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Purchasing for the Department is carried out by both Contracts Branch and various units within the Defence Forces. Contracts Branch is based at the Department of Defence, Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Contact details for the various military units are set out in any request for tender notices as published on www.etenders.gov.ie.


Contracts Branch

Contracts Branch is responsible for the overall procurement policy within the Defence Organisation and for the procurement of Defensive Equipment. The Branch carries out tender competitions in line with the Office of Government Procurement, National and EU Legislation. The sale or disposal of obsolete stock is conducted by Contracts Branch.
The Office of Government Procurement frameworks / contracts are used to acquire goods and services that are common to the Public Sector.
Details of current competitions can be viewed on www.etenders.gov.ie.

Contact details for Contracts Branch are :

Contracts Branch
Department of Defence
Station Road
Newbridge
Co Kildare
W12 AD93

Tel: 00 353 45 492000
Email: contracts@defence.ie
Fax: 00 353 45 492015
Lo Call: 1890 251890




The contact details for queries relating to procurement in respect of various Military Units are:


Air Corps Equipment - Contracts Section, Main Technical Stores, Irish Air Corps, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Dublin 22.
Telephone : 353 1 4037690

Military Transport - SSO Procurement, Directorate of Transport, McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7.
Telephone : 353 1 8042000

Naval Service Equipment - Naval Stores Officer, Main Technical Stores, Naval Base, Haulbowline, Co. Cork.
Telephone : 353 21 4864700

Barrack Expenses and Engineering Equipment - Directorate of Engineering, McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7.
Telephone : 353 1 8042000

Buildings - Directorate of Engineering, McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7.
Telephone : 353 1 8042000

Ordnance Clothing and Catering - SSO Procurement, Directorate of Ordnance, McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7.
Telephone : 353 1 8042000

Communications and Information Technology - SSO Procurement, Directorate of Signals, McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7.
Telephone : 353 1 8042000

Military Training - SSO Procurement, Directorate of Training, McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7.
Telephone : 353 1 8042000

Travel and Freight Services - Officer in Charge, Logistics Administration, Defence Forces HQ, McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7.
Telephone : 353 1 8042000

Medical Expenses - SSO Procurement, Directorate of Medical Corps, St. Bricins Hospital, Infirmary Road, Dublin 7.
Telephone : 353 1 8042000

External Service Delivery Plan
The preparation and submission to Government of detailed external service delivery plans by Departments/Offices is a key commitment of the Public Service Reform Plan (2014-2016). A copy of the Department of Defence External Service Delivery Plan is attached. Information deemed to be sensitive (commercial, procurement, operational, security etc. ) has been redacted.
Click here to see Plan


Publication of Purchase Orders over €20,000
In line with the Programme for Government commitment, the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces has commenced the process of publishing details of Purchase Orders for goods and services valued at more than €20,000. This information will be published quarterly in arrears.
Click here for details



Related Publications
5 December 2004
A Strategy for the Implementation of eProcurement in the Irish Public Sector


Contact Us

Department of Defence
Station Road
Newbridge
Co. Kildare
W12 AD93

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

info@defence.ie

eolas@defence.ie

* Note that the rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers
** 0761 numbers are charged as a national number from landlines and mobiles and are often included in bundle deals offered by phone operators