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Issue 496 - 17th Feb 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).

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:

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:

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:

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:

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;

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:

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:

Belfast 89FM is pleased and proud to support the Shankill Road Hospice Shop at their breakfast morning on Thursday 27th of February.

We will be broadcasting live from the shop between 10 and 12 so come along and say hello and (more importantly) spend some money to help fund this fantastic organisation.

An Italian SME is looking for partners for a H2020 proposal based on a rainfall monitoring system for hydrogeological emergencies

An Italian SME, developing solutions for environmental monitoring, is looking for partners interested in H2020 call “Transformative impact of disruptive technologies in public services ». The idea is to prepare a proposal focused on harmonization/demonstration of low-impact and sustainable disruptive technologies and natural-based solutions aimed at fostering the resilience of the smart city with respect to environmental hazards. Technology providers, research and public institutions are sought

Technology of microcapsules for immobilisation of active substances is offered

A team of Polish scientists has developed a microencapsulation method that may be implemented in pharmaceutics as well as in the food industry. Microcapsules immobilise active substances, can mask their flavour and odour, and shield them from external factors (their environment). Cooperation in a form of commercial agreement with technical assistance and licence agreement is offered.

A Macedonian company, specialised in business intelligence, market analysis and credit reporting, is looking for agents or representatives

A Macedonian company is working in the field of business information services, supporting clients in the process of smart decision making. It offers a wide range of products and services, including a daily updated database of companies from several countries, credit reports on companies from Europe, USA, Canada and China, and tailor-made business intelligence solutions. The company is looking for SME partners from the business consultancy sector interested in commercial agency agreements.

Italian start-up is looking for strategic partners who could provide fabric items for babies to sign a manufacturing agreement.

Italian start-up dedicated to the promotion of Montessori methods and tools looks for producers of fabric items for babies to be sold on their e-commerce platform. The purpose is to sign a long-term manufacturing agreement.

Looking for biodegradable material producers to develop a paper stirrers dispenser for vending machine applications

A major Italian company active in the vending machines production is looking for a paper or biodegradable material producer to develop a new type of paper stirrers dispenser, to replace plastic stirrers. The partner would join in the project under a technical or research cooperation agreement.

Small Italian SME offers high quality Italian men's socks and is looking for distributors.

A small Italian craft company produces high quality men socks, made in Italy by talented young designers. Textile materials employed are natural and of first quality, these products are targeted to high profile clients that aim at first quality fashion products. The company is looking for distributors in EU.

Armenian producer of natural oils is looking for distributors or manufacturing agreement

This Armenian company is involved in the production of natural oils from fruits' and vegetables' stones, as well as seeds. In particular, the company produces oils from grape stones, pomegranate stones, flax seeds, pumpkin stones, and black cumin seeds. The company is planning to enlarge the production volumes and is looking for new sales markets abroad. The company is looking for a distribution services agreement or manufacturing agreement.

Bulgarian tea producer seeks international partners through commercial agency, distribution services and/or manufacturing agreement

A Bulgarian company, operating in the sector of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (namely production and trade with tea) would like to expand its business and therefore offers its products and services to interested agents and distributors. The company is also looking for manufacturing agreements for private label production of tea products.

Croatian expert in laser cutting, bending, welding, machining, powder coating and painting offers manufacturing agreements

A Croatian SME experienced in metalworking and production of metal structures is looking for a partner to sign manufacturing agreements within laser cutting, bending, welding, powder coating and painting. The SME is specialized in batch and small volume production of metal constructions in mechanical engineering, railroad manufacturing, road building, shipbuilding and construction industry. All operations are based on ISO standards: 9001,14001, 3834-2.

A Czech company offers contract manufacturing and/or contract development of food supplements, with focus on user-friendly forms (tablets, sticks/sachets, powder mixtures) under manufacturing agreement or subcontracting.

A Czech company is producer of user-friendly food supplements for humans and pets, advanced products, verified with scientific studies. The company disposes of own research & development and certified high-quality production facilities that are available also for contract manufacturing for third parties. They are able to make food supplements in a form of tablets, powders or sticks/sachets. Manufacturing or subcontract agreements are offered to partners seeking a reliable contract manufacturer.

A Czech producer of spices and seasoning mixtures is looking for distributors, agents etc.

A Czech company that produces their own spices, seasoning mixtures and ingredients for the B2B food market is looking for distribution services agreement, commercial agency agreement or businesses that might be interested in the product, or need seasoning and spices for their production.

