Service Provider Panels

The Sport Ireland Institute creates an environment which influences, supports and ensures that talented Irish athletes achieve sustained levels of excellence in high performance sport. The Institute coordinates a network of highly experienced, quality assured service providers to help support this high performance environment ensuring that sports have access to the sports science and medicine sports that they need. Sport Ireland Institute works directly with NGB's in developing sports specific science and medical support networks so that each sport has the support it needs to impact on performance.

The Sport Ireland Institute also works closely with service providers in developing systems, structures and protocols to ensure that athletes and sports receive the best support possible.

The Sport Ireland Institute provides a range of science, medicine and lifestyle support services to the national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) to support their high performance programmes. These are specialist services that require a high degree of training and experience in order to meet the needs of the high performance athletes and coaches. Service areas are:

Lot 1:       High Performance Sports Medicine

Lot 2:      High Performance Sports Physiotherapy

Lot 3:      High Performance Sports Soft Tissue Therapy

Lot 4:      High Performance Sport Athletic Therapy

Lot 5:      High Performance Sport Performance Analysis

Lot 6:      High Performance Sport Physiology

Lot 7:      High Performance Sport Performance Psychology

Lot 8:      High Performance Sport Clinical Psychology

Lot 9:      High Performance Sports Nutrition

Lot 10:     High Performance Sports Biomechanics

Lot 11:      High Performance Sports Strength and Conditioning

Lot 12:     High Performance Sport Lifeskills and Individual Performance Planning

Lot 13:     High Performance Sport Coach Development

Service Provider Panels Criteria

In order to meet the service needs of NGBs, Sport Ireland Institute operates a specialist High Performance Service Provider Panels. In order to be eligible to apply for work in any of the specialist areas above, service providers will need to be a member of the Panel in that specialist area.

The current standards required for application are:
Qualifications:      Masters level or equivalent in the appropriate area.
Training:               Evidence of on going CPD in your discipline that is relevant to high performance sport.
Experience:         Evidence of 3 years or 200 days post Masters experience in working in the discipline relevant to high performance sport.

Service Provider Panels Application Form

To be appointed onto the Panel, Applications will initially be examined by reference to their completeness and compliance with the requirements set out in the Request for Proposals for Appointment onto a Panel for the Provision of High Performance Sport Services Application Form. All compliant Applications will be assessed in accordance with the Qualification Criteria set out at Section 4. The appointment onto the Panel does not constitute a guarantee from SI to procure any services from those appointed onto the Panel. On each occasion SI wishes to draw down Services for each Lot, it shall do so in accordance with the Panel Rules set out in Schedule 1 of the Panel Terms and Conditions. 

The number of copies of completed Applications required is 4 hard copies and 1 electronic copy in PDF or Word format (on CD ROM or memory stick).

The appointment onto the Panel does not constitute a guarantee from SI to procure any services from those appointed onto the Panel.

Click here to download an application form

Terms and Conditions

This appointment onto the Panel is being conducted by a process of competitive tender using an open procedure.  As the Services being procured fall within Annex II Part B of EU Council Directive 2004/18 EC, Sport Ireland is not under a legal obligation to comply with the full requirements of EU Council Directive 2004/18 EC as implemented by the European Communities (Award of Public Contracts) Regulations 2006. It is Sport Ireland's intention, however, at all times, to ensure that this competition is fair, objective, transparent and non-discriminatory. This competitive tender process is open for a period of four years.

Full terms and conditions of can be viewed here.