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Issue 495 - 10th Feb 2020
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Launching the “Embrace a Giant Spirit” campaign from Tourism Northern Ireland at the Seagoe Hotel recently was Carolyn Boyd from Tourism Northern Ireland giving a friendly embrace to Natalia O'Hanlon from Maldron Hotels & Partners and Lynda Willis.

Tel: (028) 4176 5999

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:
Thanks to Peter Broad and Davy Love from BroadBand who popped in to the Mid-Morning Show on Thursday last to talk about their new charity CD 'I Got My Mojo Working' which is raising funds for Action MS Northern Ireland.

The 11-track CD costs £5 - to buy one please ring Gerry at Action MS Northern Ireland on 028-9079-0707

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.

Serbian producer of briquettes and pellets from biomass seeks distributors and commercial representatives for its products

A Serbian company produces briquettes and pellets from biomass and waste wood. The current operating capacity is about 800 tons of briquettes per month which can be doubled at short notice. The briquettes are packed in several different ways: cardboard boxes of 20 kg, foil of net weight 10 kg or strong PP (polypropylene) bags of 25 kg and 30 kg. The company is looking for commercial representatives and distributors for its products in Europe.

Russian polymer producer is looking for distributors

A Russian company produces an aqueous dispersion of polyurethane with increased adhesion, using its own innovative technology for a wide range of applications. The company is looking for reliable partners to conclude a distribution services agreement.

Russian manufacturer of diamond heat sinks is looking for distributors

A Russian company implements the technology of manufacturing diamond heat sinks for power devices based on a hydride epitaxial simulator (GaN). The company is looking for customers to conclude a distribution services agreement.

Russian developer of the software module necessary for the production of crystals in semiconductor materials offers license agreements

A Russian company developed a software module for the analysis and control of the transport and entry mechanisms of oxygen and carbon impurities in the production of crystals of semiconductor materials. The software provides valuable information for improving the crystal growth and quality. The company is looking for partners (companies from the electronic and chemical indudstries) to conclude license agreements for the use of this software.

Russian manufacturer of fencing electronics is looking for distributors

The Russian company produces an innovative device for sports fencing, which is able to reliably record hits on swords during the competitions. This device is designed in accordance with the requirements of the International Fencing Federation, to increase the entertainment of video broadcasts of international tournaments. The company is looking for partners for long-term cooperation and to conclude a distribution services agreement.

Russian manufacturer of metal-composite pads and components is looking for distributors

A Russian company creates and supplies metal-composite linings and components for insulating joints for S60 rails. The company is looking for new partners to distribute its products and to conclude a distribution services agreement.

Russian developer of cloud-based document processing services is looking for licensees

A Russian company developed services for the classification of documents of individuals, using deep training convolutional neural networks. The company is looking for partners to conclude a license agreement.

Russian developer of platform for digital online education is looking for licensees

A Russian company developed a hardware-software complex, which is in demand in educational institutions and in educational innovation centers. The company is looking for new partners for further cooperation and to conclude a license agreement.

Russian manufacturer of waterproofing products is looking for distributors

A Russian company is introducing production technologies and organizing the production site of an innovative waterproofing product and its promotion. The company is looking for reliable partners to conclude a distribution services agreement.

Russian manufacturer of a device for improving fish homeostasis is looking for distributors

A Russian company produces an innovative device for improving homeostasis (self-regulation) electromagnetic EHF (extremely high-frequency appliances) radiation. The company is looking for new partners to conclude a distribution services agreement.

A Romanian producer of anchoring and lifting systems is looking for international partners under manufacturing agreements

The Romanian enterprise manufactures anchoring straps, lifting straps, textile lifting sleeves, lifting chains and accessories. The products are mainly destined for transport and construction industries. The Romanian SME is now looking forward to increasing its portfolio with enterprises of any size that want to establish a long-term collaboration under manufacturing agreements.

Singapore health supplement manufacturer seeks European distributors via distribution services agreement.

A Singapore health supplement manufacturer, has developed a supplement that is designed to protect and strengthen the human body. The supplement contains no chemicals and it is a blend of 9 natural bioactive ingredients. The Singapore company is actively seeking European partners to sign distribution service agreements for this product.

Singapore manufacturer of anti-corrosion film seeks European partners via distribution service agreements.