A Czech company providing complete near-surface geophysical surveys seeks outsourcing agreement

For over 20 years a Czech company provides complete geophysical services, home and abroad, working for corporate and municipal partners and in international research projects. They seek partners interested in contracting geophysical services on the basis of the outsourcing agreement or subcontracting.

EUROSTARS: A French SME is seeking industrial and research partners to set-up a novel system for recycling destructured data

In the framework of an Eurostars proposal a multinational consortium, led by a French SME active in artificial intelligence (AI), is looking for industrial and research partners from Europe and abroad. The proposal's main objective is to set-up novel computing tool to restructure and recycle destructured graphic data (plans, schemes, etc.). The consortium's members are looking for: - laboratories (for R&D on the tool) - companies as end-users - start-ups with pertinent problem patterns

A French company offering spicy ginger drink is looking for importers for distribution services agreements worldwide

This French refreshing non-alcoholic fizzy drink is made with ginger, tonic and hot pepper natural flavours. It contains also small amounts of bitter orange, lime, gentian and oregano natural flavours. Low in sugar, very spicy and full of taste. It tastes like alcohol but it's not. The company is therefore looking for importers worldwide who can build the brand in their respective countries, and make these launches successful. It would be a distribution services agreement.

German company specialised in surgical medical instruments for dermatology, gynecology or urology is looking for commercial agency or distribution services agreements

Germany-based manufacturer of trademark registered instruments for skin biopsies and curettages is looking for commercial agents and/or distributors worldwide. Their biopsy punches and skin-curettes (ring-scalpels) are used in dermatology, gynecology, urology or plastic surgery in private practices and clinics. The class IIa medical devices are developed and produced in Germany. The sterile disposable products are characterized by their extremely sharp cutting edge, precision and ergonomics.

Industrial automation services, as well as tools, devices, instruments and spare parts are offered by Polish company under commercial agency agreement and subcontracting

The company from South-Eastern part of Poland offers industrial automation services: such as programming and controlling services. The services offered can be joined with providing a wide spectrum of devices, tools, instruments and spare parts. The company is looking for commercial agency agreements and subcontracting.

A Polish producer of equipment and replacement parts for the industry using milling processes is offering subcontracting and manufacturing agreement and is also interested in commercial agency agreement

A Polish company specializes in manufacturing equipment and a wide range of replacement parts for industries using milling processes, such as processing of cocoa beans and production of powder paints. It is offering cooperation under subcontracting and manufacturing agreemenst. The company is also offering its products under commercial agency agreements.

A Polish company active in the production of small-size metal products is looking for partners to cooperate under subcontracting or manufacturing agreement

A Polish company is involved in the production of small-size metal products made in machining technology, using lathes, milling machines and CNC machine tools. The materials to be processed are usually: free machining steel, structural steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze and plastics. The company would like to expand its production range by establishing contacts with new business partners, offering them cooperation under subcontracting or manufacturing agreement.

A Polish company specialized in furniture production is looking for distributors

The Polish company has been operating since 1957. The firm specializes in the production of the dining room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, child's room, hotel and office furniture. It manufactures desks, sideboards, chairs, mirrors, beds, extensions, bookcases, shelves, coffee and dining tables, cabinets, wardrobes, dressing and bedside tables, drawers, display units, TV units etc. The company would like to initiate cooperation under distribution services agreement.

A Polish manufacturer of granite kitchen sinks is looking for distributors

The Polish company is specialised in manufacturing high quality granite kitchen sinks. The single bowl, double bowl and one and a half bowl sinks are available in a set with automatic syphon, tap and liquid dispenser. The company would like to initiate cooperation under distribution services agreement with companies from Europe and the USA.

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.
 165356 - ENQEIR704 - Workplace and Facilities Management (FM) Services
Publication date:  15-02-2020
Response deadline:  19-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: EirGrid Negotiated Procedure (OJEU)
Description: EirGrid intends to transition the Workplace and Facilities Management function so that it aligns with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities professional standards and competencies. The high level structure of this approach to W&FM is summarised as follows: 1. Developing the role of workplace 2. FM strategy & policy development 3. Leadership & Management 4. Business Continuity & Compliance 5. Business support services management 6. Property portfolio management 7. Quality management and customer service 8. Finance & Technology 9. Contract Management and procurement 10. Energy & environmental management The successful supplier will be required to deliver services aligned with this approach. The more specific scope of Requirement is expected to include, but is not limited to: Workplace and Facilities Management (W&FM) Performance Management Building and plant Asset Management, Maintenance and repair Cleaning & Housekeeping Help Desk Mail room, Copy and stationery Security & Reception Waste Catering Safety and Environment Business Continuity and compliance Projects Landlord Services External area management and Landscaping Archiving Business Services EirGrid envisages qualifying up to 5 Candidates from this pre-qualification process, subject to the quality of responses received. The initial contract period envisaged is 3 years with the possibility to extend annually up to an additional 5 years, subject always to the satisfactory performance of the supplier.
Buyer: EirGrid plc

