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Issue 392 - 21st Aug 2017
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CEO Launches Learning Platform
While the entire nation are engrossed with their smartphones and tablets, it’s no coincidence that online shopping and online businesses are rapidly increasing.

The Creative Entrepreneur Online project aims to assist creative entrepreneurs in learning new skills, sell their service online and ultimately make increased profits. The projects aims to help the creative entrepreneurs set up and sell successfully online in thirty days.

A recent study by The Telegraph found that smartphone shoppers have boosted online shopping to £133bn last year, figures that would suggest that online shopping is on its way to overtake in store shopping, thus presenting a huge opportunity for today’s creative entrepreneurs. 

The CEO project’s learning platform consists of both an online and classroom course. Both courses have been specifically designed to enhance the knowledge and understanding of creative entrepreneurs about selling their product/ service online.

This course was written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, making it an intriguing and insightful course.

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Portuguese company specialized in polypropylene injection is looking for partners in order to establish manufacturing or subcontracting agreements.

A Portuguese company dedicated to the injection of high-impact polypropylene intends to establish manufacturing or subcontracting agreements. Able to inject moulds, searches companies that seek new suppliers for injecting polypropylene.

Polish producer of paraffin, waxes and specialty industrial paraffin compositions seeks manufacturers

The Polish company is specialized in manufacturing and processing of refined petroleum products and has a wide range of products for various types of industries. The company is looking for manufacturers of slack waxes which would be used in the company’s existing portfolio of finished products. The company is looking for potential partners from Europe, Near East and Africa.

A German manufacturer of playground and outdoor fitness equipment is looking for distribution partners

The German SME is specialised in the development, planning, manufacturing and distribution of playground and fitness equipment for public spaces. It mainly uses natural materials (wood) and polyethylene. The company has developed a scientific fitness and movement concept for all ages. Tailor-made solutions for playgrounds and fitness parcs can be offered. Partners are sought for distribution services agreements.

Odourless and clogging-free transportation of waste water and sewage with pneumatic pump stations

A German SME, one of the leading companies in environmental technologies, is offering pneumatic transportation systems for the non-clogging and deposit-free transportation of waste water. Waste water and sewage are collected and transported without blocking by means of compressed air. Moreover wastewater remains aerobic and odourless by the addition of oxygen. The German company is looking for distribution partners in England, Ireland, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland and Italy.

Croatian producer of workwear seeks trade intermediaries and offers machine embroidery as a subcontractor

A Croatian SME active in the field of manufacturing workwear intends to expand its business abroad by offering its products, and embroidery services. Their work clothes are for different purposes – for medical staff, hospitality, for high visibility on work sites etc. They are looking for partners interested in distribution, commercial agency or subcontracting agreements. Partners are preferably located in European countries.

Croatian travel agency seeks travel agents/partners interested in selling group tours to Croatia abroad

A Croatian travel agency specialized in tailor made experiences for all group sizes offers holiday packages and personalized travel in Croatia and surrounding countries. The agency is looking for travel agents / partners who are interested in selling these tours in their countries, under the form of a commercial agency agreement. The service offered is all-inclusive and covers all the aspects of the holiday, from the guests’ arrival to Croatia, until the departure.

Portuguese company specialized in plastic injection moulding is looking for partners in order to establish manufacturing or subcontracting agreements

A Portuguese company specialized in plastic injection moulding searches for companies that are looking for new suppliers for plastic injection moulding. The company is open to partnerships with France, Belgium, Luxembourg, U.K., Netherlands and Spain, namely via manufacturing agreements and subcontracting.

Oak plank table tops sought for Danish design company

A small, but rapidly growing Danish furniture company has developed a range of oak wood tables and desks and seeks suppliers under an outsourcing agreement. They are looking for production companies able to supply solid oak wood table tops to a very high quality standard.

German company for cell culture media and related services looks for distributors/licensees

A German company is active in mammalian cell culture media and feed development and customization of those. Their recent developments are media for human cells and Chinese hamster ovary combining high performance in cell growth and transient transfection efficiency in one solution. The products are chemically defined and animal origin-free. They also provide powerful analytical tools. They look for industrial/academic partners from the field of biotech/pharma for distribution/license agreement.

