The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) and Courts Service in partnership with Enterprise Ireland are running a series of Meet the Buyer information and networking events connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector as part of the €135m Courts Bundle PPP Project.
On June 12th 2015, BAM PPP PGGM was appointed as the preferred tenderer. The series of Meet the Buyer events takes place on the following dates:
Letterkenny – Coláiste Ailigh 5pm – 8pm – 12th October 2015
Navan – Ardboyne Hotel 9am-12pm – 13th October 2015
Cork – Clayton Silver Springs 9am-12pm – 14th October 2015
Tramore – Ard Scoil na Mara 5.30pm – 8.30pm – 15th October 2015
All events are free and open to construction suppliers and enterprises in a wide variety of supply categories. Facilities Management subcontractors with expertise in areas such as planned preventative maintenance and cleaning services are also invited to participate.  Attendees will learn more about the 7 courthouses that will be built under this initiative and have an opportunity to meet with BAM who are the preferred tenderer.  Attendees will also find out how to become a sub supplier through a series of short “pitch” meetings.
There will also be an Enterprise Support zone at the event, where attendees can get information on business supports through the Local Enterprise Office network and Enterprise Ireland. The Department of Social Protection will provide delegates with information on the Pathways to Work initiative (including the Jobs Ireland Services) and check eligibility for the JobsPlus scheme. In addition, the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland will be in attendance.
The 7 courthouses will be built across 7 sites in 7 counties in locations across Ireland. Full details of the programme can be found on http://www.ndfa.ie/project/courts-ppp-programme/
It is anticipated that these building projects will be delivered as part of a single Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract, with construction commencing in late 2015.
The NDFA is responsible for delivering €650m of Public Private Partnership projects as part of the €2.5bn Infrastructure Stimulus Programme announced by the Irish Government in July 2012. This strategic courts project will deliver in the region of 1,750 construction jobs.
Commenting on BAM’s ‘Meet the Buyer’ events Theo Cullinane, CEO BAM Ireland said: “BAM is very pleased to have been appointed the preferred tenderer for the €135m Courts Bundle PPP which will deliver another multi regional social infrastructure PPP project in seven counties across Ireland.  Our ‘Meet the Buyer’ events are an ideal way for us to connect with local construction suppliers and subcontractors to identify new business opportunities for them to work with BAM in delivering these projects”.
Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland, said: “Enterprise Ireland is committed to widening the access for Irish construction services companies to significant public sector contracts. These ‘Meet the Buyer’ events are a proven element of our strategy and I strongly encourage Irish construction suppliers and enterprises to attend one of the four free events in taking place from the north to the south of the country”.
Gerard Cahillane, Deputy Director of the NDFA, said: “We are always pleased to be involved in these events which are a really practical way for local enterprise and the project tenderer to make connections and take advantage of the opportunities presented by PPPs.  They ensure that SMEs in the communities involved are engaged from the start on these projects, while being an efficient way for the buyer to secure contractors”.
For more information on the Courts Bundle PPP Project please visit:

Locations of the 7 courthouses being developed under this PPP programme

Indicative Supply Categories on the Courts Bundle PPP Project are as follows:

Aggregates Landscaping subcontractors
Air handling unit. Lightening protection.
Audio Visual. Lighting Equipment
Asbestos Removal Loose furniture suppliers
Blinds subcontractors Mechanical Contractors
BMS Control contractors Mechanical Ducting installation.
Boiler suppliers/Biomass Metalwork
Brick & Block laying Painting Contractors
Building Materials Partitions
Car park systems. Passenger Lift Contractors
Carpentry Contractors Paving Subcontractors
CCTV suppliers Pest control companies
Ceilings Piling
Cladding Plant Hire
Cleaning contractors Plastering
Cleaning Supplies companies Plumbing Supplies
Commissioning engineering Precast Concrete
Concrete Cutting & Coring Refurbishment of run down buildings
Concrete slab contractors Refurbishment work
Conservation builders & materials suppliers Radon Protection
Demolition Roadwork and road marking
Court building construction work Roof lights.
Drainage Roofing
Electrical Contractors Roof repair
Façade subcontractors Scaffolding
Facilities Management  Services Security companies
Facility maintenance subcontractors Signage suppliers
Fencing Site Testing
Fire alarm installation. Stone
Fire rated doors Stone suppliers
Fire rated Glazed partitions Structural Precast Concrete
Fire prevention /maintenance suppliers Structural Steel
Fire stopping & Fire protection. Suspended Ceiling subcontractors
Flooring & Tiling Contractors Sustainable Energy Suppliers
Formwork Temporary Canteen Facilities
Furniture & Equipment suppliers Temporary Electrical Contractors.
Groundworks/Earthworks Contractors Timber Frame
Glazing / Rooflights Contractors Traffic Management
Glass Coatings Waste Management subcontractors
Ground water control Waste Water Treatment
ICT Contractors (cabling only) Windows
Ironmongery Window cleaning companies
Insulation. Kitchen Equipment
Intruder alarm suppliers Steel Reinforcement supply and fabrication
Joinery Supply


  • Boiler system
  • Fire systems
  • BMS system
  • Heating System
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Attenuation tank
  • Electrical systems
  • Medical Gasses


  • Local painting subcontractor
  • Local carpentry subcontractor


  • Soft landscaping subcontractors


  • Local hardware suppliers


  • Feminine hygiene
  • Cleaning subcontractors


  • Contractor (General waste only)


  • Installation Contractor

Public Private Partnerships(PPPs)
Further information on PPPs can be found at http://ppp.gov.ie/
National Development Finance Agency:www.ndfa.ie
The National Development Finance Agency has full responsibility for the procurement and delivery of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in sectors other than transport and the local authorities. In its procurement role, the NDFA is responsible for all aspects of delivering the procurement of projects and hands them over to the sponsoring body after construction is complete and the asset is operational.
The NDFA is also the statutory financial advisor to State authorities in respect of all public investment projects with a capital value over €20 million. In its financial advisory role, the NDFA advises State Authorities on the optimal financing of priority public investment projects by applying commercial standards in evaluating financial risks and costs. The NDFA’s overriding objective is to maximise value for money for the Exchequer.
Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Government agency charged with developing and promoting Irish enterprise. Enterprise Ireland partners with entrepreneurs, Irish businesses, and the research and investment communities to develop Ireland’s international trade, innovation, leadership and competitiveness.  The ultimate objective is increased exports, employment and prosperity in Ireland.
Courts Service: www.courts.ie
The Courts Service was established as an independent corporate organisation on 9th November, 1999 following the enactment of the Courts Service Act, 1998. The mission of the Courts Service is to manage the courts, support the judiciary and provide a high-quality and professional service to all users of the courts.