165539 - NCTR2001 - The Provision of Logistic Services for Technological University Dublin
Publication date:  15-02-2020
Response deadline:  16-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Logistic Services Multi-Party Frameworks for TU Dublin which is currently developing the campus at Grangegorman, Dublin 7 in Dublin’s inner city. As part of this, four (4) of the six (6) City Centre libraries and the Library Services Central Services Unit will be moving to Park House Interim Library, located on the North Circular Road during the Summer of 2020. As part of this relocation project, TU Dublin is now seeking tenders for Library Relocation Services to undertake transfer of the library stock and most of the shelving from TU Dublin City Centre libraries at Cathal Brugha Street, Rathdown House (another building on the Grangegorman campus), Kevin Street, Rathmines; as well as a store and 2 rooms in Mountjoy Square, some library stock from Aungier Street, and shelving from the ‘CSU’ building in Rathmines, to the proposed new library, in Park House, Grangegorman (including dismantling current shelving in the existing libraries and reassembling it in the proposed new location). There will also be staff offices moving across the University over the next 4 years
Buyer: Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)
165630 - IRC PR Request for Tender - RFT for the provision of communications and public relations services for the Irish Research Council
Publication date:  14-02-2020
Response deadline:  13-03-2020 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The Irish Research Council is seeking tenders for the provision of communications and public relations services.
Buyer: Higher Education Authority

165557 - SWMDC ITT Trainer Feb 2020 - Trainers Panel
Publication date:  14-02-2020
Response deadline:  31-12-2022 16:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: South West Mayo Development Company is one of a network of Local Development Companies in Ireland. We deliver a range of interlinked programmes on behalf of local and national government which address the needs of individuals and communities in Co. Mayo. These programmes include the Social Inclusion and Community Programme (SICAP), the Rural Development Programme (LEADER), social employment schemes and programmes supporting vulnerable migrants and refugees.South West Mayo Development Company is a community-based organisation. We are committed to making a positive impact across the county by promoting employment, inclusion, supporting enterprise and addressing inequality. The purpose of this invitation to tender (ITT) is to establish a panel of qualified trainers/tutors from which individuals/companies will be selected to participate in a mini competition for contract award for delivery of various training programmes for SWMDC under SICAP, and may be used for other SWMDC programmes.
Buyer: South West Mayo Development Company Limited

Publication date:  14-02-2020
Response deadline:  06-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) was established by the Irish Government under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act 2001 and the Irish Horseracing Industry Act 1994. It is a commercial semi-state body that is responsible for the administration, promotion and development of Horse Racing in Ireland. HRI subsidiaries include Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Ltd (ITM), Tote Ireland Ltd and HRI Racecourse Division consisting of Leopardstown Racecourse, Fairyhouse Racecourse, Navan Racecourse, Tipperary Racecourse and Leopardstown Golf Centre. Horse Racing Ireland undertakes a number of events, exhibitions and promotional activities throughout the year and have a requirement for staging, backdrop and stand production, the main event being the annual HRI Awards in December. Please see the attached document for specification of requirements based on our requirements for 2019. These requirements are subject to change and are being used for illustration and evaluation purposes only.
Buyer: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)

165517 - UCDREF5019 - Event Manager/Management for New York event
Publication date:  13-02-2020
Response deadline:  16-03-2020 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: On October 21st, 2020 the UCD College of Business will host its 18th Annual New York Benefit Dinner at a venue in New York yet to be confirmed. Each year we honour between one and three UCD graduates at this dinner to celebrate their professional and/or personal achievements to date. Previous honourees include John Gardiner, Partner at Skadden Law Firm, Anne Anderson, Former Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Paul Mulligan, President of Coca-Cola Refreshments, Brian O’Driscoll, Former Leinster, Ireland and Lions International Rugby Player. This is a hugely important alumni engagement event for the UCD College of Business as it provides an opportunity for up to 300 UCD Alumni, Staff, Board Members, Corporate Supporters & friends living in the U.S. to get-together on an annual basis to reconnect with the University and with each other. The event is also an important fundraising dinner for the college as we endeavour to raise funds for the purpose of allocating Scholarships to international applicants, allowing us to attract the best students to study at UCD Smurfit School. We are now seeking the services of an Event Manager/Event Management Company to assist us in planning and executing this event as follows
Buyer: University College Dublin ( UCD )

