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Issue 506 - 29th June 2020
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For Northern Ireland specific contracts, there are a number of sources of information specifically for contracts within Northern Ireland. The Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) handles contracts for a number of government departments.

171881 - TCD-19-05 - Multi Supplier framework for the Provision of AV/IT Equipment Maintenance & Support for Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Publication date:  27-06-2020
Response deadline:  27-07-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Buyer: Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

171979 - Audio Visual Streaming - Supply of Audio Visual Equipment incl Camera, Lenses, Projector, Streaming, Computer & Storage Equipment
Publication date:  27-06-2020
Response deadline:  17-07-2020 18:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Quotations needed for the supply of AV equipment. Cameras and lenses for Multicam recording and streaming and storage of live events. Also projector and truss for outdoor screenings.
Buyer: Hello Camera
171754 - 0137 - Provision of Eircode / Address Match Services
Publication date:  26-06-2020
Response deadline:  27-07-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Pobal is seeking a supplier to assist with the provision of Eircode-related, address matching and geocoding services. Services include the following general areas: • Web plugin / API for Auto completion of Addresses including matching against the ECAD database • Batch Geocoding of Addresses
Buyer: Pobal

171934 - Donegal Youth Council - Provision of Services for Co-ordination of Donegal Youth Council
Publication date:  26-06-2020
Response deadline:  20-07-2020 16:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Donegal County Council is inviting proposals from suitably qualified and competent service providers for the co-ordination of Donegal Youth Council so as to ensure the delivery of the 2020 - 2022 term of Donegal Youth Council.
Buyer: Donegal County Council

171847 - - Installation of temporary mobile CCTV for monitoring dumping/littering at various locations in Louth
Publication date:  25-06-2020
Response deadline:  10-07-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Louth County Council is seeking a suitably experienced company to provide mobile CCTV monitoring for the purpose of monitoring dumping and littering at various location throughout County Louth. Monitoring may be covert or overt depending on the circumstances of the issue as will be outlined. Monitoring will range from short duration monitoring of 1 week to long term monitoring of up to 3 months.
Buyer: Louth County Council

171545 - - EEE108F - UL - Multi Supplier Framework for Development & Support Services for the SITS Sytem
Publication date:  21-06-2020
Response deadline:  22-07-2020 14:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: The University of Limerick (UL) wishes to establish a Multi-Party Framework to source and appoint suitably qualified and experienced partner(s) with detailed Student Information Technology System (SITS) expertise that can work within the existing Tactical Stabilisation programme, with UL and its Strategic partner, supporting the programme objectives. The services required are as follows: 1. Provide general advice and application consulting on the best use of the SITS system 2. Configuration of SITS in line with the University’s needs and to support improvement in processes and services to students and staff 3. Development of software changes (including functional and technical documentation in line with best practice standards) where required 4. Assist in the transfer of knowledge to the University IT team and Subject Matter Experts
Buyer: Education Procurement Service (EPS)

171550 - TCD-19-80 - Provision of an Educational Video Conferencing and Collaboration Solution
Publication date:  21-06-2020
Response deadline:  06-07-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: Open Procedure (OJEU) post PIN
Description: A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based software solution to address the demand for a best-in-class online collaboration platform to mitigate potential travel restrictions arising from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore this competition invokes accelerated timescales and has used a post-pin eTenders template. The solution should deliver the highest quality interactive educational experience in situations where students cannot physically attend a lecture/class or where a blended learning approach is applied. Students must easily log in via a web-browser over a standard internet connection from both on and off-campus locations. It is anticipated that vendors will specialise in software delivery. Trinity understands a separate competition may be required for compatible hardware to complete the full system.
Buyer: Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
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This is a short (60 minutes) ONLINE programme, certified and developed in collaboration with industry (People1st International, UK Hospitality, Visit Britain): it is a “kite mark” programme for Visit Britain/UK Hospitality.
It is applicable to any business that deals face to face with clients/customers.
At only £6 per head, it is great value and can be conducted on furlough.
A 10% discount is on offer to FSB members, Causeway Coast Cluster Members or Business Bulletin readers if they enrol 10 or more of the people in their business.   We are prepared to offer the same discount to other businesses or groups if they enrol 50 or more people.


Ulster University Business School is providing a series of Digital Transformation online events with partners Marvel Marketers.
The webinars include:
  • Insights from industry thought leaders all over the world
  • Hands-on learning opportunities
  • The fundamentals of today's top marketing technologies
  • The digital components that are vital for a successful marketing strategy
  • The data sources that lead to actionable decision-making
  • Expert tips to help you become a more marketable job candidate
BelTech Conference

The seventh annual BelTech Conference, which brings together leaders from the technology and
business sectors and plays a lead role in promoting the emerging technology sector in Northern
Ireland, is online until this Thursday.

