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Issue 466 - 13th May 2019
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Continued growth/expansion and bigger premises.

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Starting salary of £25,000 to £30,000 (Negotiable) 28 days holiday, pension. Standard office hours Monday to Friday.

Currently based in Moira but will be moving to recently acquired smart new offices and warehouse outside Lisburn.

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Starting Wednesday, 29th May at CILT 1 Fitzwilliam Pl. Dublin
Fee: € 800. inc. VAT Supported by Skillnet Ireland.

Skillnet Ireland operates a national training network in which CILT can offer discount up to 25% on Professional Development Courses to individuals and companies in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Management sectors in Ireland.

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H2020-JTI-ECSEL-2019: Partners with expertise on hardware and mechanical design of robotic components are sought for a project on educational robotics

A Spanish company working on educational robotics wants to submit a project proposal to the call ECSEL-2019-2-RIA. The project will develop a Mixed Reality (MR) learning system unit comprised of a MR gaming application and a modular reconfigurable educational robot. Companies, universities and research centres with expertise on hardware design and mechanical design of robotic carcasses and components are sought.

French company producing face painting accessory for sport events, national days, carnival, parades, is looking for distributors.

The French company manufactures a make-up accessory designed to paint on the face the colors of a flag, a sports team or the colors linked to a festive event. This accessory can combine up to 6 colors and can be personalized with a brand, logo, strapline. The product is patented, complies with the cosmetic regulations and meets the requirements of quality and hygiene. The company is looking for new distribution services agreements.

An innovative composition for the modulation of the inflammatory processes in joint and infectious diseases, such as arthritis and acne.

Researchers from a Spanish university and a biomedical research centre have obtained molecular compounds with anti-inflammatory properties. This innovative composition contains an active ingredient isolated from pig lard that modulates the inflammatory processes efficiently and reduces side effects associated to synthetic products. Pharmaceutical companies currently engaged in procedures taking active ingredients and anti-inflammatory drugs are sought for licensing agreements.

A Romanian company specialised in the production of dairy products is looking for distributors

A Romanian company with over 20 years of experience in the field is specialized in the production of dairy products. The range of products includes cheese, pressed cheese, yogurt and sour cream. The company is looking for partners to distribute its dairy products in Europe under distribution agreements.

Romanian producer of tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery is looking for international distributors or companies interested to subcontract a part of their production

Located in the hearth of Transylvania a Romanian company is specialized in tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery for women, men and children. The company seeks international distributors for its products on the European market. The company is also interested to become a subcontracting partner for the production of socks for companies that are interested to outsource their production. Distribution service agreement and/or subcontracting agreement are sought.

Romanian company specializing in developing and trading proprietary geo-synthetic materials and geo-grids seeks distributors, agents and also investors

The company is a distributor of high quality, EU standard compliant geo-synthetic materials used for public works, hydro technical facilities, mining, greening and ecological landfills. The company has designed a range of 6 products for asphalt layers and wishes to sell them on new markets under commercial agency or distribution services agreements. Also, they are interested in finding investors under financial agreements in order to develop their own production facilities in Romania.

Seeking fresh produce packaging technology with freshness indication

A Singapore startup in high-tech farming is seeking a technology provider or collaborator to provide a packaging technology solution with freshness indication and food traceability features for its food produce. It hopes to provide innovative packaging with these value-added features will lead to increased consumer satisfaction and reduced food wastage. The startup seeks licensing or research cooperation with SMEs of all sizes or MNEs.

IoT sensor hub solution for commercial applications

A Singapore SME has developed a robust, industrial grade sensor hub solution that significantly eases the IoT deployment for commercial applications. This advanced engineering device is scalable, allows the rapid sensor deployment through a patented, single touch approach, and offers quick modification and adaptation of the sensors for different applications. The SME seeks licensing or commercial agreements with technical assistance with MNEs or SMEs of all sizes.

