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Issue 494 - 3rd 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).

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Distributors and agents are sought by Armenian wine producer

The Armenian company specialized in production of wine is located in one of the most popular wine area of Armenia - Vayots Dzor region. The production of wine is made from local endemic grape varieties.This company would like to enter into a distribution service and/or commercial agency agreement with a distributor and/or agent having comprehensive experience in wine sector.

Agents, distributors and franchisees are requested by a Cypriot manufacturing company of organic handmade soaps and cosmetics with industrial hemp oil.

A Cypriot company, active in the production of 100% pure certified organic handmade soaps and cosmetics based on olive oil, coconut oil, and hemp oil, is looking for potential partners under commercial agency, distribution services as well as franchise agency agreements. Potential agents and distributors would represent and sell the company’s products in their countries, while potential franchisees would buy and use its brand name and production process following specific guidelines.

A Cypriot manufacturer of agricultural machinery is seeking financial and/or license agreements

A Cypriot company manufactures and trades agricultural machinery and implements husbandry machines for the production of animal feed. It is looking for potential partners under financial and/or license agreements. Potential investors and licensees should be companies from EU and Middle East countries.

A German company is offering manufacturing agreement for technological solution for overmoulding of glass with plastic

A German SME based in Saxony has developed a technological solution that can be used to overmould an optically coated glass with a socket. Now they are looking for partners throughout Europe as part of a manufacturing agreement.

Greek company that designs and manufactures furnitures is looking for suppliers of beech wood from Balkan countries and upholstery foams from Italy under distribution services agreement

A Greek design and manufacturing company, established in 1962, is producing premium quality furnitures for home, hotels and yacht furniture. The company has cooperation with retailers, businesses, hotels, interior designers and provides after sales services. The company is currently looking for cooperation with suppliers of raw materials (beech wood and upholstery foam) under distribution services agreement.

Medical imaging management with advanced software

A SME founded in 2008 in North-eastern Italy, a spin-off of the local university, launched a new brand with two solutions: advanced software for imaging and screening medical images. The imaging solution is an innovative and technologically advanced zero-footprint platform for managing medical imaging, designed to reduce significantly the cost of ownership, maximize gradual scalability and improve clinical efficiency. The company is interested in commercial agreement with technical assistance.

A Dutch supplier of smart IT solution for wholesalers to match large customer requests to wholesaler's portfolio looking for commercial agents in EU

A Dutch organization has developed a smart IT tool focused on technical wholesalers of any type of products to drastically lower the amount of time required to match large customer requests to their portfolio of products. The solution uses multiple sources to make smart matches with high accuracy thus saving time and money and speeding up response. The company is looking for partners with an active network in wholesalers to enter into a commercial agency agreement for the solution.

Polymeric nanocomposite-based heat sink for electronic devices

A Singapore academic and research institute has developed a heat sink using a thermally conductive polymeric nanocomposite material. The heat sink has high thermal conductivity, mechanical strength, and electrical resistance. The institute is seeking partnerships with all sizes of SMEs and MNEs through technology licensing agreements.

Improved lithium-ion battery performance with nanofoam metal current collectors

A Singapore academic and research institute has developed novel nanofoam metal current collectors using the ultrasonic synthetic method. They improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries, resulting in better charge/discharge rates in lithium-ion batteries. The institute is keen on technology licensing partnerships with MNEs or SMEs of all sizes.

Encapsulation technique for alternative feeds in the aquaculture industry

A Singapore academic and research institute has developed an encapsulation technology that enables targeted delivery of essential nutrients, such as proteins and lipids to the digestion systems of marine fish larvae. It also lowers operational costs by helping to address issues relating to live feeds shortages as well as achieve price stability of larviculture feeds throughout the year. The institute is seeking partners including all sizes of SMEs and MNEs through technology licensing.

Testbed open-access research ecosystem for innovation in desalination and the use of renewable energy.

