HSE Cleaning Contracts

HSE Cleaning Services fall within the Professional Services, ICT, Office (PICTO) Portfolio.  Prior to the establishment of the ‘new’ Procurement Operating Model, contracts were managed at former Health Board level.


When the new Portfolio model was established, HSE Procurement conducted an assessment of categories to identify priorities for tendering.  This was based on current status of contracts, level of expenditure, potential benefits (commercial & service), demand for tendering in new areas and resource availability.  Within PICTO, a new strategy for managing labour intensive contracts such as Cleaning, Security and Catering was considered and it was agreed to establish a National Framework Agreement for Facilities Management Services.


Services included on the National Framework are as follows:

  • Lot One: Security Services
  • Lot Two: Cleaning Services-Clinical Locations
  • Lot Three: Cleaning Services- Non Clinical Locations
  • Lot Four: Catering Services
  • Lot Five: Non Clinical Labour Services


The purpose of this Framework Agreement is to facilitate local regional and/or national competitions for the provision of these services.  Where possible, the requirements will be ‘bundled’ to optimise the benefits that may accrue from a single provider.


HSE Procurement is preparing a programme of work for current and future requirements within the above categories in consultation with Stakeholders/End User.  This will involve service providers who have been appointed to the Framework Agreement competing via mini competitions.


HSE Procurement is actively utilising the National Framework for Facilities Management to renew contracts at locations across HSE.  On that basis, existing arrangements remain in place until new contracts are tendered.





For your information, HSE Procurment is actively engaged with the new Office of Government Procurement (OGP) which was established under the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform earlier this year.  The category of Facilities Management Services may be addressed across the entire public sector and therefore is included in the OGP Procurement Plan going forward.



Grainne Duggan

Business Management Unit

HSE Procurement

Health Service Executive