Transdermal delivery cream that delivers water-based active ingredients across the skin

A Singapore-based technology SME has developed a transdermal delivery system that delivers the water-based active ingredient into the bloodstream through the skin. The trade-secret formulation comes in the form of an applied-on cream. Water-based active molecules are delivered across the skin in a sustained manner, facilitating delivery into the bloodstream for better absorption. The SME seeks research cooperation manufacturing partnerships with MNEs or SMEs or all sizes.

Slovenian producer of technical socks for people with specific health-related challenges seeks distributors

A Slovenian producer of technical socks for people with specific health-related challenges like diabetes, limb amputation, sensitive ankles, foot tiredness, discomfort and irritation, is looking for partners via a distribution services agreement.

Construction company looking for partners to develop modular industrialized houses

Spanish building company is looking for partners able to develop modular industrialized houses under a joint-venture agreement. The houses should be easily transported, ecological, sustainable, human size and preferably made of wood. The construction technology should allow to use all types of new materials and systems in order to serve the market that is developing in the South of Europe and already functioning in the North.

Multivariate analysis with Fourier Transform Near Infra Red analysis for process modelling and process engineering: new tool for technical cooperation in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, industrial biotechnology and chemistry

A German R&D company is specialized in analysis tools enhancing process design and engineering capabilities for process improvements and optimization including model based predictive process controls. The company is now looking for companies from the specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, industrial biotechnology and chemistry sector to apply these tools and transfer the know-how under technical cooperation, research cooperation and services agreements.

The Croatian company is using 3D software to create technical documentation for ships and offers outsourcing agreement or subcontracting

The Croatian company is specialized into making high quality technical documentation for steel and aluminum ships. The company is using 3D software CADDS5 (PlatformTrident) and AVEVA Marine 12.1.SP5. The company is looking for outsourcing agreement or subcontracting.

German industrial wholesaler and purchasing agency for industrial equipment is looking for new products to be distributed via their business platform

A German wholesale company and purchasing agency specialised in industrial equipment and flexible workstation systems is looking for European suppliers with new, innovative or special products in the field of industrial mats, industrial flooring, 5s-working place systems and lean management products. The company is interested in distribution services or commercial agency agreements with international manufacturers of relevant products.

German cyber security company specialised in defence-as-a-service security solutions offers license agreements

A German cyber security company, specialised in innovative and scalable solutions for defending data, assets and brands against global cyberattacks, is looking for commercialisation partners in Europe interested in a licensing agreement. They have developed an innovative automated platform which enables to deal with the growing number of complex cyber threats and security incidents more effectively and faster.

Italian manufacturer of stainless steel, aluminium and steel components and complete machines offers its manufacturing services

An Italian based manufacturing and assembling subcontractor is specialized in stainless steel, aluminium and steel machines and components for the food & beverage, pharmaceutical, packaging and railway sectors. The company offers custom made products and a full set of services such as design,development, implementation, testing and supply of machines and components. The company seeks international partners to offer its services under a manufacturing or subcontracting agreement.

An innovative regtech solution that facilitates GDPR compliance seeks re-sellers and end-users (accountancy and financial advisory firms)

Specialist Maltese IT solution provider seeks commercial and distribution partners to represent a unique tool they developed through with which companies and organisations can comply with the framework of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]. The company seeks both end-users [accountancy and financial advisory firms] and re-sellers.

Maltese SME that offers Big Data intel analytics, Internet of Things security systems seeks automation solutions providers for commercial cooperation

A Maltese SME offers an IoT solution that is highly extendable and adaptable to cater even for the most demanding and data intensive IoT scenarios with the ability to capture and analyze data from a different range of sensors. The company is looking for partners interested in implementing innovative and customized solutions for performance efficiency optimisation especially within Industry 4.0 scenarios. The company is looking for commercial agency agreements.

A renowned Macedonian company working in the field of metal parts production is looking for partners in European Union

A successful company from Macedonia established since 1947, from metallurgic industry is interested to launch its products on the markets in EU countries, USA and China. This experienced manufacturer of road sweepers, sheet metal products, wire products and street sweepers and other products needed in different sectors, likes to establish business cooperation with reliable and trustworthy partners (wholesalers, distributors) under the distribution services agreement.

