Following a public competition, Dogpatch Labs was awarded a €17m, 5-year contract to run the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC), this was their biggest single contract secured to date. This contract was awarded following a Competitive Dialogue process that took place over 12 months and involved the coordination of multiple parties, meetings and formal presentations of documents as well as a series of commercial negotiations. Comment from Patrick Walsh, CEO, Dogpatch Labs. “Eoin Lonergan was our retained tendering advisor here throughout and he was invaluable in supporting us successfully navigate the complexities and challenges of the Competitive Dialogue process. I greatly appreciated the depth of his domain expertise, his skill in coaching us and also his willingness to be flexible and available at all times. I would highly recommend Eoin.”