procurement principles

Procurement Programme

arc21 procure a variety of services and supplies


Details of current tender opportunities are advertised through etendersni and will also be listed in the section opposite entitled "Current Tender Opportunities" on this site and in local newspapers.

Those interested in tender opportunities with arc21 are encouraged to register on the etendersni portal (

and identify the types of contract they may be interested in participating in. This will ensure automatic notification of opportunities including any market engagement exercises that match the types of contracts you may be interested in.

Parties wishing to receive documentation must be registered on etendersni to download the tender documents and to participate in any competitions.

The Residual Waste Project procurement process is currently ongoing.  For further information on how the project is progressing please visit the News section here

arc21 also uses existing frameworks to purchase items such as supplies, insurance and consultancy services.


Procurement Principles

arc21 is committed to the guiding principles which govern the administration of public procurement.  We will seek to apply these in our dealings with suppliers and potential suppliers. 

The principles are:

  1. Transparency – ensuring that as far as possible  there is openness and clarity in policy and its delivery.

  2. Competitive Supply – utilise competitions unless there are convincing reasons to the contrary.

  3. Consistency – procurement policy all other things being equal to be will be consistent with other general procurement policy in the public sector.

  4. Effectiveness – meet the commercial, regulatory and socio-economic goals of government in a balanced manner appropriate to the procurement requirement.

  5. Efficiency – carry out all procurement processes as effectively as possible.

  6. Fair Dealing – treat suppliers fairly including protecting commercial confidentiality where required and will not impose unnecessary burdens or constraints on suppliers or potential suppliers.

  7. Integrity – ensure that the appropriate policies and procedures are in place to prevent corruption or collusion with suppliers or others.

  8. Informed Decision Making – base decisions on accurate information and monitor requirements to ensure that they are met.

  9. Legality – conform to all legal requirements.

  10. Integration – pay due regard to Government’s other economic and social policies.

  11. Accountability – effective mechanisms are in place to enable the Accounting Officer to discharge their responsibilities on issues of procurement risk and expenditure.

  12. Responsiveness - endeavour to meet the aspirations, expectations and needs of the community served by our procurement.