As well as championing latest developments in tech, it will look at how the sector has played a critical role in supporting business resilience during the Covid-19 lockdown.

BelTech will also examine what role the technology sector can play in a post-COVID era and how it can help the economy bounce-back. The conference this year is free but those who would like to
attend must register.

For further information visit

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Mentor Growth Programme enables local businesses to access essential business knowledge, expertise and impartial advice in areas including: sales & marketing development, strategic planning, digital marketing, branding and financial management through the provision of 1 to 1 mentoring; signposting support; workshops and networking opportunities. Businesses can avail of either 2 days, 3 days or 5 days of free mentoring support.

The Mentor Growth programme aims to:

  • Support the creation of new sustainable jobs in the council area
  • Refer businesses to Invest NI that are capable of accessing financial support from Invest NI.
  • Strengthen the local business base by assisting businesses to become more competitive in indigenous and export markets
  • Promote business growth and innovation
  • Provide accessible, need driven business support that is tailored to business requirements
  • Engage with key business support stakeholders to develop a portfolio approach to business support in the council area, ensuring that there is no duplication of effort.

Mentors are available right now to help your business.  They are selected based on the business needs to enable them to share appropriate advice, skills and knowledge from a range of specialisms including:

  • Strategic planning
  • Financial management, including accessing funding
  • Marketing & Sales
  • HR 
  • IP and Legal issues
  • Research and Development
  • Business Efficiency
  • Ecommerce and SEO
Who Can Apply?

Small to medium sized businesses with a registered business address in the Lisburn and Castlereagh City area.

To apply please click here 

This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme and is available to new start-up or existing businesses with a registered business address in the Lisburn and Castlereagh City area.

Bulgarian company offers new technology for production of energy and extraction of mineral resources from seawater for co-development and market adaptation through Joint venture agreement

Bulgarian micro company offers patented innovation technology for the extraction of Brown’s gas /oxyhydrogen/ and minerals rich in ferrous, non-ferrous and rare metals from sea/ waste water. The proposed method is displacing all deep-water technologies for extraction of minerals from sediments and nodules from the bottom of the world's oceans. It can also be used for water waste management. Joint venture agreement for the market adaptation of this innovation and co-development is sought.

Croatian manufacturer of proprietary, economical outdoor showers and solar-powered loungers with safes seeks agents or distribution partners

Croatian startup has developed new smart outdoor showers and sun loungers. The products are modern in design, unique and can be personalized. The company is looking for distributor all over Europe who work with pool constructors, architects and suppliers that provide smart city products. The company is ready to establish long-term cooperation on the basis of a distribution services agreement and commercial agency agreement.

Croatian partners are looking for a coordinator to submit H2020 proposal on renewable energy and energy efficiency topic

Croatian company and energy institute engaged on sustainable energy project proposal drafting are looking for a coordinator to submit H2020 Energy Efficiency call. They have experience in strategic planning and implementation of new energy saving solutions to end users and looking for a partner among universities and SMEs with experience in developing energy strategies, expert documents or implementation of pilot activities. Sought partner should be experience in EU project coordination.

Continuous close-loop fast pyrolysis technology for processing plastic, organic and end-of-life tires (ELT) waste

A Cypriot engineering SME, specialized in waste management offers an innovative recycling solution for the plastic, organic and end-of-life tires (ELT) waste, based on the solid-to-solid heat transfer.The solution can be customized according to client needs. Manufacturers of recycling equipment, recycling and engineering companies, municipalities and large industrial waste producers are sought for joint venture or commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Stimulator of growth for bio vegetables, fruit, vine and other crops

A Czech family run SME has developed a high quality organic stimulator of growth for bio vegetables, fruit, vine and other crops which is applied on soil and on the leaves of plants based on extracts from vermicompost. The SME is looking for growers of organic vegetables, fruit and vine interested in testing the product on specific plants and later exploiting that via closing a commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Partner search for a national research project of the Technology Agency - Delta 2 -concerning monitoring of beehives

A Czech hardware and software supplier is looking for a project partner preferably from Israel, having experience with beehive monitoring technologies or Internet of Things solutions. The proposed project submitted in the framework od the national call Delta 2 will be devided into 2 years. The first year fine tuning and distributing hardware, second year data gathering and extensive study in the Czech Republic and Israel. The type of the co-operation will be research co-operation agreement.

A German producer of kitchen aid products is looking for a franchise agency agreement

The German SME produces high quality kitchen aids and is looking for partners in different sales channels to distribute its premium products. The company is looking for a franchise agency agreement.

Start-up companies from the IT sector are sought to implement the optimization and automation of conspicuity analysis at discharge sections of rainwater treatment plants

The largest German wastewater disposal company and operator of sewage treatment plants is looking for a solution in the area of image recognition and artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the conspicuity analysis on discharge sections of rainwater treatment plants and to optimise processes. As this technology request refers to an innovation challenge for start-up companies, only start-ups are sought for technical cooperation agreements.

