Tipperary County Council
Civic Offices, Clonmel | Civic Offices, Nenagh,
Co. Tipperary
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+353(0)761 065000
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Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Clonmel | Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Clonmel | Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

FAQs

Planning

Can I view planning applications on-line?

Planning applications can be viewed on-line via the ePlan online inquiry system. This can be accessed via the Planning page on the Tipperary County Council website. Planning records can be searched by reference number, name, address or date.

Finance
Procurement

Where does Tipperary County Council advertise its tenders?

Primarily on eTenders (www.etenders.gov.ie)
It is a government requirement that the organisation’s aggregate spend of over €25,000 on goods and services; €50,000 on works; €10,000 on ICT are advertised on eTenders. If the spend is €209,000 on goods and services; €5,225,000 on works, they are also advertised in the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) via eTenders.
However...
Tipperary County Council participates in national level procurement arrangements that are advertised on eTenders by

  • The Office of Government Procurement (OGP)
  • SupplyGov under the auspices of Kerry County Council and
  • Regional arrangements

So, to find what Tipperary County Council is tendering, it is important that suppliers Register appropriately with www.eTenders.gov.ie and www.SupplyGov.ie

How do I register with eTenders?

Go to the ‘Supplier Company Registration’ tab down the left hand side of the home page www.etenders.gov.ie and follow the instructions.

You need to select all the classification codes that your company is interested in, so that you receive notification of relevant tenders as they are advertised. You will see the codes (NACE Codes) at this link: www.cso.ie/px/u/NACECoder/NACEItems/searchnace.asp
If you need assistance in registering please contact the eTenders helpdesk at etenders@eu-supply.com Tel: 021 243 92 77

How do I register with SupplyGov?

SupplyGov is a procurement system which facilitates the Local Authorities and other state agencies to run mini-tenders (from frameworks that have already been advertised on eTenders). It primarily deals with categories relating to Plant Hire; Minor Building & Civil Works and related training.

SupplyGov.ie has two sections

  • Requests for Tenders (RFTs) - Requests for Tenders are mini competitions run under Frameworks and
  • Requests for Quotations (RFQs)these are for under €25,000 aggregate spend

Suppliers can register at www.supplygov.ie and completing the necessary checklists and documentation. All new Frameworks are published as a contract notice on eTenders, the Irish Government Portal. So it is vital that you are registered on eTenders if you want notification of relevant frameworks relating to Plant Hire; Minor Building & Civil Works and related training. You cannot join an existing framework until the framework is re-advertised.
If you need assistance in registering as a supplier with Supplygov.ie, the Customer Service Helpdesk Team will assist. Phone: 076 1064020. Email: eproc@kerrycoco.ie

Where will I find a list of the existing OGP national procurement arrangements?

If you use the supplier section of the homepage at www.procurement.ie you can search for existing OGP national procurement arrangements the various categories and sectors.

Where will I find a list of the existing SupplyGov frameworks?

Under the ‘Terms and Conditions’ tab at www.supplygov.ie y

How do I quote for business under the€25,000 eTenders threshold?

In compliance with national requirements, Tipperary County Council is participating in national procurement arrangements as they come on stream. We are also developing our own frameworks where required. There will be fewer and fewer one-off quotation arrangements as the roll-out of frameworks continue. Any existing panels or other arrangements will be succeeded by advertised systems over time. These arrangements will advertised on eTenders. So another reminder, that no matter what goods or services you provide, you will receive notification if registered on eTenders with all the codes indicated if you wish to be informed.

For those goods and services the organisation uses occasionally and come under the threshold:

  • Be registered with SupplyGov – requests for quotations (RFQs) for under €25,000 aggregate spend
  • See advertisements in the local newspapers

What goods and services can I register to supply under Quotations on SupplyGov?

To find what categories exist, or might be developed under the Quotation side of SupplyGov, contact the Customer Service Helpdesk. Phone: 076 1064020. email: eproc@kerrycoco.ie

How do I initiate business with Tipperary County Council

Register appropriately with www.eTenders.gov.ie and www.SupplyGov.ie, and then you will receive notification when tenders are advertised.

Waste Infrastructure & Recycling
Refuse Facilities

Does the Council accept waste?

Yes, at our civic amenity centres in Cashel, Clonmel, Donohill, Nenagh, and Roscrea.

Roads
Road Maintenance

When can I cut hedgerows?

Hedgerows can only be maintained (i.e. cut) between 01st September and end February each year. Do not cut hedgerows during the bird-nesting season. With certain exemptions e.g. for reasons of health and safety, the Irish Wildlife Act 1976 to 2000 prohibits the cutting of hedgerow vegetation between 01st March and 31st August. Farms participating in REPS must not carry out hedgerow maintenance from end February to end of August.

Environment Section Officers do not have any authority under the Irish Wildlife Act 1976, as amended. Complaints about cutting hedgerows should be referred to the National Parks and Wildlife Service and/or An Garda Síochána.

Complaints in relation to hedgerows (and trees) impacting on traffic safety should be directed to the Roads Section of the Council.
For further information see:

www.npws.ie

Why roads may still be icy

  • Despite the high level of service provided, no guarantee can be given that roads will always be completely clear of ice or snow.
  • Ice may still be present in frost pockets/hollows and low-lying areas after the remainder of the network has thawed.
  • On average, forecasts are 90% accurate and in most winters this means that there are days when a road frost is not forecast but can actually occur.
  • It takes time for the salt to become effective after roads are salted.
  • Rain can wash salt off roads leaving them prone to re-icing.
  • In severe cold weather below -8C, even salt will not prevent roads from icing up.
  • If a road frost follows rain salting will normally start after the rain has stopped to avoid salt being washed away. Temperatures may fall by as much as 5C per hour and the wet roads may well freeze before the salt spreader has been able to salt them.
  • "Dawn Frost" - This occurs on dry roads and involves the development of early morning dew which falls on cold road surfaces and freezes on impact. It is impossible to forecast with any accuracy where and when it will occur. It is occurs particularly on commuter routes as the water vapour from exhausts falls on the road and freezes.
  • When rain turns to snow, early salting cannot take place as it would be washed away.
  • Treated roads can still therefore have icy patches and drivers should remain vigilant and aware of the need to drive carefully at all times especially when road frosts follow rain.

