Information on Brexit for UCC

Dear colleagues,

Please see that the University has put in place a Framework for customs Clearance agents. The Drawdown method for this service is the Cascade method which means that, The first Ranked supplier Maurice Ward needs to be used for all customs clearance services for the University. In the event that the first ranked supplier cannot provide service then the next ranked supplier Ace Express Freight can be contacted in order for service provision and so on through the remaining framework members.

1. Maurice Ward 

Balazs Bekes:

Gerrard Hall: 

Telephone: 01-8409099

2. Ace Express Freight

Eamon Galavan:

Telephone: 01-8702814

3. Hawtorn Logistics Solutions

George Banks: 

Telephone: 01-8991101

4. Bell Transport & Logistics

John Dawson:

Roisin Cussen:

Telephone: 051-382657


The BREXIT supplier survey document and the Supplier analysis documents can be found here:

BREXIT Supplier Survey document

Kraljic Supplier Analysis


 Please find a link to the full Workshop that was recorded on the 11/12/2020 

Please find slides from workshop below:

Workshop Slides

Please find a link to the full Seminar given on the 09/11/2020 

Please find slides that were presented on the seminar below:

Brexit Information Seminar slides


Suppliers within the UK may ask for the Universities EORI Number, This is the same as our Tax Registration number IE  0006286E


Please see that all suppliers under the framework for Labrotary Consumables have been asked for a response in relation to brexit Please see below:

Similarily DHL have issued a presentation in relation to Brexit:

DHL presentation

We have complied a list of helpful links for Brexit issues:

Please see the latest advice from The Office of Government Procurement:

OGP Brexit Info

External Resourses


Please see for all queries in relation to any Brexit implications on purchasing please contact and we will be answer queries in a timely fashion.


Procurement and Contracts Office

Soláthar agus Conarthaí

6 Elderwood, College Rd, Cork, T45 VH39.