165331 - FD/02/05/382 - Provision of Health & Safety Training to the Irish Prison Service
Publication date:  13-02-2020
Response deadline:  20-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: The Irish Prison Service (IPS) wishes to provide a broad range of health and safety training to IPS staff using the services of external training providers.
Buyer: Irish Prison Service

165455 - Video Interviews PAS - Provision of Video Interview Provider for Public Appointments Service
Publication date:  12-02-2020
Response deadline:  27-02-2020 15:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The Public Appointments Service is looking for a company to provide a Video Interview service. We envisage that the PAS will design the questions and content and it will be hosted on the successful tenderer's platform.
Buyer: Public Appointments Service

164129 - REDP Research in North West - Request for research and recommended new approach/s to address the challenges and barriers facing entrepreneurship promotion and new business start-up formation in the North West region of Donega
Publication date:  11-02-2020
Response deadline:  18-03-2020 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Tender request seeking innovative methodologies that will address the apparent challenge of a lack of ambitious start-ups and entrepreneurs in the NW region. The tender request seeks new and innovative approaches for the region. However it is likely that the research element is likely to include: • A review of the current and likely future drivers and barriers to ambitious entrepreneurship and start-ups in the region. • A review of the current actions and programmes aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and start-ups in the region. • The identification and review of the current sectors with strong start-up performance. • The identification of current and likely future sectoral opportunities in the region for start-ups including the blue economy. • A review of good practice and successful models for new business start-ups within Ireland and internationally. • A comparison of the region with national trends and identified regions of good practice. • Recommendations for new and innovative models, approaches, actions and programmes.
Buyer: Donegal County Council

165372 - MK/TACDRC/02/20 - ITT for The Talent Academy Digital Recruitment Campaign
Publication date:  11-02-2020
Response deadline:  06-03-2020 14:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Invitation to Tender for the Provision of The Talent Academy Digital Recruitment
Buyer: Bord Bia (Irish Food Board)

165362 - MK/UIOHUKM/02/20 - ITT for Understanding the Irish Opportunity for Haddock in the UK Market
Publication date:  11-02-2020
Response deadline:  05-03-2020 14:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Invitation to Tender for the Provision of Understanding the Irish Opportunity for Haddock in the UK Market
Buyer: Bord Bia (Irish Food Board)

165265 - COM002 - Install a CCTV system at indoor and outdoor locations at the Cliffs of Moher
Publication date:  10-02-2020
Response deadline:  05-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Clare County Council requires the services of a security company licensed by the Private Security Authority (PSA) to install a CCTV system at indoor and outdoor locations at the Cliffs of Moher (CoM) Visitor Centre site, Liscannor, Co. Clare with a remote link from 2 offices at the CoM head office in Ennistymon, Co. Clare. The CCTV system will encompass the Visitor Centre building, the new coach park, the coach park reception building, the external walkways at the site and the car park and payment kiosks at the car park. The system comprises of a total of 122no IP cameras made up as follows; • 34no external new IP Dome Cameras with full polycarbonate housings. • 3no new IP PTZ (Pan-Tilt & Zoom) stainless steel cameras. • 57no new internal IP Dome Cameras. • 28no existing IP cameras to be retained and utilised in the new system. Use of existing camera stock is subject to the cameras being assessed during the install as being fully functional and fit for purpose on a per camera basis. The CoM cameras, internal & external, will be linked to a CCTV server by means of a fiber optic transmission system which has been installed by Clare Co. Co. at the site. The installation of the camera poles, power supplies and associated civil works is being undertaken by a separate contractor and all cabinets, fiber optic links and PoE SFP switches will be in place prior to the installation of CCTV equipment. The fiber optic and electrical contractors will liaise with the CCTV contractor during the cctv install works. Cat6 cabling for all cameras being installed internally in the CoM Visitor Centre will be in place with a data point(s) available at all internal camera locations. PoE switch are in place in proximity to all external camera locations.
Buyer: Clare County Council
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