A Singapore anti-corrosion film manufacturer, established in 1992, has developed a film that uses poly vinyl alcohol (PVA) as carrier for non-toxic anti-corrosion inhibitors. The film is environmentally friendly and biodegradable. The main feature of the product is that it can be dissolved in water, thus creating zero waste. The Singapore manufacturer is currently looking for European partners under distribution services agreements.

Numeric simulation and optimization of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in development of electric motor drives for automotive industry

A Slovenian company, producer of innovative in-wheel electric motors, is looking for cooperation with experts with know-how in the fields of numeric simulation and optimization of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and development of embedded systems, with experience in functional safety of automotive applications, the Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL), and the ISO23262 standard. Technical and research cooperation agreements are sought.

The Ukrainian producer of toys offers its products under distribution services or manufacturing agreements

The Ukrainian manufacturer of its own designed toys with specialization in wooden toys and puzzles is looking for cooperation in terms of distribution services or manufacturing agreements for potential partners who are looking for additional production capacities to produce toys.

An Ukrainian producer of road barriers and metal bins is looking for agents

An Ukrainian manufacturing company, designing and producing standard and custom - made road barriers and metal bins, is looking for commercial partners to represent and assist in new market under commercial agency agreement.

UK-based SME offering their architecture visualisation services

A UK-based SME offers a service where presentations in standard formats are turned into 3D scenes. These scenes operate in real-time and can be used for a virtual tour of buildings, sites, products or processes. This enables projects to be presented in an interactive way, making them more immersive. The SME is looking to enter new geographical markets and is offering its service to partners under an outsourcing or subcontracting agreement.

The jewelry producer based in Armenia is looking for agents and distributors

The Armenian company specialized in production of wide range of jewelry made from natural minerals and stones is looking for partners to conclude distribution services and/or commercial agency agreement.

Armenian company, specialized in production of organic herbal teas, is looking for agents and distributors

An Armenian company is specialized in the production of natural and organic teas. In particular, the company produces medicinal, natural and organic teas: thyme, mentha, origanum, ziziphora and flower mix. The company is looking to cooperate with foreign companies under distribution services agreements and/or commercial agency agreements.

A Cypriot manufacturer of a prototyped beach cleaning machine and representative of patented system for stopping sea erosion is seeking commercial agency agreements.

A Cypriot company, which is a manufacturer of the prototype of a beach cleaning machine as well as the agent of a French patented methodology system for preventing sea erosion, is looking for partners under commercial agency agreements. Potential agents can be companies from any coastal country.

Co-creator in injection moulding offers liquid silicone rubber, engineered- and high engineered plastics

A company from the Netherlands, specialized in Injection moulding of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), Engineered- and High Engineered plastics in accordance with ISO13485, ISO9001, ISO14001 and UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is offering engineering and manufacturing technology. The SME offers a one-stop-shop for engineering, samples, test moulds, production, assembly and packaging in the frame of a manufacturing agreement a technical cooperation or a commercial agreement with technical assistance.


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.
164401 - TII241 - Graphic Design Services
Publication date:  06-02-2020
Response deadline:  11-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: TII require qualified, experienced and innovative Graphic Designers to support projects in the delivery of its communications strategy. For example Graphic Designer will further progress the MetroLink brand guidelines in order to gain consistency in style and design across all MetroLink printed and online communication materials. This contract will provide TII with Graphic Design Services.
Buyer: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)

165110 - ITT20-006 - Marine Platform Satellite Data Services
Publication date:  06-02-2020
Response deadline:  27-02-2020 10:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: As part of the operational and maintenance procedures of the Irish Marine Buoy Observation Network (and other Marine Institute projects), an on-going requirement exists for the supply of Marine Platform Satellite Data Services. Suitably qualified applicants are invited to respond for inclusion in a Single Supplier Framework Agreement that the Institute will draw from. The value of the services will be for up to a maximum contract value over the 4 year term of €215,000 including VAT. It is anticipated that initial purchases in 2020 will be for up to 10 Marine Platform Satellite Data Service data transmission links. Further Marine Platform Location Monitoring Services might be purchased throughout the life of the contract. The contract will run for a period of 4 years, or until the maximum contract value is reached, whichever is the earlier.
Buyer: Marine Institute

