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Issue 498 - 2nd March 2020
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A ‘Claghan’ of individual cottages at the foot of the Mournes
Hanna’s Close, Aughnahoory Road, Kilkeel, County Down,BT34 4AH

Hanna’s Close has ten traditional cottages from one to three bedrooms, all teeming with traditional features. From stone walls to feature fire places, holidaying in history is an immediate reality. Seven cottages are located in the Close. The Carthouse, The Barn and The Stables are one bedroom cottages. Two Bedroom Cottages include William John’s, Peggy’s and George’s. Also in the Close is Johnny’s, a three bedroom cottage. Not in the Close, but a short distance away is Sam’s (two bedroom), Murphy’s (two bedroom) and Callaghan’s (three bedroom).
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New product development (NPD) is the process of taking a product or service from conception to market. The process sets out a series of stages that new products typically go through, beginning with ideation and concept generation, strategic analysis, product design and ending with the product's introduction to the market. This event seeks to explore the often overlooked design stage and the various methodologies involved.

This event is a fantastic opportunity for companies across Northern Ireland to gain insights into the design process from experts within the field of industrial, user- centred and people centred design.

This event is designed to be a gathering of SME Businesses, Stakeholders and Design Experts from across the industry, aimed at allowing businesses to:

- Share existing experiences within the area of NPD and design;

- Connect with experts and collaborators within the field;

- Gain powerful insights from industry experts; and,

- Learn more about funding opportunities.

This is a free event funded by Connected NI through the Department for the Economy, a light breakfast will also be included.

 

Negotiation Skills (2 days. 10-11 Mar)
This course teaches the keystages and techniques in the negotiation process. Its goal is to ensure that we achieve better negotiated outcomes. The course emphasises the need for preparation and being able to recognise and counter negotiation techniques and tactics. See: http://www.acumensis.com/courses.html?open=ns

Professional Sales Skills (2 days. 19-20 Mar)
This advanced course covers the essential skills required in professional selling: Prospecting, Qualification, Developing compelling Value propositions, The Buying Cycle, Needs Development, and Managing the Decision Criteria. Course material and concepts are rooted in the core principles of the latest sales theories including SPIN Selling, Solution Selling, Miller-Heiman (Strategic Selling), Holden (Power Base Selling) and The Challenge Sale. See: http://www.acumensis.com/courses.html?open=pss

Sales skills for non-sales professionals (2 days. 24-15 Mar)
This course is specifically aimed at business professionals such as consultants and engineers who are engaged with customers in a technical, service, or project management capacity. The objective of the course is to improve their business development, and customer relationship skills, in order to win new business. See: http://www.acumensis.com/courses.html?open=ssnsp

Customer Service (1 day. 30 Mar). 
The concept of good Customer Service has long been recognised as fundamental to a successful and profitable company. Service and Solution-based companies must now embrace a strategy of Customer Intimacy in order to compete with global suppliers. See:  https://www.acumensis.com/courses.html?open=cs

Personal Productivity and Effectiveness (Time Management) (1 day. 2 Apr)
The objective of this course is to improve the personal productivity skills of key staff. Regardless of our position we can contribute to our organisation’s overall profitability and efficiency by improved personal effectiveness and time management, including running effective meetings. See; http://www.acumensis.com/courses.html?open=ppe

Essential Management skills for first line managers (2 days. 7-8 Apr)
This course is aimed at technical professionals and consultants who are moving into a management role. It will provide delegates with the core skills of Planning and Decision Making, Delegation, Team Leading, Communication, Presentations, Influencing, Managing Change and Running meetings. See: http://www.acumensis.com/courses.html?open=emsflm

Account development (2 days. 16-17 Apr)
The focus of this course is to teach account managers the essential consultative skills that will enable them to be recognised by their clients as trusted business partners. It will enable them to better understand their clients’ businesses and align products and services to achieve business goals and “invent their future”. See: https://www.acumensis.com/courses.html?open=ad
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The company from the Bosnia and Herzegovina producing furniture, solid wood panels, briquettes and joinery is looking for commercial and distribution as well as manufacturing agreement

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA / BOBA20191213001
The company was founded in 1996, in the municipality of Bijeljina, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina and is engaged in the production of furniture, solid wood panels, briquette and joinery. The company is looking for long-term collaborative partners related to solid wood furniture, solid wood panels and briquettes. Cooperation with collaborative partners can be related to commercial agency and distribution services agreements, as well as manufacturing agreements.

Various stationery accessories and educational games for children offered for distribution.

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / BULGARIA / BOBG20200228002
A Bulgarian SME established in 2001, manufacturer of various educational games for children and also various accessories for students seeks distributors across EU. The company also offers manufacturing agreements for the production of such games/accessories with the desired logo and texts of the client.

