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Issue 513 - 21st Sept 2020
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Changing children’s futures through innovative new mental health & wellbeing initiative!

Hope 4 Life NI is a local charity that strives to make good mental health a reality for everyone.

Over the past two decades we have delivered invaluable WRAP© programmes (Wellness Recover Action Plan) to thousands of businesses and communities and undoubtedly contributed to improving the mental health of so many across Northern Ireland.  In 2015, we also developed a totally unique and innovative initiative to specifically help promote positive mental health and well-being among children.  Through specially created superheroes – Uberheroes® comics, we have worked with over 15,000 schoolchildren in the past 4 years to deliver facilitated workshops to help them explore areas that most affect them such as cyber bulling, abuse, grief, manipulation and anxiety.

Recent events and the impact of COVID-19 mean that as a charity however, we have encountered difficulties in accessing vital funding that will enable us to reach so many more young people and make a positive impact on communities.  However, we have an amazing opportunity that you and/or your organisation can get involved in to help us achieve our vision!

We have joined with Belfast City Council & Crowdfunder to try and raise £10,000 for a new programme called “Uberheroes® - My Origin Story”, all superheroes have an origin story that has led to them becoming who they are and giving them their superhero powers.
Our financial goal is £5,000, which will be match funded by Belfast City Council achieve £10,000… You can do this through a donation or choosing one of the corporate rewards where you can donate and receive work wellbeing training programme for up to 16 members of staff.

Please visit our Crowdfunder page via this link

We want to empower our children through the stressful transition from Primary into Secondary education, where there are many stressors for them to have to navigate and our research has shown that many of them have issues with worry and anxiety, disrupted sleeping patterns, increasing levels of unhappiness, and concerns about the pressure they are under to over perform.

Based on our experiences of liaising with pupils, teachers and Principals we plan to deliver an innovative 2 year pilot later this year supporting 3,000 children as they prepare for and navigate through transition.  “Uberheroes® - My Origin Story”,  will focus on building their self-esteem, self-confidence & capacity to handle stress and anxiety, improving resilient thinking, mindfulness, perceived verses realistic expectation levels as well as helping them through disappointments or perceived failures.

The 2 year pilot will be working with 40-50 schools across the country and eventually with your help we will deliver this programme, like Uberheroes® to all schools.

To read more and donate please visit our Crowdfunder page at


InterTradeIreland Funding Advisory Service for Established SME’s

Trilogy of Funding Webinars 2020

InterTradeIreland together with our partners Grant Thornton are delighted to announce a trilogy of funding webinars taking place between September and December 2020.

The purpose of the webinars is to explore the full range of funding options open to business including government supports, bank supports, private equity and alternative funder's. 

The webinars will include presentations and panel discussions and will be as interactive as possible.

Businesses based in Northern Ireland can register for the trilogy of webinars by clicking here.

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.

176577 - HRISEPT20FD/2 - Mobile App Consultancy Services
Publication date:  18-09-2020
Response deadline:  09-10-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Horse Racing Ireland wish to appoint a company to provide us with Mobile App consultancy services. This will broadly cover three areas of consultancy: 1) The provision of a mobile app strategy 2) Assistance in the procurement process for the selection of a mobile app vendor 3) Assistance in the implementation phase of the mobile app. Please consult the tender documentation for our full specification of requirements under each of the three phases listed above.
Buyer: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)

176358 - 20P033 - RTÉ Brand & Reputation Research
Publication date:  18-09-2020
Response deadline:  22-10-2020 13:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Effective from January 2021, RTÉ wishes to research, understand and monitor the Irish public’s consumption of, and attitudes and sentiment towards, RTÉ. This competition calls for companies to tender for one continuous survey incorporating three separate modules, namely Reputation Tracking, Brand Tracking and Service Usage.
Buyer: Raidió Teilifís Éireann ( RTÉ )

176609 - - Farm Safety Videography Services for Teagasc
Publication date:  18-09-2020
Response deadline:  14-10-2020 14:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: In summary, the Services comprise: Farm Safety Videography Services for Teagasc. The main requirements are. • Videos based on scripts provided. • Well known presenter to provide narration. • Director/ producer to oversee project and video quality. • Videos approximately 3 minutes long • Each video to be produced so that it can be broken into approximately 30 second sections
Buyer: Teagasc