165064 - 66/2019 - PEACE IV - Beyond Tolerance: Youth Engagement Programme - Free Play Projects
Publication date:  05-02-2020
Response deadline:  21-02-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have secured £4.2m EU funding for the PEACE IV Local Authority Action Plan - Beyond Tolerance. As lead partner, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council will be responsible for the delivery of the PEACE IV action plan which will promote peace and reconciliation in the local area focusing on three key themes: “Children and Young People”, “Shared Spaces and Services” and “Building Positive Relations”. As part of their responsibility under the “Beyond Tolerance” action plan, the Council is seeking to appoint a competent supplier to deliver free play schemes as part of the “Youth Engagement Programme” under the “Children and Young People” theme. To facilitate relationship building between young people of different backgrounds (including BME) and between young people and services through thematic activities, including but not limited to creating engagement opportunities through physical activity and creative play. This programme aims to create opportunities for engagement in areas which do not mix, and generate opportunities for young people from different traditions, cultural backgrounds or political opinions to meet and develop positive relationships where there are no natural linkages. The free play projects aspect of the Programme is to bring young people, of primary/secondary school age, together through the medium of play. These projects are not focused on sports but aim to engage children and young people through traditional play. The projects also aim to develop the participant’s soft skills and respect for diversity through age appropriate actions. The delivery of fifteen free play schemes for children of primary/Secondary school age (4-16 years old) within the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Area during Spring, Summer and Autumn 2020/21. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council will provide suitable facilities for these schemes free of charge.
Buyer: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
164872 - 20/003 - Provision and Installation of Non Recording CCTV in the Mid-Louth Area
Publication date:  03-02-2020
Response deadline:  18-02-2020 16:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Provision and installation of non recording CCTV camera in homes in the Mid-Louth Area
Buyer: Louth County Council
164749 - 2020/02 - Graphic Design Services for Knowledge Transfer Ireland
Publication date:  02-02-2020
Response deadline:  05-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: Restricted Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Establishment of a Multi-Party framework agreement for The Provision of Graphic Design and Related Services to Knowledge Transfer Ireland
Buyer: Enterprise Ireland

164760 - RSC Large Screens - Multi-Party Framework Agreement for the Supply, Hire, Delivery, Installation and Onsite Support of Video Screens and Audio-Visual Equipment and Related Services to HRI Racecourses Ltd and Cork RC
Publication date:  02-02-2020
Response deadline:  06-03-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) was formally established by the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act of 2001. It is a commercial semi-state body that took over the functions previously carried out by the Irish Horse Racing Authority. HRI 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 (Leopardstown Racecourse, Fairyhouse Racecourse, Navan Racecourse, Tipperary Racecourse and Leopardstown Golf Centre). Further information regarding HRI and subsidiaries is available online at Cork Racecourse Mallow, while not a subsidiary of Horse Racing Ireland, is closely affiliated with HRI Racecourses Ltd. HRI Racecourses reserves the right to avail of this Framework for any other racecourse that may fall within its administration during the lifetime of the Framework. The Contracting Authority are seeking suitably resourced providers for the supply, hire, delivery, installation and onsite support of mobile video screens and audio-visual equipment & related services. It is anticipated that a multi-party framework agreement of four years’ duration will be entered into with the successful tenderers for the supply, hire, delivery, installation and onsite support of video screens and audio-visual equipment and related services to the Contracting Authority Please refer to the attached tender documents for a detailed specification.
Buyer: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)

164545 - - Graphic Media Design Services in three lots
Publication date:  02-02-2020
Response deadline:  02-03-2020 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: DPC Negotiated Procedure (OJEU)
Description: The Contracting Entity proposes to engage in a competitive process for the establishment of single-party framework agreement(s) to provide Graphic Media Design Services in three lots, comprising the following Lot 1 – Design Consultancy and Print • Corporate Material Design Services – Design & print • Graphic Design Consultancy Lot 2 – Website and Social Media • Website / Digital Design Services • Website Development Services • Website Maintenance Services • Social Media Management Services Lot 3 – Video and Media production • Corporate Video Production • Media Production Applicants may apply for one or more lots.
Buyer: Dublin Port Company

164747 - - Provision of Eircode and Related Services
Publication date:  01-02-2020
Response deadline:  24-02-2020 19:00   Irish time
Procedure: Restricted Procedure (OJEU)
Description: The RTB seeks a suitably qualified candidate to assist in the provision of Eircode-related services in order to support its role as a source of information for tenants, landlords and government on the Irish rental sector.
Buyer: Residential Tenancies Board
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