A Polish producer of drives, gears, screw jacks, transmission elements is looking for cooperation in the field of: manufacturing agreement, subcontracting and supplies.

A Polish producer of customized drives, gears, transmission elements, screw jacks is looking for cooperation under the manufacturing agreement, commercial agency agreement and reliable subcontractor. The company since 1982 specializes in the production of modern drives, including in particular the screw jacks (actuators), worm gearboxes (angle ones) and helical gearboxes (linear). They are distinguished by the highest quality, the possibility of making more sophisticated versions and innovative.

A Polish company luxury fashion brand for women and kids is looking for the distributors

A Polish manufacturer of luxury clothes for women and kids produces unique and original clothes. The Polish company is based on the actual trends and on the handmade design. The company was established in 2013 and now is looking for the distributors to expand its business in the international market.
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.

150616 - SB 05/19 - Brand Development and Implementation Tender
Publication date:  10-05-2019
Response deadline:  24-05-2019 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: Negotiated Procedure BNM (Non OJEU)
Description: Bord Na Móna is a well-known and well-regarded brand across Ireland, but this association is very much linked with its heritage in the peat business. As an organisation, Bord na Móna has currently undergone a significant transformation in response to the global decarbonisation agenda. As a result, Bord na Móna is inviting interested parties to deliver a brand development and implementation project to support our new Strategy and future outlook of the organisation. The project will include developing an overall brand strategy and brand architecture which involves all our key stakeholders. Brand values will be developed as well as brand design and implementation
Buyer: Bord Na Mona

150698 - SS1 2019 (SASSI 2) - Representative sample survey of the population of third-level students on the island of Ireland.
Publication date:  10-05-2019
Response deadline:  21-06-2019 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Student Sport Ireland commissioned the Student Activity Sport Study Ireland (SASSI) (Murphy et al 2016) (SASSI). SASSI (2016) identified a number of Key Findings, Recommendations and Benchmarks for future comparison and assessment of the work of SSI and its member institutions. A follow-up study is required in order to assess investment and implementation of policies and initiatives, overall and within colleges, in the intervening period and the impact these might have had on student participation in sport and physical activity (SASSI 2). The overall aim of SASSI 2 is to investigate and assess the participation of third level students in sport and physical activity in Ireland and the factors and issues surrounding that participation. Specifically, the research should: gather accurate, reliable and consistent data on the behaviour and attitudes of Irish third-level students in/to sport and physical activity; assess the impact of their third-level experience of sport and physical activity on their participation/ the impact of their experience of sport and physical activity in the third-level sector on their participation; monitor changes in physical activity and sports behaviour among students between 2014 and 2019; and further develop and refine comprehensive SAR and Survey instruments that can continue to be used in the assessment of the environment, provision and levels of participation in sport and physical activity in third-level colleges beyond the current study period. The SASSI 2 Research will comprise of the repeat of SASSI (2016) survey using a modified questionnaire and a repeat of SAR (2016) using a modified instrument. This Tender relates to the Student Survey element only. The survey will consist of a standardised instrument to facilitate comparison of students’ levels of physical activity within all institutions against recommended activity guidelines and illustrate in detail the levels of activity, intensity, duration and regularity of the activity.
Buyer: Student Sport Ireland

150517 - NAS/2019 - Novice Angling Strategy
Publication date:  08-05-2019
Response deadline:  29-05-2019 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Inland Fisheries Ireland requires consultancy services to develop and deliver a Novice Angling Strategy.
Buyer: Inland Fisheries Ireland

