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What we Buy

What we buy

The Education Authority Procurement Service manages the procurement of a diverse range of supplies, services and works with a total contract expenditure just under £200m annually. The main categories of spend within EA Procurement are:  

  • Catering
  • Transport
  • Information technology
  • Construction projects
  • Maintenance Works
  • Managed Services
  • Business services and facilities management
  • School equipment, materials and stationery
EA Procurement Activity including current opportunities, recently awarded contracts and procurement pipeline can be accessed here.


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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