A French manufacturer of sport equipment and sport enclosures for professionals is looking for distributors in Europe

A French company manufactures and sells sports equipment such as sport enclosures and nets reserved for professionals (merchants, web sellers, fence installers, public works, etc...) is looking for distributors in Europe.

A Singapore company is looking to provide their services for market entry strategy and execution to European SMEs health care & medical device companies seeking growth and strategic partnership in Asia.

The company specializes in medical technology and provides services in market research, regulatory strategy, distributor search for market entry and implementation to European medical device SMEs that are seeking to expand their presence and strategic partnership in Asia. They have already served several European SME clients of various sizes.

Romanian company specialized in manufacturing and commercializing of ready-made clothes is looking for trade intermediaries with experience in wholesale distribution in the textile sector and an agent to represent its products on external markets

Company located in North-Eastern part of Romania, with 24 years of experience in manufacturing and trading of garments, is looking for trade intermediaries in wholesale distribution in the textile sector, with an established network in targeted countries Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands, UK and Germany, based on distribution services agreement.They are also interested to find agents to represent their products on certain markets under a commercial agreement contract.

Turkish soap dispenser producer is looking for trade intermediaries

A Turkish company based in Antalya, specialized in producing aluminium soap dispensers, is looking for trade intermediaries (distributors and commercial agencies)

Turkish manufacturer of scaffolding systems is looking for distributors.

A Turkish company based in Antalya is looking for distributors in for scaffolding systems, slab panels, telescopic prop systems and formwork systems. The company is already working with high profile clients in Turkey. It is now looking to expand its distribution network by finding new partners for a distribution services agreement.

A Polish company operating in the field of food and agricultural area offers subcontracting and manufacturing agreements.

A Polish agricultural company specializing in plant production is searching for potential business partners and offers itself as subcontractor or under manufacturing agreements.

Hungarian manufacturer of natural dermocosmetics and body care products is looking for agents and distributors

A Hungarian SME specialized in producing parapharmaceutical dermocosmetics has developed a special skin treatment product line for psoriasis, seborrheic skin and another product line for sensitive, eczematous, atopic skin and psoriatic skin in childhood. The products’ effect is proven by clinical trials. The products contain more than 20 natural ingredients. The company is looking for distributors and agents in Europe and worldwide.

Turkish cable manufacturer is looking for distributors and is also open for joint ventures - manufacturing agreements.

Turkish electric wires and cable manufacturer from Istanbul is looking for trade intermediaries for its products. The company is also open for manufacturing agreements for OEM's (Original Equipment Manufacturer) productions and joint ventures in cable manufacturing.

UK engineering company is looking for manufacturer of chassis, shafts, outer/inner plates and laminations

UK engineering company specialised in energy management is looking to develop its own equipment. The company is looking for manufacturers/suppliers of shafts, outer plates, inner plates and chassis and inner/outer laminations with specific characteristics under a manufacturing agreement. Relevant certifications/testings should be present to ensure components can be used in Europe.

Polish manufacturer of professional and high quality skincare products is looking for distributors.

A Polish company specialized in production of professional skincare products is looking for partners under the distribution services agreement. They offer professional dermocosmetics as well as aromatherapeutic preparations.

Ukrainian company offers sanitary products from eco-friendly material under subcontracting and distribution services agreements

Ukrainian company offers co-production and distribution of sanitary products: toilet paper (cellulose), table napkins, paper towels, medical masks from eco-friendly material. Client is looking for co-producers or distributors. Company manufacture is located near to EU border. Desired types of partnerships are subcontracting and distribution service agreements.

A Singapore SME whom is a pioneer and leading 3D printing service bureau is offering customized industrial 3D printing services, digital manufacturing or joint venture agreements with European companies.

A Singaporean company specializing in 3D printing technology would like to offer its services to European companies looking to produce cost-effective prototypes. They serve various MNCs (multinational corporations) e.g. medical, engineering, automotive, life science, consumer electronic and industrial equipment. This company is looking for joint venture or manufacturing agreement opportunities with European companies to serve their business operation and customers in Asia region.