176673 - Animation & Illumination Exper. - Animation & Illumination Design and Installation, Mount Elliot Tunnel & Redbridge
Publication date:  18-09-2020
Response deadline:  09-10-2020 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Wexford Local Development wishes to appoint an interpretative/animation company to design and install a visitor experience within the 650 metre long, curved Mount Elliott Tunnel and Redbridge (684 metres). The Tunnel and Bridge are located between the R700 (Old N30) and Mount Elliott and forms part of the South East Greenway. The Greenway is a linked development which will adjoin to the established Waterford Greenway, adding an additional 24km stretching through County Kilkenny and finishing the historic town of New Ross. Together the Greenways will provide a leisure amenity, 70km in length, which will be a major visitor attraction in FI’s Ireland’s Ancient East offering.
Buyer: Wexford Local Development
176396 - 20P035 - Digitisation of RTÉ Video and Sound Archive
Publication date:  17-09-2020
Response deadline:  19-10-2020 13:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: RTÉ intends to digitally archive  video (television) and sound (radio) archives and make the digitised recordings and catalogue records available for production purposes and also potentially to the public on the RTÉ Archives website. 
Buyer: Raidió Teilifís Éireann ( RTÉ )

176585 - 2020/70 - Establishment of a Single Party FWA for the supply of 6 x Managed Virtual Classroom Systems
Publication date:  17-09-2020
Response deadline:  08-10-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: LMETB invite responses to this Request for Tender for the establishment of a Single Party FWA for the supply of 6 x Managed Virtual Classroom Systems to the Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Training Centre, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Buyer: Louth and Meath Education & Training Board

176506 - Provision of Editing Services - Provision of Editing Services
Publication date:  17-09-2020
Response deadline:  08-10-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is Ireland’s national energy authority investing in, and delivering, appropriate, effective and sustainable solutions to help Ireland’s transition to a clean energy future. SEAI works with Government, homeowners, businesses and communities to achieve this, through expertise, funding, educational programmes, policy advice, research and the development of new technologies. The objective of this RFT is to invite proposals from suitably qualified services providers for editing purposes. The successful service providers will be required to assist with the following requirements: - General and Technical editing and proofing: - SEAI develops written materials for various audiences, from citizens who may be learning about some of these concepts for the first time to those working in the energy sector who are experts on the technical details. Each document should use language that the audience understands and is comfortable with. It should also follow the SEAI house style for written documents. SEAI aims for reports and collateral to be easy to read and for our messages to be clear, concise and communicated in a friendly accessible way. The successful service providers will be expected to produce clear concise reports and documents. Based on recent activity, the following are typical requirements on an annual basis: General and Technical editing and proofing Based on previous requirements, the typical annual workload under this tender is estimated at: - 15-20 reports and technical guides (up to 80 pages each) - 2-4 consumer leaflets or booklets (up to 24 pages each) For further information please see Request for Tender at
Buyer: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

176390 - CofC202009 - Development of an Online Trading Platform and Portal for Cootehill Town
Publication date:  16-09-2020
Response deadline:  07-10-2020 15:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Cootehill Chamber of Commerce request tenders from competent operators to develop a website from where existing retailers and service providers could open up the marketplace to enable them to sell their products and services online. Please refer to Tender Documents for further details.
Buyer: Cootehill Chamber of Commerce

176225 - - Mentoring and related services for the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork County Council.
Publication date:  15-09-2020
Response deadline:  15-09-2023 15:00   Irish time
Procedure: Panel eTenders
Description: LEO South Cork and LEO Cork North & West’s Mentor Programme is designed to match the knowledge, skills, insights and entrepreneurial capability of experienced business practitioners with entrepreneurs, small business owner/managers who need practical and strategic advice and guidance. The mentor contributes independent, informed observation and advice to aid decision making. Applications are invited from competent persons with relevant experience, expertise and qualifications across two lots • General Mentoring and • Specific Domain Knowledge Mentoring.
Buyer: Local Enterprise Office South Cork