A licensee sought for an advanced scanning X-ray fluorescence analyser of rather inorganic materials

TECHNOLOGY PROFILE / CZECHIA / TOCZ20200225001
Researchers from a Czech university developed a device based on X-ray fluorescence for non-destructive analysis of materials. The analyses with standard devices determine elemental composition only in a selected spot on an investigated object. This device enables scanning of a selected area with a variable detection angle, which makes possible to obtain surface distributions of present chemical elements with approximate depth distributions. Partners interested in licensing agreement are sought.

Cosmeceuticals, based on Pythium oligandrum that notably reduces more than 40 fungi on skin and nails, are offered for distribution.

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / CZECHIA / BOCZ20180214001
A Czech biotech company developed biological preparation based on microorganism that notably reduces more than 40 mycotic fungi affecting skin or nails. The microorganism, after reducing a fungi, it disappears without side-effects. The company utilized it in development of the set of cosmeceuticals, designed for various parts of the body. They seek distributors supplying to medicine and cosmetic industries to sign distribution services agreements.

French company offers truffles for distribution or commercial agency agreement

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / FRANCE / BOFR20200210001
A company from France is looking for new partners in order to distribute their fine truffles under distribution or commercial agency agreements in European Union

German SME specialized in manufacturing wire bending parts and torsion springs offers manufacturing and subcontracting agreements

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / GERMANY / BODE20190204001
A German SME specialized in manufacturing wire bending parts and springs is offering manufacturing and subcontracting agreements to industry and research partners in Switzerland and the EU (with a particular focus on Poland).

Horizon 2020: FET Open Challenging Current Thinking – consortium seeks SME in the area of surface transducers and metallic nanostructures

RESEARCH PROFILE / ITALY / RDIT20200115001
An Italian research centre will coordinate a FET Open in the field of DNA manipulation and exploitation for sensing technology and biomarkers detection/identification. SMEs are required with experience in R&D in field of sensor surface development nanostructuration and coating, as well as in machine learning, mechatronic and prototyping enable to manage the quality and quantity of produced data. Partners will lead the experimental development and validation stage under standard conditions.

Japanese plastic drainage parts manufacturer for kitchen sinks and bathrooms is seeking licensees and commission manufacturers in the EU, especially Germany and Italy

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / JAPAN / BOJP20200221002
A Japanese manufacturer of plastic drainage fittings and drain traps is looking for partners in the EU, especially in Germany and Italy. They wish to engage in license and manufacturing agreements. The drainage parts offered by the company aim to achieve high customer satisfaction and durability in a market where most competitors’ main focus is to cut costs. They wish to pro-actively work with EU partners and offer a high-end alternative in a stagnant market.

High reliability sun sensors for space and terrestrial applications that can be cost effectively produced in larger quantities

TECHNOLOGY PROFILE / NETHERLANDS / TONL20190225001
A Dutch SME is specialized in the development and production of sun sensors for spacecraft. Most important advantages of the sun sensor are the cost effectiveness, a high field of view, high accuracy, high radiation tolerance, extended temperature range, meeting all space agency specifications and a high technology readiness level. The SME is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance to suppliers of attitude & orbit control subsystems for spacecraft and satellites.

A Macedonian producer of decorative bags and gift boxes seeks distributors

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / NORTH MACEDONIA / BOMK20200224001
A Macedonian company involved in the manufacturing and sales of paper-made consumer products seeks distributors for its range of decorative bags and gift boxes. The products are made from high quality raw materials and produced in a variety of designs and dimensions. Potential partners are SME suppliers to the retailing industry interested in distribution services agreement.

Macedonian company offers its refractory (heat resistant) products through distributors or agents

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / NORTH MACEDONIA / BOMK20191220002
A company from North Macedonia is one of the leading refractory(heat resistant) materials providers in country, supplying fire-clay and high alumina refractory materials to industrial clients in Macedonia and the Balkan regions, as well as Russia, Ukraine and EU countries. The company would like to offer its products to new clients through distributors or agents.

Polish manufacturer of agricultural machinery seeking distributors

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / POLAND / BOPL20180802003
A Polish producer of agricultural machinery seeks for new distribution channels in all European countries, through a distribution services agreement. The company deals with production of fodder mixing wagons and attachments for front end loaders.

A Polish fish processing company is looking for suppliers of cod and other fish

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / POLAND / BRPL20200113001
The Polish company, formed in 1994, is the distribution of fish in both retail and wholesale. The company is particularly looking for new cod suppliers, including farmed. It is also interested in other species of fish used as a food.

A Romanian transfer pricing specialists company is offering their services to foreign companies operating with/in Romania under a services agreement.

