Department of Finance - Central Procurement Directorate

Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) is the lead professional public procurement body for Northern Ireland.

CPD provides expert advice and professional procurement services to the NI departments and arm's length bodies, helping these clients obtain best value for money.

The role of our procurement experts includes: • helping the client clearly define what they need • advising on the best method of finding a supplier • taking it to the marketplace to obtain best value • assisting in managing the contract

CPD works with a wide range of clients across the NI public sector. It may be helpful to view some examples of our recent procurements (see, to understand the work we do.