Where is the salt stored?

Salt is collected from the ports at the start of the season and stored in salt barns at various locations throughout the county. The main purpose of the salt barn is to keep the salt dry and to prevent the salt from being blown or washed away by wind or rain. Tipperary County Council has three Salt Barns, one has a capacity of 1,500 tonnes and the other two barns each have a capacity of 600 tonnes which is sufficient to pre-treat our designated routes on 12 occasions.

How do I log a Public Lighting Fault?

Faults can be reported by logging on to the Airtricity Website or calling their helpline 1850 372 772.
Alternatively, you can also call Customer Services at Tipperary County Council at 0761-06-5000.

When the fault is logged in this format it will go straight to hand-held device of Airtricity’s electrician for the area.
When reporting the fault the following information should be provided.

  • The town/village/estate or street name.
  • The number on the pole (generally identified in black located on a white background above eye level on the pole).
  • The location of the light (for example, outside house number 5).
  • Your name and contact number.

Why is the salt used on the roads sometimes brown in colour?

This is the natural colour of the rock salt as mined, due to dirt and impurities which lie in bands throughout the salt beds, deposited millions of years ago. Marine salt is white and is occasionally used if supplies of rock salt are not available

When is it Prohibited to Cut Hedges?

Persons are prohibited from cutting trees/hedges from 1st March to 31st August each year under the Wildlife Acts 1976-2000.

Are there more environmentally friendly alternatives to salt?

Yes there are but unfortunately they are extremely expensive to use.

Why do footpaths not get salted?

To treat all footpaths with the road spreader is not practicable due to parked vehicles and also the danger of pedestrians being struck with salt grains. Treatment by hand or machine would prove to be too costly, uneconomical and is resource-intensive.

Should people clear ice and snow from driveways and footpaths themselves?

We would be happy if you would show community spirit and help where you can. When clearing ice take care not to make things worse, or make it appear that the footpath is completely free of risk.
You will need a shovel and some salt, sand or grit, but don’t try using water or other liquids, as these will freeze on contact with the ground making the situation worse.
It’s easier to clear snow when it is fresh. It can be swept, shovelled or raked ideally onto grass areas or along the kerb.

Road Permits, Licences and Claims

When do I need an Abnormal Load Permit?

These permits apply generally to vehicles carrying abnormal or indivisible loads on public roads. In exceptional circumstances, for example, the carriage of abnormal and indivisible loads (AILS), the legal limits on weights and dimensions may be exceeded.

Schemes

What are Community Involvement Schemes?

This scheme applies to Community groups who wish to have Local Roads improved and are willing to contribute to the overall cost of the scheme. Overall community contributions must account for 15% of the cost of the works by way of financial contribution.

Applications must be made on the official application form and submitted to the Roads Department.

Your Council
Tenders

How do I initiate business with Tipperary County Council

Register appropriately with www.eTenders.gov.ie and www.SupplyGov.ie, and then you will receive notification when tenders are advertised.

Where does Tipperary County Council advertise its tenders?

Primarily on eTenders (www.etenders.gov.ie)
It is a government requirement that the organisation’s aggregate spend of over €25,000 on goods and services; €50,000 on works; €10,000 on ICT are advertised on eTenders. If the spend is €209,000 on goods and services; €5,225,000 on works, they are also advertised in the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) via eTenders.
However...
Tipperary County Council participates in national level procurement arrangements that are advertised on eTenders by

  • The Office of Government Procurement (OGP)
  • SupplyGov under the auspices of Kerry County Council and
  • Regional arrangements

So, to find what Tipperary County Council is tendering, it is important that suppliers Register appropriately with www.eTenders.gov.ie and www.SupplyGov.ie

How do I register with eTenders?

Go to the ‘Supplier Company Registration’ tab down the left hand side of the home page www.etenders.gov.ie and follow the instructions.

You need to select all the classification codes that your company is interested in, so that you receive notification of relevant tenders as they are advertised. You will see the codes (NACE Codes) at this link: www.cso.ie/px/u/NACECoder/NACEItems/searchnace.asp
If you need assistance in registering please contact the eTenders helpdesk at etenders@eu-supply.com Tel: 021 243 92 77

How do I register with SupplyGov?

SupplyGov is a procurement system which facilitates the Local Authorities and other state agencies to run mini-tenders (from frameworks that have already been advertised on eTenders). It primarily deals with categories relating to Plant Hire; Minor Building & Civil Works and related training.

SupplyGov.ie has two sections

  • Requests for Tenders (RFTs) - Requests for Tenders are mini competitions run under Frameworks and
  • Requests for Quotations (RFQs)these are for under €25,000 aggregate spend

Suppliers can register at www.supplygov.ie and completing the necessary checklists and documentation. All new Frameworks are published as a contract notice on eTenders, the Irish Government Portal. So it is vital that you are registered on eTenders if you want notification of relevant frameworks relating to Plant Hire; Minor Building & Civil Works and related training. You cannot join an existing framework until the framework is re-advertised.
If you need assistance in registering as a supplier with Supplygov.ie, the Customer Service Helpdesk Team will assist. Phone: 076 1064020. Email: eproc@kerrycoco.ie