumer Price Index data (to December 2023=100) to take into account the recent CSO updates to the Consumer Price Index. Continue reading

Minister of State Smyth welcomes Sustainable Public Procurement publication from the OGP

10 January 2024

The Office of Government Procurement has published ‘Opportunities and approaches for Sustainable Public Procurement: A reference for public procurement practitioners and policy makers’. This reference, for the first time, brings together in one place the wide range of international, European, and national policies and guidance across both green and socially responsible public procurement. Continue reading

Revision of EU Thresholds applicable from 1 January 2024

11 December 2023

The Regulations amending the EU thresholds for the Directives 2014/23/EU, 2014/24/EU, 2014/25/EU, 2009/81/EC have now been published by the EU Commission. The revised Thresholds (exclusive of VAT) above which advertising of contracts in the Official Journal of the EU is obligatory, are applicable from 1st January 2024. Continue reading

Are you involved in implementing BIM in your public sector organisation?

November 2023

Build Digital and the OGP’s Commercial Skills Academy are hosting an in-person conference on the morning of Friday 17th of November at TU Dublin, Grangegorman Campus. This conference is for public sector clients to prepare for the Building Information Modelling (BIM) mandate for the design stage, of Capital Works Management Framework (CWMF) projects, over €100m in January 2024.
No previous knowledge is required.

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Changes to Cost Control to include Whole Life Costs

27 October 2023

The International Cost Management Standard (ICMS) is a global standard for benchmarking and reporting of construction project cost and carbon. The new version, ICMS 3, provides a way of presenting capital and whole life costs in a consistent format.

The OGP have now published Cost Control Templates incorporating ICMS 3 for a range of project types. They are located in Pillar Three of the CWMF website.

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