A Spanish research and development company based in the Canary Islands and specialized in designing, developing and testing water desalination, has create an open-access platform for testing and experimentation in the field of desalination. The company seeks researchers, manufactures and end users for technical cooperation agreement and commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Genomics, gene expression, DNA, next-generation & single cell sequencing for subcontracting and outsourcing agreements

A Spanish biotechnology laboratory specialised in last generation molecular biology technologies offers expertise and equipment for all phases of genomic studies, from experimental design to data analysis. They are looking for companies or academic institutions from the biotechnology or biomedical sectors interested in subcontracting and outsourcing agreements.

Spanish wholesale company of spirits, liquors and whiskey is looking for new suppliers from the EU and abroad

Spanish leading company searches distribution services agreement for a supply chain of spirits, liquors and whisky of the main leading non-refillable brands. The company currently distributes spirits, liquors and whiskey throughout the Spanish territory and seeks a new international trustworthy supplier, primarily from the EU, but also from outside, that is interested in exporting to Spain to sign a distribution agreement.

Swedish inventor seeks a manufacturer or a distributor for a novel dishwashing brush.

A Swedish inventor has developed and patented a new type of dishwashing brush and is now searching for distributors and manufacturer. The unique dish brush includes a dosage button which adjusts the exact amount of dishwasher detergent. Refilling and storing of dishwasher detergent occur through a new refill tube being inserted into hollow lower handle part. Manufacturers are sought for manufacturing agreement and houseware/kitchenware distributors for distributing agreement.

Swedish company searching for partner to distribute their lifting equipment

A Swedish company is searching for long-term partners (distributors or agents) to sell their lifting products, especially their own designed hoists and beam trolleys. They are offering all types of hoists and lifting equipment, as well as creating solutions that lift from 250-10 000 kg. They offer the highest quality throughout the process and to assure quality and function the products are third party tested according to EN standards.

A Ukrainian company specializing in the production of wedding and ceremony dresses is looking for partners under distribution agreements or franchise

A Ukrainian company produces wedding and ceremony dresses. The company is developing and growing rapidly, thanks to the combination of unique designs and competitive affordable prices. The company wants to cooperate under distribution agreements or franchise.

Leading UK manufacturer of steel threaded bar systems seeks distributors or agents

The UK company is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of threaded bar systems used throughout the construction industry. Its products have featured in many prestigious projects worldwide, including Russian World Cup stadia, the Burj Al-Arab Hotel in Dubai and the Jubilee Bridge in London. However, the company is keen to grow its export sales still further and therefore seeks new partners for collaboration on the basis of commercial agency or distribution agreements.

Northern Ireland (UK) company seeks partners to commercialise a stroke rehabilitation platform through a distribution, joint venture or license agreement.

This Northern Ireland (UK), high-tech electrical manufacturer has developed a stroke rehabilitation platform to meet the uncovered needs of stroke survivors and their healthcare providers. They seek industrial partners in the medical/healthcare sector for commercial distribution, licensing or joint ventures to commercialise the platform.

Spanish company is looking for manufacturers of Narrowband-IoT (NB - IoT) sensors

A Spanish start-up, specialized in IoT technologies for the water metering sector, is looking for providers of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. The company is looking for three kind of Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) sensors in order to integrate it within its Technology for IoT water metering. The company is looking for manufacturing agreements.

Spanish technological company is looking for a partner under a commercial agency agreement to promote an online platform for comparing prices of all kind of goods, and to expand their business opportunities throughout Europe

This Spanish company with broad eCommerce experience has developed a software that uses artificial intelligence to compare prices of goods across many different websites. The software is already available in Spain and is currently working with sneakers, but the company wishes to expand its services to other sectors and markets next year, installing the artificial intelligence They are looking for a partner under a commercial agency agreement.