Start-up companies with emission and carbon free energy solutions to be implemented on a former industrial site are sought from an urban development company

The German hub of an international company is transforming a former industrial site into an innovative circular creative workspace. The goal is to realise this with a zero emission and carbon-free energy grid. The site will be available as a test bed for energy pilot projects and new ideas. As this request is part of an open innovation challenge targeted towards start-up companies, only start-up companies with relevant energy solutions are sought for technical cooperation.

Distributors sought for German fishing line threading aid made from pollutant-free materials

For their fishing line threading aid that ensures a quick and uncomplicated threading of the fishing line, a German company seeks partners for distribution services agreements. The aid is made from pollutant-free materials and can be used for all types of fishing rods equipped with line rings. Specialised in the development, manufacture and sale of innovative products to save time and optimise profits, the German company offers products made from high-quality materials.

An Israeli producer of plant nutrition for agriculture, such as fertilizers, is looking for distributors under distribution services agreements.

This Israel based company is a leading producer of liquid, solid, soluble and granular fertilisers, as well as bio-stimulants and micro-elements. The company offers a wide variety of fixed fertilisers mixes, as well as tailor-made fertilisers mixes based local soil and water analysis, farmers’ requirements and agronomists’ recommendations. The company is looking to expand the international side of business and is therefore after distributors under distribution services agreements.

H2020-MSCA-IF-EF-SE: Transcriptomic and metabolomic expert scientist (PhD) or researcher with several years of experience in omics discipline related to fermentation process

An Italian company with high experience in production and purification of API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) develops a fermentation process to produce a proprietary small molecule. An experienced researcher with transcriptomics and metabolomics know how is sought within Society & Enterprise Panel of Individual Fellowships of Marie- Sklodowska-Curie Actions. He/she should contribute to further optimize the production process as well as enhance the knowledge of microbial biochemical pathways.

Dutch skin-care brand is looking for distributors for their anti-aging collagen complex with patented ingredients.

The Dutch SME is a successful skincare brand that sells its skincare products online and offline in many countries in Europe. One of the leading products is an anti-aging collagen complex which is a drinkable blend of patented bioactive collagen peptides and other active ingredients. In order to expand the brand worldwide, they are looking for distributors who want to market the brand exclusively in their territory under a distribution services agreement.

The development and series production of high-end opto-mechanic modules for space applications

A Dutch SME develops and produces precision opto-mechanical instruments for the space sector. Most important innovation is their expertise in co-developing of small ruggedized sensitive instruments and producing next generation laser-based modules for satellite applications. The SME is interested in manufacturing agreements with technical assistance for transferring the know-how and technology to prime space contractors.

The development and production of high value high-end opto-mechatronic modules for the semiconductor industry

A Dutch SME develops and produces precision opto-mechanical modules for alignment, measurement and control, guidance and high precision parts for the semiconductor industry. Most important innovation is their expertise in co-developing and producing the optical modules, software included. The SME is interested in manufacturing agreements with technical assistance for transferring the know-how and technology to a main supplier or original equipment manufacturer in the semiconductor industry.

A Macedonian design and architecture studio offers subcontracting agreements

A Macedonian company, specialised in architecture and urban planning, supervision of construction processes, and interior & furniture design, is looking for partners interested in subcontracting agreement. The company is offering cost-efficient, professional and reliable services on a long-term basis to architecture, construction and design companies.

Romanian company seeks suppliers for cut flowers under distribution agreements

A Romanian company specialises in planning and managing private and corporate events for which it takes care of all details. The company strongly believes flowers give colour to any event, while also serving the special function of endowments of honour to special guests. The Romanian firm seeks international suppliers for cut flowers to facilitate the design and completion of delicate, unique flower arrangements. Cooperation with the partners identified will be based on distribution agreements.

Romanian custom mobile applications software provider seeks international business partners for concluding services agreements

A Romanian company specialises in developing custom software for mobile applications addressed to companies requiring IT or IT related services. The company is interested in identifying international business partners under services agreements.

Romanian manufacturer of electrical wiring seeks international business partners for concluding manufacturing agreements

A Romanian company specializes in electrical wiring manufacturing. The company offers a full range of electrical wiring products, including highly complex wiring structures. The firm is interested in finding business partners from automotive, electronics, home appliances, aerospace and the medical industries to sign manufacturing agreements.

Romanian manufacturer of exquisite jewellery seeks distributors

A Romanian company manufactures a wide array of jewelleries with Swarovski crystals, under its own brand. The company is interested in expanding its market internationally, by identifying new distributors for its products. Cooperation with the partners identified will be based on distribution services agreements.
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