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Issue 439 - 24th Sept 2018
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Tenants sought for new west Belfast community hub

Lord Mayor, Councillor Deirdre Hargey joins Gerry McConville from Falls Community Council and Dr. Mark Browne, Deputy Secretary, Executive Office in Culturlann announced news of £7 million regeneration project getting underway at St Comgall’s on Divis Street which will transform the former west Belfast school into a mixed use community hub. Funding was awarded through the council’s Belfast Investment Fund and the Executive Office’s Social Investment Fund under the Delivering Social Change framework

A £7 million project is getting underway to transform the site of a former west Belfast school into a mixed use community hub. Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Deirdre Hargey announced last week that work is set to begin at St Comgall’s on Divis Street, and the search is now on to find tenants to move in, once the building is complete in 2020. Speaking at the community event in Culturlann, Councillor Hargey said: “This is a really exciting project and I’m delighted that Council is contributing £3.5m to the redevelopment – the largest amount to be awarded via our Belfast Investment Fund to date.

“St Comgall’s is a beautiful building, Grade B1 listed, and this restoration will bring it back to its former glory for new generations to enjoy. “When it is complete, this will be a fantastic resource for the local community and I’m certain it’s going to attract a lot of interest from prospective tenants. I would encourage any groups or businesses who are interested in becoming tenants to get in touch.”

She added: “Our vision for the city, as outlined in the Belfast Agenda, is to create employment and opportunity, foster business growth and increase tourist spend – and this project will do all three. When complete, this facility will be an important economic driver for the west of the city and will also be an important driver for tourism.”

Council is delivering the project on behalf of Falls Community Council. The expressions of interest exercise for prospective tenants is now open – applications from established or fledgling businesses are welcome, as well as from social enterprise groups interested in running the café.
The expressions of interest is open for six weeks, until Wednesday 31 October, and all the details can be found on the Council’s website

Belfast City Council’s £3.5m investment is being matched by funding from the Social Investment Fund under the Delivering Social Change framework.
Dr. Mark Browne, Deputy Secretary, Executive Office said: “This project is a great example of central and local government working together with communities to deliver a shared vision with real benefits for local people.”

Plans for the building include a multi-purpose function/conference hall, opening out onto a restored central courtyard with a glass pyramid roof, as well as an exhibition space, permanent visitor attraction, office accommodation and a café and information point.

One of Northern Ireland’s most successful and exciting tech entrepreneurs is set to speak at this year’s Innovation Nation conference in Newry on Thursday 27th September.
Helen Lennon, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Secure Broadcast, will tell the story of the media communication technology company’s journey from a start-up six years ago, to fund-raising in Silicon Valley, to the present day where it has established itself as a ground-breaking media communications technology. 
Secure Broadcast provides secure data-driven media communication technology to enterprise. These new media platforms, powered by artificial intelligence, offer ground-breaking new technology that layers data over video in real time. The technology is the world’s fastest way to create personalised professional branded video content. Secure Broadcast technology embeds data driven smarts and analytics that maximises audience engagement.
Other speakers at the event include Mark Little, co-founder of NevaLabs; INCISIV founder Dr Cathy Craig; Brian Conlon, Founder and Chief Executive of First Derivatives; Norbrook Laboratories Chief Executive Liam Nagle; Peter McCaul, Chief Executive Officer at Péarlaí; Adrian Toner, Chief Operating Officer at First Derivatives; STATSports Chief Commercial Officer Sean O’Connor and StevePette, Co-founder at Ormeau Baths.

As well as Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, the event is being sponsored by First Derivatives plc, Norbrook Laboratories, KPMG, STATSports and Invest Northern Ireland.

Innovation Nation 2018 is being held in Newry Town Hall and The Sean Hollywood Arts Centre on 27th September 2018. For more details on the programme, speakers and how to get involved, visit:

Albanian producer of milk dairy products seeks distributors.
It is an Albanian producer of a large range of dairy products such as natural and flavored ultra high-temperature processing (UHT) milk, fruit juice with UHT milk and pasteurized dairy products, as well as a large range of cheese products & butter. The company is looking for partners, especially for importers/wholesalers, which supply supermarket chains, smaller food shops in order to add new products to their product range and ensure their distribution under distribution services agreement.

