Procurement process

Certain activities carried out by Irish Water Ireland require compliance with applicable procurement laws.

Irish Water adopts different procurement approaches, depending on the monetary value of the contract.

EU thresholds

Contracts with a monetary value above the procurement threshold level (Goods or Services greater than €428k. Works greater than €5,350m and Social and other Specific Services greater than €1m) are advertised through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). Prospective suppliers and contractors are advised to regularly review the eTenders website to view advertised tender competitions

Contracts below threshold levels

All other contracts below the threshold levels as specified above are procured as per the Irish Water procurement policy, which is in compliance with applicable procurement law.

Contract awards

Contracts awarded are published on post contract execution.

Further information

For more information view our Procurement General Terms and Conditions (which will apply in the absence of a formal contract).

Suppliers should note the data protection obligations set out in the Ervia and its subsidiaries Irish Water, Gas Networks Ireland and Gas Networks Ireland (UK) purchase order terms and conditions of use. In particular, the obligation to notify Ervia/IW/GNI by email ( in advance of processing any personal data on their behalf and to provide a description of that personal data.