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / ROMANIA / BORO20180802001
A Romanian accounting and consulting services company is offering its transfer pricing services to foreign companies operating with/in Romania. They can deal with: taxes, providing legal advice, transfer pricing, benchmarking studies, transfer pricing policies, country by country report, assistance during transfer pricing audit, transfer pricing courses and training. The company is looking for partners interested in such type of services in Romania, under a services agreement.

Romanian company offering integrated 3D printing is searching for partners in the framework of a manufacturing or outsourcing agreement

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / ROMANIA / BORO20200212001
The company is located in the western part of Romania, and offers complete and high-end 3D printing services – from modelling, prototyping, small level production and white-label drop shipping using very modern infrastructure and a vast array of local subcontractors. A long term cooperation is offered in the framework of a manufacturing or outsourcing agreement.

An established Slovak research institute has developed a novel highly effective device to damp vibrations and to reduce concurrently the natural frequency of the system and is looking for licensees or investors

TECHNOLOGY PROFILE / SLOVAKIA / TOSK20190225001
Established Slovak scientific and research institute has developed a novel highly effective device which uses the magnetic field to damp vibrations and to reduce concurrently the natural frequency of the system.The novel vibration damper can be used wherever it is advisable to reduce the vibration transmission to the environment, and thereby to reduce the emitted noise. The preferred cooperation types are license agreement and financial agreement.

A Slovak innovative IT SME specialized in development of mobile and web applications is offering healthcare application and is looking for partners to cooperate via outsourcing agreement

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / SLOVAKIA / BOSK20191119002
A Slovak company specialized in development of mobile and web applications provides to customers its own developed, fully scalable platforms for Healthcare application. The company is looking for partners interested in healthcare applications and they are looking for partners to cooperate within the framework of an outsourcing agreement.

Experienced international Spanish CRO (contract research organization) offers full range of outsourcing services under subcontracting, commercial agency or outsourcing agreement

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / SPAIN / BOES20200224001
A Spanish clinical research organization (operating in Spain, Italy and Portugal) offers outsourcing services for the pharma industry, biotech companies, medical device manufacturers, the food industry and other CROs for developing Phase I to Phase IV clinical trials, medical devices, observational and food studies. The company seeks outsourcing or commercial agency agreement, and/or subcontracting.

A Turkish lava stone grill producer is looking for distribution service agreements

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / TURKEY / BOTR20180326001
The Turkish company was established in 2015 in Kayseri, Turkey. The company produces lava stone grills. They also do the designs of the products. Although it may be new in the sector, it became well-known in a short period of time. The company is specialized in manufacturing. They produce tray enamel ovens and also enamel painted grills which cook with special lava stones. To burn this grill they are using camping cylinders. They are looking for distribution service agreements.

A Turkish composite material producer is looking for distribution service agreements

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / TURKEY / BOTR20180312001
A Turkish company which produces composite material was established in 2017. The company is also working on R&D activities about mineral casting technologies. The company is looking for distribution service agreements with CNC machine producers and machine and machine parts producers.

A Turkish engineering company is looking for distribution service agreements

COMMERCIAL PROFILE / TURKEY / BOTR20180711002
A Turkish engineering and welding company was established in 2017 in Kayseri, Turkey. The company is producing full automatic welding tractors, full automatic laser/oxygen/plasma cutting tractors, tabletop CNC machines and tabletop presses. The company is looking for distribution service agreements.
TENDERS
 
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.

166162 - ET2004 - Provision of Learning and Development Services to the RSA
Publication date:  28-02-2020
Response deadline:  15-04-2020 10:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: The RSA is seeking to establish a multi-party framework for the provision of learning and development services under the following lots: • Lot 1 – Business and Personal Skills Training; • Lot 2 – Project Management & Change Management Training; • Lot 3 – Compliance Training; • Lot 4 – IT Training; • Lot 5 – Management Training; Tenderers may bid for any/all of the lots. The framework will be established with the top 5 scoring Tenderers under each Lot (if such number exists following evaluation). All contracts awarded under the framework (if any) will be awarded via Mini Competition. **The RSA intends to hold a tenderers' briefing in respect of this RFT on Thursday 12 March 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. Tenderer's wishing to attend must submit a message via the eTenders messaging facility no later than 12:00 Noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday 10 March 2020 confirming their interest in attending (see clause 4.6 of the RFT)** Please refer to the RFT documents for more information.
Buyer: Road Safety Authority (RSA)

166171 - 2020/02 (1) - RFT for the Provision of Strategic Consultancy Services relating to Youth Initiatives and interventions, cross border projects and Centres of Excellence
Publication date:  27-02-2020
Response deadline:  27-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: LMETB invites submission to this Request for Tender for the Provision of Strategic Consultancy Services relating to Youth Initiatives and interventions, cross border projects and Centres of Excellence including a proposed Advanced Manufacturing Centre
Buyer: Louth and Meath Education & Training Board