The Bosnian company offers external jalousie, roller shutters, PVC and Aluminium/Al windows and doors, insect screens, roller blinds, roller garage doors under the commercial agreement and distribution services agreementCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA / BOBA20171027001
The Bosnian company specialised in the production of PVC and Al doors, windows, external jalousie, roller shutters and external blinds, who is dealing with wholesale of components for blinds, is looking for business partners in Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Norwegian, Ireland, Italy , France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxemburg and Belgium. The Bosnian company is interested in the commercial agreement and distribution services agreement.

Efficient preparation and purification of the amino acid L-Tryptophan.TECHNOLOGY PROFILE / GERMANY / TODE20180910001
A German university has developed a novel process to purify the amino acid L-Tryptophan, an additive in the feed and food supplement industry or raw material for the pharmaceutical industry. The process avoids the usage of acids and bases and uses specific alcohols in a cooling process instead. The university offers a license and/or a technical cooperation agreement.

A Greek cable tie manufacturer seeks producers of polyamide under a manufacturing agreementCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / GREECE / BRGR20180802001
A Greek SME specialized in cable ties seeks producers of polyamide 66 in Europe. The Greek company seeks potential partners operate in the field of the plastic industry and have the knowledge to produce polyamide 66 that is used for the production of cable ties. They request a collaboration in the framework of a manufacturing agreement

Israeli supplier of industrial and high-tech compression fittings and valves seeking distribution partners and acquisition opportunities.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / ISRAEL / BOIL20180815001
An Israeli developer, manufacturer, and supplier of instrumentation and high-tech compression fittings and valves including a wide variety of innovative valves, fittings, and hoses for many industries such as Oil & Gas, Semiconductor, and Power Generation. The company is seeking partners through distribution agreements to distribute the companies' products to foreign markets and acquisition opportunities to expand the company globally.

Italian company producing pasta in more than sixty shapes and sizes, is looking for partnersCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ITALY / BOIT20150924001
Italian company is specialized in the production of different kind of pasta, in more than sixty different shapes and sizes. The company has based the production on an old artisanal method and uses only durum wheat, natural water spring, bronze dies. They are looking for partners interested in distribution and agency agreements. Alternatively, since they have considerable experience in maintaining pasta machines, they can provide these services to foreign manufacturers.

Technology offered for producing nanostructured bone-like implant material with controlled morphologyTECHNOLOGY PROFILE / LITHUANIA / TOLT20170920001
A Lithuanian SME – investor in R&D projects – has patented a novel method of manufacturing calcium hydroxyapatite nanocrystals of desired size and morphology as a result of one of their projects. This new method allows to simplify the process of bone substitution and repair as well as use the material in 3D printing. The company is looking for commercialization partners or licensees under a commercial agreement with technical assistance or a license agreement.

A Macedonian company specialised in back-office outsourcing offers services or outsourcing agreementsCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF / BOMK20180628001
A Macedonian company with extensive experience in back-office outsourcing offers cooperation to foreign companies under the terms of services and outsourcing agreements. The company offers a full range of accounting, IT, graphic design and administrative services with high levels of operational and cost efficiency, including bookkeeping, e-banking, full-cycle payroll processing, financial control, customer service, marketing campaigns and materials, software development and personal assistance.

Exporter of baby clothes seeks distributors in Europe.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / PERU / BOPE20170810002
The Peruvian company with experience in the production and distribution of baby clothes is looking for distributors in Europe. The company has excellent quality products along with 100% Peruvian cotton to satisfy the needs and demand of an increasingly discerning client.

