15 new jobs as Datapac lands €11m consumables deal with Irish Govt
Patrick Kickham, director of Datapac; Brian Hayes, Minister for State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; and Clara Quigley, Datapac

15 new jobs as Datapac lands €11m consumables deal with Irish Govt

13 Mar 20141 Share

ICT company Datapac is to create 15 new jobs in the next three years after being awarded an €11m contract by the Office of Government Procurement to supply ICT consumables.

The company, which has offices in Dublin, Wexford and Belfast, says the jobs will be based across all of its locations.

Ten of the roles will be created this year, with the additional five positions being created over the following two years.

The new positions will include sales, marketing and logistics.

“This contract allows us to grow Datapac further, adding up to 15 new people to the team over the next two years, and making further investments in our business and technology portfolio,” said Patrick Kickham, director of Datapac.

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) is part of the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform. It has been tasked with centralising public-sector procurement arrangements for common goods and services.

The contract is for two years with an option of extending it for a further 12 months.

In 2012, the National Procurement Service awarded Datapac with an €8m contract to provide a similar range of services.

“The award of this contract to Datapac, a wholly Irish-owned SME, is a perfect example of an Irish SME successfully competing for government business,” said Brian Hayes, Minister for State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

“We want to see more SMEs competing for larger State contracts – both at home and abroad. SMEs' success at this level is key to securing a sustainable and durable recovery for Ireland.”

John Kennedy
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