166316 - - Request for Tender (RFT) for the Inclusion on a Trainer Panel for the Provision of Internal Training for Western Development Commission, Dillon House, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon
Publication date:  27-02-2020
Response deadline:  27-02-2023 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The purpose of this request for tender (RFT) is to establish a panel of qualified trainers from which individuals/companies will be selected to participate in a mini-competition for contract award for delivery of internal training for WDC. The categories of training expected to be run over the duration of the panel are outlined in Appendix I – Specification of Requirements of the RFT provided. Please read the RFT provided which details the duration of the panel and how it operates and instructions to tenderers. It is important to note that being included on the panel does not guarantee a contract to deliver training for WDC.
Buyer: Western Development Commission

166318 - - Request for Tender (RFT) for the Inclusion on a Panel for the Provision of Consultancy Services for Western Development Commission, Dillon House, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon
Publication date:  27-02-2020
Response deadline:  27-02-2023 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The purpose of this request for tender (RFT) is to establish a panel of qualified consultants from which individuals/companies will be selected to participate in a mini-competition for contract award for Provision of Consultancy Services for WDC. The consultancy categories envisaged for WDC over the duration of the panel are as below: • Category 1 – GDPR Provide expert advice & support in maintaining GDPR compliance in line with the regulatory and legal environment • Category 2 – Public Sector Procurement Provide expert advice & support in maintaining Public Procurement compliance in line with the regulatory and legal environment • Category 3 – Human Resources Provide expert HR advice & support in a range of HR aspects to minimise organisational risk • Category 4 – Legal Provide expert advice & support in the areas of expertise in legal includes: Employment Law, Corporate Law and Mediation Tenderers can tender for as many of these categories as are relevant to their area of expertise and must clearly indicate which categories, they are tendering for at Appendix I of the RFT provided. Please read the RFT provided which details the duration of the panel and how it operates and instructions to tenderers. It is important to note that being included on the panel does not guarantee a contract for work.
Buyer: Western Development Commission

166207 - LEOTN20-03 - Delivery of Financial Capability Programme in Counties Monaghan, Louth and Cavan
Publication date:  26-02-2020
Response deadline:  18-03-2020 16:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The project proposes to support 45 business in counties; Monaghan, Cavan, and Louth. The Financial Capability programme will be aimed at Managers and Line Managers who wish to improve their confidence in dealing with, and the general understanding of, business accounts in addition to budgetary and financial management. This will put them in stronger financial health and assist in the mitigation of the impact of Brexit.
Buyer: Monaghan County Council

166206 - Active Travel Promotion Ireland - Digital Media Campaign on Active Travel in Ireland - including Bike Week and European Mobility Week
Publication date:  26-02-2020
Response deadline:  25-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: On behalf of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, to develop, implement, manage and evaluate a digital media campaign for Active Travel in Ireland for 12 or 24 months (following the initial 12 month campaign the Department has sole discretion to continue the campaign for an additional 12 months). The agency will have proven success and experience in dealing with similar campaigns. The campaign incorporates events, such as Bike Week, requiring management of the website (www.bikeweek.ie) and all Social Media accounts, create effective content/updating existing content (potentially including video) and assist/advise the Department at a national level and Local Authorities at a local level in promoting Active Travel through various media.
Buyer: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

166094 - T2002 - Request for Tender for Website Design, Development, Maintenance and Support Services to Skillnet Ireland
Publication date:  25-02-2020
Response deadline:  13-03-2020 13:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The main objective of this RFT is to engage with a web design and development partner to strengthen Skillnet Ireland’s digital brand and enhance our positioning as the national business support agency for workforce development. We are seeking a partner that can deliver on a complete web services offering – web design, digital brand development and content creation, functional requirements, technical requirements and maintenance and support for the Skillnet Ireland corporate website.
Buyer: Skillnet Ireland

166011 - NCTR2016 - Supply of a TV Studio Fit Out, Portable Lighting for Location Shoots and Filmmaking Kits for TU Dublin
Publication date:  23-02-2020
Response deadline:  23-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: The School of Media is in the process of relocating from its current base in Aungier Street to the East Quad in Grangegorman. As part of this move, new equipment is required to help us create a media facility that reflects modern industry standards. This RFT is to establish a Framework, the initial requirements under this Framework are as follows: - TV Studio equipment to be supplied, delivered, installed and commissioned at TU Dublin Grangegorman in the East Quad building in June 2020 (indicative timeline). - Portable Lighting for location shoots to be supplied and delivered to TU Dublin Grangegorman in the East Quad building in July 2020 (indicative timeline). - Film Making Kits to be supplied and delivered to TU Dublin in the East Quad building in July 2020 (indicative timeline).
Buyer: Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)
 
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