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Contracts Branch

The role of the Branch is to support the overall objective of ensuring that the Defence Forces are properly equipped and to participate with the military authorities in the formulation of policy in that regard. The Branch also provides a procurement function in relation to defensive equipment and materials, and major procurement projects as well as certain Naval Service and Air Corps equipment and maintenance services. The procurement of certain services on behalf of other branches of the Department and the sale of obsolete Defence Forces’ equipment also come under the remit of Contracts Branch.

In recent years, the progressive delegation of financial responsibility to the Defence Forces permits the procurement of a wide range of non-capital goods and services directly by the Defence Forces. These include items associated with day-to-day operations such as food, clothing, transport, and the maintenance of equipment. The services of the Government Supplies Agency and centralised framework agreements are also used to acquire items that may be in common demand by a number of Departments.

Procurement by Contracts Branch, and by the military authorities, is conducted in accordance with guidelines laid down by the Government and with the Directives of the European Union.

All the current information relating to public procurement issues is available on the website:

Contracts Branch
Department of Defence

Telephone: 00 353 45 492428

Fax: 00 353 45 492015
Lo Call: 1890 251890

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Department of Defence
Station Road
Co. Kildare
W12 AD93

Tel 00 353 45 492000
Fax 00 353 45 492017
* loCall 1890 251890
** Or call 0761 001 607

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