Paul Quinn has a mandate to reform the Irish government’s procurement. He talks to Paul Snell about the challenges ahead and what is needed to make the three-year project succeed.
As the Irish government’s top purchaser, Paul Quinn has
€7 billion (£5.8 billion) to spend and
a target to save €500 million (£416.2 million) over three years. He was appointed in December 2012, and in July 2013 a new Office of Government Procurement (OGP)
was established as part of the reforms.