The Portuguese company specialized in software for monitoring probes & sensor systems in real time is looking for partners under a distribution services agreement and/ or a commercial agency agreement with technical assistance.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / PORTUGAL / BOPT20180821001
An IT (Information Technology) Portuguese SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) which developed a suite of software modules is willing to interact with many types of probes & sensor systems with transversal application to many markets. It is looking for business partners for a distribution services agreement and/ or a commercial agency agreement.

Fresh meat and processed meat distribution company is looking for chilled and frozen meat and various frozen food to distributeCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / QATAR / BRQA20180916001
Qatari fresh meat and processed meat distribution company with the mission to be one of the leading companies in the market works closely with their clients to build a solid brand name via their network and services. They are specialized in HoReCa channel and the retail sector as hypermarkets, supermarkets, airport services, airlines, governmental gas stations, high-class restaurants & hotels. The company is looking for international distribution service to widen its range of distributed product

Romania based company, specialized in manufacturing welded equipment and steel structures for industrial partners, is looking for manufacturing or subcontracting agreementsCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ROMANIA / BORO20180819001
The Romanian company has operated in the steel structures market since 2004, becoming a reliable supplier for partner companies. It covers complete fabrication processes for welded equipment up to 35 tonnes. Already present in important international projects, mostly in the infrastructure and hydro business, the company benefited from European funded projects and constantly increased its turnover over the years. The company seeks a manufacturing or subcontracting partnership agreement.

Romanian company specialising in custom software development seeks partners to conclude services agreementsCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ROMANIA / BORO20180718001
A Romanian company specialises in developing custom software solutions for clients in the retail, legal and medical sectors. The company is interested in identifying international business partners to conclude services agreements.

A Singapore based precision engineering company that produces automation equipment and machinery parts is looking for joint venture agreement(s) for modernization of their work processes, enhance product quality and productivity improvementsCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / SINGAPORE / BOSG20180814002
The Singapore company deals with precision engineering, for high-precision fabrication, customized design and manufacturing of automation equipment and machine parts catered for the aviation, water treatment industries, precision cleaning and surface treatment service industries They are keen in joint ventures with established companies in Europe to increase productivity, product quality and product range.

A Slovak SME is offering products for treatment of drinking, boiler and cooling water and seeks partners via commercial agency or distribution services agreementCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / SLOVAKIA / BOSK20170928001
The Slovak company is offering to obtain a significant energy savings through various water treatment activities and products. Products of this company significantly improve the quality of water supply to the majority of houses, buildings, production facilities, assembly companies, but also to a community of apartments and private individuals. The Slovak company prefers a cooperation via commercial agency agreement or distribution services agreement.

Spanish company with a patented cover for the conservation in camera, freezing and transport of fresh meat is looking for agents and distributors.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / SPAIN / BOES20180821001
Spanish company that has patented a cover for freezing, cold storage and transport of fresh meat, is looking for commercial agents, as well as distributors interested in acquiring the product. It is demonstrated, through laboratory analysis, that the use of these covers during the time that the piece remains in the cold room allows reducing the loss of the product up to 40% of its size.

Smart polyurethane pressure-sensitive adhesive with controlled tackTECHNOLOGY PROFILE / SPAIN / TOES20180912001
A Spanish university has developed an innovative polyurethane pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) with a controllable degree of stickiness ("tack"). This tack can be abruptly changed within specific short ranges of temperature. This PSA, which is potentially biocompatible, has excellent properties for use in medical applications and in other applications, such as labelling in the transport of goods or refrigerated food. Companies interested in licensing/technical cooperation agreements are sought.