176372 - TC/2020/02 - Guidelines for the Development of Food Trails
Publication date:  15-09-2020
Response deadline:  05-10-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Fáilte Ireland proposes to create a set of guidelines to inspire and inform the development of visitor food trails in Ireland. The project will support key asks called out in regional destination development activity to deliver brilliant visitor experiences, address visitor specific needs and drive innovation in the sector. The guidelines are predominantly targeted at local authorities, association bodies and established or new networks and will need to observe and adhere to immediate and longer-term visitor requirements in the context of COVID-19. The guidelines will advocate going beyond a simple directory of producers and/or food service in an area to provide a well-planned route with clear directions, visitor ready experiences and a strong story that is aligned to the relevant brand region.
Buyer: Fáilte Ireland-National Tourism Development Authority

176175 - 2020 186 - Request for Tender for the provision of Recruitment Agency
Publication date:  13-09-2020
Response deadline:  12-10-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board invites tenders to this request for tenders from economic operators for the provision of a Recruitment Agency to supply Fixed Term and Temporary Agency Staff & Recruitment Services. In summary, the Services comprise: Recruitment Agency to supply Fixed Term and Temporary Agency staff on a temporary basis to support the core staff of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board as and when required.
Buyer: Cavan and Monaghan Education & Training Board

Belgian SME specialised in the depollution and dismantling of end-of-life vehicles with high traceability standards is looking for commercial and distribution agreements

The Belgian company specialises in decontamination of end-of-life vehicles (ELV), and is certified centre which positions the company as one of the two only centres authorised to deal also with hybrid and electric vehicles (HEV). The company aims to guarantee the traceability of each part recovered on an ELV. It is willing to expand its activities in export on the second-hand market in Africa and is looking for distributors/sales agents, able to take care of the whole supply chain.

Company from Republic of Srpska, producer of metal furniture is looking for manufacturing, subcontracting or distribution services agreement

The company from Republic of Srpska region, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is producing metal furniture for medical, school, office and catering purposes, is looking for manufacturing, subcontracting or distribution service agreements with international partners.

Danish content production studio is offering Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality solutions for projects within healthcare, tourism, education, museums, cultural heritage, training, simulation, and more.

A Danish award-winning Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality production studio, creating content within multiple application areas, is seeking subcontracting, outsourcing and cooperation agreements. They have over the last 4 years produced more than 200 VR/AR applications and hosted more than 800 workshops and events. They offer Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality solutions for projects within healthcare, tourism, education, museums, cultural heritage, training, simulation, and more.

Distribution partners and commercial agents sought for innovative fully automated sampler robots for biomass, pulp, concentrate and other solid and granular materials

A Finnish company offers a new solution for automated biomass, pulp, concentrate, agrofood industry sampling and is looking for commercial agents, distributors and owner’s engineering companies to boost growth. The novel technology is innovative and fully automated and allows taking representative samples from the truck or train wagons before unloading. It works for several types of solid and crushed materials.

A French company specialized in sustainable manicure products and beauty accessories is currently looking for new distributors all over the world

A French company, located in the North of France and totalling 40 years of experience and expertise in manicure products and makeup accessories, has designed a new range of beauty accessories made of sustainable materials and meeting FSC standards (forest management certification). They are currently looking for new distributors all over the world.

User-centered digital twins with intuitive use for visualization, supervision and exploitation of complex systems

A French SME designs and creates digital interfaces and applications for interactive visualization, using 3D modelling, innovative user interfaces and advanced interactions like touch screens, AR & VR. Through ergonomic, interactive and dynamic interfaces, using both 2D & 3D, their solutions allow users to efficiently visualize systems and information. They look for industrial partners, for technical cooperation to develop digital twins in maintenance, security, Building Information Modelling.

A French producer of handcrafted chocolates is looking for distributors

A French company manufacturing handcrafted chocolates is looking for partners that could distribute its brand under distribution service agreement across Europe, North America and Japan. The company is also interested to work under private label under manufacturing agreement.

French SME is sourcing milk and whey powders to manufacture foods for young animals

A French SME, specialized in the production of milk replacers and complementary foods for young animals, is looking for suppliers of milk powder, sweet whey powder and re-fatted milk powder for calves. The powders or raw materials must comply with technical specifications in order to be incorporated into the final products, high-performance foods for calves. The company is looking for long-term supplier agreements.

EUREKA Eurostars: Different partners sought to develop a reusable laundry detergent

The team of a professor of a German Technical University of Applied Sciences and an Estonian university want to develop a reusable laundry detergent. The detergent bases on an enzyme bound on particles with magnetic core. To set up a consortium and project for the EUREKA Eurostars funding scheme, they are looking for SMEs and research organisations with expertise in detergent R&D and production as well as solid liquid separation or washing machinery based on a research cooperation agreement.

