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SFA Annual Subscription 2015
SFA National Small Business Awards 2015 Winners
St Patrick's Day Public Holiday and Easter Holidays 2015
SFA Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation on Low Pay and the Living Wage
SFA meets Public Accounts Committee on Public Procurement
Intertrade Ireland Funding for Growth Service
The Importance of a Paper Trail in Employment Situations
New Internship Scheme Launched
National Workplace Wellbeing Day - 27th March 2015
Rehabilitation and Return to Work
SFA Webinar – Succession Planning
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SEAI Energy Show
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SFA meets Public Accounts Committee on Public Procurement
An SFA delegation met with the Public Accounts Committee to discuss issues relating to small firms access to Public Procurement opportunities on Thursday, 5th March.  The SFA submission argues for fundamental reform of the public procurement system, to remove the emphasis on price, set targets for SME procurement, break contracts down into lots by region and sector and improve the feedback and appeals process. 

You can view the full submission, with examples of specific member experiences here.