Swedish SME looking for distributors of all-natural sunscreen products.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / SWEDEN / BOSE20171002001
A Swedish SME offering a new generation of 100% natural sun protection that don’t contains any dangerous chemicals or unnecessary ingredients - while still retaining full functionality. On offer are 1) a facial zinc-based sunscreen tailor-made for the needs of active people and 2) a body/face zinc-based sunscreen suitable for the general market. The sunscreens both provide SPF 30 broad spectrum sun protection with superior water resistance. The company are now looking for distributors world-wide

UK manufacturer of a number of flood prevention products seeks agents or distributors worldwideCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / UNITED KINGDOM / BOUK20170919002
This growing UK based manufacturer has developed a number of successful flood prevention products for the residential, commercial and industrial markets. These flood mitigation aids include non-return valves, UPVC and steel doors and aluminium/steel barriers for houses, warehouses, shopping centres and public buildings. The company is now looking to develop sales overseas and seeks experienced agents or distributors worldwide within the residential or industrial construction sectors.

A UK designer and manufacturer of innovative football training equipment is looking for distributors or partners.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / UNITED KINGDOM / BOUK20170921001
This UK company is looking for distributors or partners willing to form a joint venture and those willing to act under a licence agreement for their innovative football training equipment which is suitable for players of all ages and abilities and grassroots to professional clubs.

Innovative online English language technology for businesses, governments and educational organisations offered under a license or services agreementCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / UNITED KINGDOM / BOUK20180712001
The UK company is an English language technology software supplier. It helps businesses and education providers build and run customised online English language training/tutoring solutions. The company is looking for commercial partnerships with SMEs/organisations interested in implementing bespoke software programmes to improve staff language competencies, under a license or services agreement.
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140046 - RFQ 2022 - Shared History and Culture programme - The Bigger Picture
Publication date:  20-09-2018
Response deadline:  04-10-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The Council is seeking to appoint a competent facilitator to manage a cross-community project relating to the pioneering work of the Protestant scholar Francis Joseph Bigger in rescuing Early Christian and medieval buildings and artefacts in the Lecale area in the period 1890 -1920, as part of the Shared History and Cultural Programme under the Building Positive Relations theme. This programme is aimed at dispelling myths and perceptions about Early Christian and medieval culture and promoting shared ownership of this formative period in our local culture, to provide a practical understanding of archaeological, architectural and historical evidence, and how the considered investigation, preservation and interpretation of our shared past links to our shared future. This is aimed at providing a positive shared experience of learning about the past, and using common learning experiences to correct misconceptions and help shape our shared future. The Theme requires participants to be involved for a minimum of 26 hours during the programme of activities.
Buyer: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

140014 - RFPAV0718v5 - Audio Visual Services
Publication date:  19-09-2018
Response deadline:  22-10-2018 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: RDI Hub CLG is seeking the supply and installation of Audio Visual equipment and a three (3) year Services contract. RDI Hub CLG is a legal consortium composed of the Institute of Technology Tralee, Kerry County Council and Fexco Unlimited Company ("Fexco"). RDI Hub is a not-for-profit Public Private Partnership, based in Co. Kerry, Ireland, with the mission of building on SW regional strengths to establish its USP as a globally connected Financial Services, Innovation and ICT hotspot.
Buyer: RDI Hub CLG

139925 - - Festival and Events Strategy for County Sligo
Publication date:  18-09-2018
Response deadline:  09-10-2018 13:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: To develop a strategy for the delivery of festivals and events in County Sligo, particularly those seeking public financial support, that aligns with the ambition of the County Sligo Tourism Strategy 2018-2023 i.e. to facilitate the delivery of a planned and coordinated event and festival series that attract overnight stays and events that support the differentiating features of the Sligo story. The Festival and Events Strategy should set out a tactical approach to the development of a framework for festivals and events. This includes a process that results in the identification of Premiere festivals that could be developed into flagship events of national significance. (A clear set of criteria should be developed for this identification purpose that can be substantiated). It should also look at mid range and community based festivals in a tiered support structure. Overall, a clear rationale for the categorisation of festivals and tiers should be set out. The Strategy should be accompanied by a set of guidelines for the practical implementation of Festival Funding and Support which will involve setting clear criteria for applicants for applying for Festival support under identified tiers. It should also, having reviewed the financial support available, integrate where possible the respective schemes, so that each scheme can continue to operate independently but having regard and working to an overall agreed and defined hierarchy. Multi annual support for larger festivals can be considered.
Buyer: Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Ltd.