A Greek company active in the field of pest control by using a heat treatment method, is interested to form services agreements with companies in Europe, Asia, Middle East

A Greek company active in the field of pest control, is interested to provide services to industrial structures, in Europe, Asia, Middle East, S. Africa, S. America, by using a heat treatment method. The company designs, implements and maintains new or existing integrated insect and rodent management systems. Currently it supports leading companies, (especially in the food industry), in Europe and Asia using different sophisticated pest control methods.

Greek organic food producer is looking for cooperation under distribution, commercial agency or/and manufacturing agreement

A Greek company cultivates organic superfoods (such as blueberry, goji berry and aronia berry), collects herbs and oregano, and produces organic and deli food products, such as pasta, spreads, and vermouths. The company is looking for cooperation partners under distribution and commercial agency agreements. The company is also ready to collaborate and to manufacture products under private label agreement.

COVID-19: Italian manufacturer of an AI platform for facemask and social distancing monitoring is looking for partners based on distribution agreements

An Italian company has developed a solution to eliminate the risk of the presence of persons without facial masks or that are not respecting social distance. This solution is available as a software platform and as a “all-in-one” device that, based on a neural network for analyzing video in real time, is able to warn the failure in safety measures compliance.The company is looking for distribution services agreements.

An Italian company specialized in the production of convection ovens is searching for distributors and commercial agents.

The Italian company is specialized in the production of small and medium-sized convection ovens, in particular for pastry, hot points, small bakery and gastronomy. The company is searching for distributors and commercial agents for distribution services and commercial agency agreements.

Polish manufacturer of the mobile disinfection cabin seeks distributors

A Polish company specializes in manufacturing of steel transportation and storage containers, baskets, as well as various types of steel constructions with a wide range of application. In cooperation with a producer of tarpaulin fabric they developed a mobile disinfection cabin, designed for emergency services and different medical entities. The company already exports but is keen to grow its distribution network overseas and therefore seeks new partners under a distribution agreement.

Polish bedding materials offered to trade partners under commercial agency or distribution services agreement

A Polish SME from textile sector has over 26-years’ experience in manufacturing of mattress fabrics (jacquard, knitted) and woven technical materials. The portfolio includes a wide range of materials produced in own modern knitting and weaving mills. Production of non-standard knitted fabrics on individual order is possible. Cooperation based on the commercial agency or distribution services agreement is considered.

Polish manufacturer of medical and rehabilitation equipment for patient care seeks distributors, agents and offers manufacturing and subcontracting

A leading medical manufacturing company in Poland, offering a wide range of top-quality individualized medical, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, medical spa and wellness and patient care products, is looking for partners especially agents and distributors. They also wish to cooperate under manufacturing or subcontracting agreement.

Singapore manufacturer of Asian food paste seeking European partners via distribution service agreement

The Singapore company, which was established in 1973, has been offering a wide range of quality pastes, sauces, marinades and other cooking ingredients. It serves a broad spectrum of customers from hawkers to eateries, restaurants to consumers who simply enjoy cooking at home. The Singapore company is seeking European partners via a distribution service agreement.

System for improving accessibility in learning platforms by using push buttons for people with different motor capacities

A computer engineering research group from a Spanish university presents a system that improves the accessibility to learning platforms, through an automatic or manual scanning controlled by push buttons, very useful in the education sector, specifically for people with different motor capacities. They are looking for partners, with no preferred location, to establish technical cooperation agreements, license agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance.

A Turkish manufacturer in the food sector manufacturing flour mills, wheat & pulse plants and other processing machinery for all kinds of cereal and pulses is looking for trade intermediary services to distribute its specialized food processing machinery

A Turkish manufacturer in the food sector manufacturing flour mills, wheat & pulse plants and other processing machinery for all kinds of cereal and pulses is looking for trade intermediary services to distribute its specialized food processing machinery and plants and is also offering its manufacturing services for subcontracting.

Turkish company that produces elevator materials is looking for a commercial agency agreement

The Turkish company, which has been operating in the elevator industry since 1999, produces lift materials. The company produces elevator control cards, control panels, elevator button sets, elevator automatic doors and elevator cabins. They are looking for a commercial agency agreement.
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