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.

You can find a list of current tender opportunities on the CPD website. Again, there is no email alert facility that we can find which makes the content difficult to adapt to the Bulletin format.

91561 - RSS 5436 - IE Board and Senior Mngt Advisory Services
Publication date:  30-01-2015
Response deadline:  25-01-2018 15:00   Irish time
Procedure: Utilities Qualification System - Qualification
Description: Advisory Services to the IÉ Board and Senior Management Team in the following areas • Corporate Governance; • Safety; • Rail Operations; • Port Operations ; • Project Management; • Civil Engineering; • Mechanical Engineering; • Signalling, Electrical and Telecommunications; • Commercial; • Finance; • IT; • Human Resources and Industrial Relations.
Buyer: Iarnrod Eireann-Irish Rail

109265 - - Dynamic Purchasing System for supply, construction, installation, dismantle and removal of exhibition stands worldwide
Publication date:  29-09-2016
Response deadline:  27-10-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: Restricted Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Applications are invited to participate on a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the supply, construction, installation, dismantling and removal of exhibition stands, including the design and build of exhibition and conference stands and other display services for Enterprise Ireland trade events worldwide. The DPS will be used to source suppliers for events in the following 9 locations: 1)Ireland; 2)Europe; 3) North and Central America; 4) UK; 5) Middle East; 6) Asia; 7) India; 8)South America; 9)Australia/New Zealand. A DPS is a tool set out in the EU procurement directives for the procurement of supplies, works or services of all values. It is set up to cater for categories of requirements which can be structured on geographies, values, product types, etc. It is essentially a database of applicants interested in being considered for the award of contracts, as and when they arise. In order to qualify for consideration applicants must meet the minimum qualification criteria laid down by the contracting authority. Entry to the DPS is continually open for new applications, however an initial closing date will apply for the first round of applications. All firms who qualify are then invited to tender for each and every relevant category of procurement. Enterprise Ireland will use the Supply-Line vendor management tool as the electronic means of operating the DPS. This system is operated by Achilles Procurement Services Ltd. Further information on the scope of services likely to arise under the DPS in addition to how the DPS will operate are available to download from Applications for the DPS must be made directly to Achilles Procurement Services who are managing the DPS on behalf of Enterprise Ireland - email; INITIAL CLOSING DATE 27TH OCTOBER 2016.
Buyer: Enterprise Ireland

121389 - 17/013 - Louth County Council - Event Management Service Provider for Fleadh Cheoil NA hÉireann, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Publication date:  18-07-2017
Response deadline:  25-08-2017 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The Contracting Authority requires proposals for a suitably experienced and qualified Event Management Service Provider (EMSP) for delivery of the Drogheda Fleadh Cheoil na hÉ cover delivery of Event Management Services for all areas of the event. These services are to include the following:- • Event Safety • Event Management • Event Production/Logistics • Traffic Management
Buyer: Louth County Council

121588 - EV/2017/01 - Development of Halloween Festival as a World-Class Visitor Experience for Ireland
Publication date:  21-07-2017
Response deadline:  04-09-2017 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Fáilte Ireland request proposals from suitably qualified parties to conduct research and deliver an important feasibility report/action plan to Maximise and Develop a Halloween Festival as a World-Class Visitor Experience in Ireland.
Buyer: Fáilte Ireland-National Tourism Development Authority

122462 - - Provision of an Ice Rink Concession for Galway Salthill Failte CLG at Leisureland, Salthill, Galway.
Publication date:  11-08-2017
Response deadline:  31-08-2017 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Galway Salthill Failte CLG/Galway City Council is tendering for the services of suitably qualified Ice Rink Service providers for the provision of an ice rink concession at the Leisureland Site in Salthill Galway. The contract will be for an 9 week period from Monday 13th day of November 2017 to Sunday 14th January 2018 (“the Term”) (inclusive of set up and move out period)
Buyer: Galway City Council


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