139954 - 18P065 - Market Research Panel
Publication date:  18-09-2018
Response deadline:  11-10-2018 13:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: RTÉ is seeking to set up a panel of suppliers for Market Research Services to facilitate our understanding of our audiences and enable optimum performance of the business in fulfilling its public service remit.
Buyer: Raidió Teilifís Éireann ( RTÉ )

139968 - Eurostudent VII - Conduct of a National Eurostudent VII Survey
Publication date:  18-09-2018
Response deadline:  18-10-2018 13:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The HEA is seeking tenders for the conduct of the National Eurostudent VII Survey. The Eurostudent Survey is a European-wide survey into the social, economic and living conditions of higher education students in EU states. Analysis of results including the delivery of a national report. The national data is also returned to the Eurostudent data repository. The clients will also be required to attend meetings in Europe on behalf of the contracting authority.
Buyer: Higher Education Authority

139898 - MH-LEO-18-01 - Tender for Local Enterprise Office Meath Mentor Panel Framework 2019
Publication date:  17-09-2018
Response deadline:  08-10-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Tender for Local Enterprise Office Meath Mentor Panel Framework 2019 (1 year initially with 2 possible extensions)
Buyer: Meath County Council

139950 - - Provision of Facilities Management Services at Northside Civic Centre
Publication date:  21-09-2018
Response deadline:  26-10-2018 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Buyer: Office of Public Works (OPW)

140109 - 2018-SICAP-01 - RFT- Start your own business training co-ordination and delivery
Publication date:  21-09-2018
Response deadline:  15-10-2018 16:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: South West Mayo Development Company CLG is currently seeking tenders for the co-ordination and delivery of a series of one day ‘Start Your Own Business’ training programmes for SICAP eligible participants as outlined in the above target groups located in the Castlebar & Claremorris Municipal District of Co. Mayo (2019 – 2022).
Buyer: South West Mayo Development Company Limited

139973 - EM/CHINA2/2018 - Destination Marketing Services - General Sales Agency(s) for Mainland China & Hong Kong
Publication date:  22-09-2018
Response deadline:  18-10-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: Restricted Procedure (OJEU)
Description: The Shanghai office of Tourism Ireland wishes to enter into a contract(s) with Service Provider(s) for market representation services in mainland China and Hong Kong. The successful agency(s) will report in to Tourism Ireland’s China manager based in Shanghai and Tourism Ireland’s Head of New & Emerging Markets based in London. The required services are split in to four [4] lots:- Lot 1 – General Sales Agency – B2B – Travel Trade Mainland China Lot 2 – Destination Marketing Services – Digital – Mainland China and Hong Kong Lot 3 – Destination Marketing Services – Public Relations/Publicity – Mainland China Lot 4 – Destination Marketing Services – General Sales Agency – Hong Kong Applicants may apply for one, two, three or all of the Lots. The Contract Period will be for three [3] years with the option by Tourism Ireland to extend annually for up to a maximum further two [2] years subject to satisfactory budget and annual performance review, and other factors, determined by Tourism Ireland. The contracts will be reviewed after an initial six [6] month probationary period. It is anticipated that work under the Contracts will commence on the 1st April 2019. FOR DETAILED INFORMATION PLEASE REFER TO THE TENDER DOCUMENTATION ATTACHED FOR DOWNLOADING
Buyer: Tourism Ireland Limited

140018 - Security IDA Ballycoolin - 3 Yr Security Contract (Static Security & Mobile Patrols) at IDA Ballycoolin Business Park, subject to annual performance reviews.
Publication date:  21-09-2018
Response deadline:  02-11-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Tenders are sought from Suitably Qualified Companies for the provision of Security Services (Static & Mobile Patrols) for a 3 Year Period from 1st January 2019 at IDA Ballycoolin Business & Technology Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Buyer: IDA Ireland


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