150520 - Tender 17/2019 - Capacity Building Training for Men’s Shed Community Groups
Publication date:  08-05-2019
Response deadline:  22-05-2019 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is seeking to appoint a competent supplier to deliver Capacity Building and Training to Men’s Shed Groups, which falls under the Building Positive Relations theme. This programme is part of a wider overall programme under Peace IV, entitled Capacity Building and Engagement Programme. Programme Objectives: • The programme will join groups & individuals together who wouldn’t normally do so. • Men’s Shed are generally open to the entire community, however, often members have little training in good relations and cultural diversity. • Provide them with training & experiential learning to develop relationships & a better understanding of others by increasing their cultural competence. • The Training provided shall be innovative and tailored to the needs of the Men’s Shed groups. • Increase the capacity of groups to participate in peace & reconciliation activities. • Create opportunities for sustained & meaningful contact between groups of different backgrounds. • Networking for groups. • Cross-community balance: The supplier must ensure that significant pro-active effort is made to maintain adequate cross-community balance on the project. 40% CNR / 30% PUL / 30% BME is the target for the overall PEACE IV Programme with a maximum differential of 20% allowable on CNR/PUL identities. (CNR = Catholic / Nationalist / Republican; PUL = Protestant / Unionist / Loyalist; BME = Black and Minority Ethnic / Other).
Buyer: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

150485 - MK/UIWF/05/19 - ITT to Understand the Irish opportunity for Whiting in France
Publication date:  07-05-2019
Response deadline:  20-05-2019 14:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Invitation to Tender for Insight to Understand the Irish opportunity for Whiting in France
Buyer: Bord Bia (Irish Food Board)

150512 - Sound equipment - provide sound equipment for the main theatre
Publication date:  07-05-2019
Response deadline:  16-05-2019 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: fit out the main theatre of An Táin Arts Centre with new sound system to include: 16 line array speakers 4 line bumpers 4 light rail and dowdy clamps 16 linking pins 2 compact loudspeakers 1 amp rack 5 digital controllers 1 commissioning of system 1 system processor 6 flange adaptors
Buyer: An Tain Arts Centre

150255 - 18/220 - Energy Management Systems Framework
Publication date:  05-05-2019
Response deadline:  04-06-2019 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Ervia Negotiated Procedure (OJEU)
Description: manufacturing and/or supply of Energy Measurement Systems and associated equipment for Gas Networks Ireland. Lot 1 – A Single Party Framework for the supply of G4, G10 and G16 Diaphragm Meters for custody transfer measurement of natural gas in cubic metres, and associated spares Lot 2 – A Single Party Framework for the supply of Rotary Positive Displacement (RPD) meters for custody transfer measurement of natural gas. Lot 3 – A Single Party Framework for the supply of PN16 and MID approved Turbine Meters for custody transfer measurement of natural gas. Lot 4 – A single party Framework for the supply of Class-Rated and MID approved Turbine Meters ranging in size G65 to G10000 with pressure classification ANSI 150 to 900, including high pressure calibration up to 50 Barg and technical services. Lot 5 – A multi-party Framework for the supply of Electronic Flow Computers, Meter Pulse barrier interface device, Data Loggers and Volume conversion devices to: log and transmit telemetry signals including pressure, temperature and gas volume flows; convert volume flows at line conditions to Standard conditions; integration of flow quantities; computations of equations of state; energy calculations; and telemetry communications. As per the PQQ document.
Buyer: Ervia

Publication date:  05-05-2019
Response deadline:  07-06-2019 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: Restricted Procedure (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 Racecourses Ltd; consisting of Leopardstown Racecourse, Fairyhouse Racecourse, Navan Racecourse, Tipperary Racecourse and Leopardstown Golf Centre. HRI headquarters are located in Ballymany, Newbridge, Co Kildare. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to utilise this contract for other industry stakeholders such as the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB). Further information on this will be published in the Options section of the Invitation to Tender Document. The Contracting Authority is publishing a request for tenders to companies that can supply, install, integrate, customise, maintain, upgrade and support a Finance Management System (FMS) and associated processes. The Contracting Authority would expect the implementation cost of a new FMS to be in the region of €200k plus the annual maintenance and licensing costs. In the first instance, a contract for the installation of a financial management system will be awarded to the successful tenderer emerging form this competitive process. This will include migration, customisation and UAT. On completion of the new system, it is envisaged that a maintenance contract and associated services of 5 year’s duration will be awarded. The maintenance contract will have the option to be extended up to a maximum of 15 years on an annual basis. Simultaneously, the Contracting authority reserves the right to enter into annual license agreement with the successful tenderer for up to a maximum of 15 years. For detailed specification, please refer to the attached document.
Buyer: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)



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