Russian manufacturer of quasi-optical modulators is looking for distributors

A Russian company produces quasi-optical modulators and wavefront converters for the mm / sub-mm wavelength range using LC meta structures. The company is looking for partners for further cooperation.
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.
164797 - FCC/261/19 - Provision of the design, supply and installation of a fully supported Wi-Fi network - WiFi4EU.
Publication date:  31-01-2020
Response deadline:  17-02-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Provision of the design, supply and installation of a fully supported Wi-Fi network at various locations in the administrative area of Fingal County Council.
Buyer: Fingal County Council

164763 - Renewable Generators Cost - The provision of consultancy services to evaluate the costs of renewable generators
Publication date:  31-01-2020
Response deadline:  28-02-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The Services comprise an assessment of the costs of renewable electricity projects at a variety of scales, and support in evaluating the costs of two prospective policy measures supporting renewable generators, namely the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) and a support scheme for small-scale renewable projects. The project will deliver three key outputs, in particular: 1) Cost data: A database of Ireland-specific renewable technology costs and performances covering all of the project archetypes agreed in the project 2) Project Tool: An excel-based tool which leverages the above data to evaluate a) the Levelised Costs of Energy (LCOEs) of all project archetypes, and b) the overall cost of supporting a portfolio of renewable projects under given wholesale electricity price scenarios 3) Costs of support: a report evaluating the costs of supporting a given portfolio of large-scale and community-based renewable electricity projects out to 2030 by drawing on  For further information please see Request for    the project tool Tender at
Buyer: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

164550 - - ICT Components for use in DDLETB Schools and Centres
Publication date:  30-01-2020
Response deadline:  03-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: ICT Components which includes the following: Cables, UPS, External Storage, Accessories, Networking and Components.
Buyer: Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board

164641 - M1Skillnet2020PanelExt - Panel of Trainers
Publication date:  30-01-2020
Response deadline:  14-02-2020 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Tender for Panel of Trainers for M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet for 2020 2021 with the possibility of extension into 2022
Buyer: M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet

164561 - - Managed ICT Infrastructure and related services
Publication date:  30-01-2020
Response deadline:  04-03-2020 15:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Fully managed ICT infrastructure, including the provision and management of physical host servers, switches, Storage Array Networks and firewalls in two separate data centres, as well as a virtualisation system and virtual servers, security services, database services, networking services, backups and disaster recovery services.
Buyer: Citizens Information Board

164695 - CD/2020/03 - Social Media Agency
Publication date:  30-01-2020
Response deadline:  21-02-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Fáilte Ireland is seeking proposals from suitably qualified companies i.e. Social Media Agencies for the provision of social media activity and content creation for Fáilte Ireland. The initial project under this framework will be for Meitheal 2020 – Irelands largest Travel Trade Fair, as laid out in Section B – Specification and Award Criteria.
Buyer: Fáilte Ireland-National Tourism Development Authority
164316 - Sport Ireland 46 - To develop a national communications campaign aimed at men aged 45 + living in disadvantaged communities to participate in sport & physical activity.
Publication date:  26-01-2020
Response deadline:  24-02-2020 16:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Sport Ireland is seeking to develop a national communications campaign aimed at men aged 45 + living in disadvantaged communities to participate in sport & physical activity. The main objective is to develop a national communications campaign to reach the specified target audience with the ultimate goal of getting them involved in sport and physical activity. This communications campaign is funded via Dormant Accounts, which is used to support: - personal and social development of persons who are economically or socially disadvantaged - the educational development of persons who are educationally disadvantaged - persons with a disability This is expected to be a two-stage project: Stage 1: Formative Research: To provide insights into the lives of men aged over 45 living in disadvantaged communities and the place of sport and physical activity in their lives. Stage 2: National Communications Campaign: The roll out of a national campaign, which must engage communities and stakeholders as, detailed. The successful service provider will be expected to deliver both stages of the project. Sport Ireland acknowledge that this may require service providers to adopt a joint venture approach in advance of submitting a tender and Sport Ireland wishes to clarify, that both stages should be covered in a single tender submission.
Buyer: Sport Ireland

164375 - T.042.2019 - Request for Tender for the Provision of Management and Supervisory Development Training for Sergeants/Executive Officers and Inspectors/Higher Executive Officers
Publication date:  26-01-2020
Response deadline:  26-02-2020 15:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Buyer: An Garda Síochána
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