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Procurement Policy

The office of the Regulator of the National Lottery as a statutory body is governed by Public Procurement Guidelines, Regulations and Directives. Public procurement can be defined as the acquisition, whether under formal contract or not, of works, supplies and services. It ranges from the purchase of routine supplies to formal tendering and placing of contracts for large infrastructural or ICT projects.

Procurement Principles
Public procurement must be discharged with probity, transparency and accountability and in a manner that secures best value for money for the Regulator of the National Lottery.

Procurement by the Regulator of the National Lottery will be governed by the following principles:

  • Achieving efficiency, effectiveness and best value for money.
  • Dealing with quality suppliers, contractors and service providers.
  • Operating in a fair, open, transparent and non-discriminatory manner.
  • Managing risk and potential conflicts of interest.
  • Complying with all relevant European, National legislation and Government regulations.
  • Operating to the highest ethical standards.

Procurement objectives
The primary objectives of the Regulator of the National Lottery procurement policy are to ensure that all transactions:

  • Deliver to the specified requirements.
  • Give the office of the Regulator of the National Lottery best value for money.
  • Are totally transparent.
  • Ensure equality of access to appropriately qualified/competent suppliers.
  • Are formally contracted.
  • Fully comply with government guidelines and EU directives.

Environmental and social considerations, as set out in Circular 20/2019, must be observed where relevant in all procurement processes. At each stage in the process, green issues should be considered and should be signalled at all stages, from business case and specification stages through to the selection, award, and contract management stages.

The Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty places a statutory obligation on public bodies to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect the human rights of those to whom they provide services and staff when carrying out their daily work. This Duty must be considered in all Regulator of the National Lottery's business activities, including procurement.

Purchasing Procedures

  • It is a basic principle of public procurement that a competitive process should be used unless there are justifiably exceptional circumstances. The type of competitive process can vary depending on the size and characteristics of the contract to be awarded and the nature of the contracting authority.
  • When a procurement requirement is identified before proceeding to purchase to establish whether an existing suitable contract or framework is already in place and if so to utilise that contract or drawdown from that framework.
  • The Regulator of the National Lottery commits to using Office of Government Procurement frameworks for all purchases exceeding €25,000.

EU Procurement

Contracts with values in excess of €209,000 excluding VAT for either Services or Supplies will be open to competition across the EU, by means of advertisement in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU).