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Issue 366 - 12th Dec 2016

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Denise Cowan, Owner of Digital Den

Denise Cowan is a Digital Marketing Consultant and owner of Digital Den.  She assists individuals and companies to market themselves effectively online through a range of services which include digital audits and strategy and campaign development, with an emphasis on Content Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Copywriting.  

Her work enables clients to increase brand awareness online as well as website traffic, consumer engagement, and ultimately lead generation and sales.

Denise provides digital marketing support to businesses on one-off projects and on a monthly retainer basis, as required.  She also mentors SMEs on various local authority business support programmes, and delivers digital marketing training workshops on behalf of a number of training companies in Northern Ireland.

When she isn’t working she leads an active life. She is a keen runner, likes to sweat it out at body attack and circuit training sessions and is a volunteer youth leader.  Denise would say that in her life, there's no time called spare time!


MLN provides Northern Ireland’s captains with access to the insights and experiences of thought leaders and high achievers so that they might further excel in their own circumstances…..

It is with that in mind that we are thrilled to announce Michael O’Neill as the first confirmed speaker at the Management & Leadership SuMMit (the new name for the conference) which is the pinnacle of Management Month and will take place at Titanic Belfast on the morning of Friday 24th February 2017.

Michael O’Neill guided the Northern Ireland football team to its first major tournament in 30 years. Having masterminded qualification for the Euro 2016 finals in France, Michael and his team went on to inspire and enthral the nation by qualifying for the last 16 of the tournament.

This was an incredible transformation for a team that, just three years before, was ranked 89th in the world and was in the midst of a 12 match winless run.

Michael will reflect on this journey and will share some of the management and leadership lessons that he has learned along the way.

Tickets for the SuMMit (which will book out quickly) can be purchased here.
 

 
Romanian company specialized in construction sector is offering its services as a subcontractor for construction companies from Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium
COMMERCIAL PROFILE / ROMANIA / BORO20140627001
Romanian construction company specialized in building interior works offer its services to construction companies from from Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium.

Romanian manufacturer of model aircraft propellers seeks distributorsCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ROMANIA / BORO20150702003
A small company from South-East Romania which produces propellers for model aircraft, made of the highest quality beech wood, is looking for distributors in a number of regions which sell to hobby / model aircraft shops and the flight enthusiast market.

A Romanian confectionery manufacturer is looking for international importersCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ROMANIA / BORO20151026001
The Romanian company is looking for trade intermediaries in order to sell its wide range of confectionery products through importers such as distributor, wholesaler and retailers abroad.

Romanian ICT Company looks for partners for cooperation agreementsCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ROMANIA / BORO20151026002
A Romanian company, with more than ten years of experience in providing ICT solutions looks for partners in Europe to develop new cooperation activities, new projects and products.

Europe-based staff recruitment agents sought for the UK care sectorCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / UNITED KINGDOM / BRUK20150709001
A UK SME with significant care sector recruitment experience and well-earned reputation is looking for new international partners/agents, to provide the assistance for meeting growing demands of the UK care sector clients. The company offers tailored staffing solutions for employers and career-building and recruitment services for the staff employed in the care sector. Recruitment partners/agents are sought to identify suitable candidates from the EU for working in the UK care services.

Austrian consulting company offers license agreements in field of talent, stress and resource management.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / AUSTRIA / BOAT20151109002
An Austrian international consulting company offers licenses with spezialisation in talent, stress and resource management. The licensed method focuses on ensuring the physical and mental performance ability of managers and key employees. The Austrian company is looking for partners who would like to become a licensee of this method.

French company selling wine from different estates and vineyards producing mainly organic wines is looking for commercial agents and distributors in EuropeCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / FRANCE / BOFR20151026003
The French company, acting as a specialized sales agent for French vineyards and selling wines to professionals, restaurants, wine shops, wholesalers and retailers in France is looking for business partners in Europe interested in its catalog of French wines. The products are mainly organic wines and sparkling. The company is interested in discussing commercial agency agreement or distribution services agreement with potential partners.

German traditional leather wholesale company is searching for high quality leathers in order to complement its existing product ranges by joint ventures or other services agreements.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / GERMANY / BRDE20151117001
The company is one of the leading German suppliers of first-class leathers. The product range includes high quality raw hides for the automobile, furniture and garment sector. Through joint ventures or other services agreements with companies from Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway or the UK they want to broaden their product portfolio. In order to be able to react even faster, the company is looking for partners that can deliver high quality leathers on demand.

German consultancy agency is offering its services to all companies interested in exploring new European marketsCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / GERMANY / BODE20140527002
The German agency offers her help while finding partners, goods and services in European markets

Armenian producer of organic origin fertilizers is looking for trade intermediary servicesCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ARMENIA / BOAM20151029001
This Armenian company produces organic fertilizers. The company is looking for distributors and agents. The company is interested in EU, Russian and Georgian markets.

German temporary employment agency is looking for a successor and offers the company for sale.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / GERMANY / BODE20151126002
German service company based in Saxony specialized in the field of staff recruitment and business consulting is looking for a successor who has fundamental knowledge of the market and an existing customer potential. The company is offering an acquisition agreement (sale).

German manufacturer of high end products of thermoplastics and elastomeres is looking for customers in industry and building sector and distributors worldwideCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / GERMANY / BODE20151210001
German manufacturer is specialized in development and production of state of the art products made of rubber and thermoplastics. Company has a very specific knowhow in developing and producing seals for all kinds of water and wastewater systems. Company processes the following materials like NBR (acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber), SBR (styrene-butadiene rubber), EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber). The company offers its products to sales representatives and distributors worldwide

Turkish manufacturer of pharmaceutical products is looking for partners in Europe within a distribution services agreementCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / TURKEY / BOTR20151204002
A Turkish pharmaceutical company with nearly 20 years of experience develops, produces and distributes pharmaceuticals in its own facilities in Turkey. All the products are produced in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Process) area. The company would like to sell its products in Europe with the help of distributors within a distribution services agreement.

A highly specialized Romanian manufacturer of dies, tools, moulds and custom parts offers manufacturing and subcontracting servicesCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ROMANIA / BORO20160411002
A highly specialized Romanian manufacturer of dies, tools, moulds and custom parts manufacturer for metalworking, aerospace, paper & packaging, plastics, automotive sectors, is looking for manufacturing, design and subcontracting agreements. The SME manufactures dies, punch tools, cold forging tools, plastic injection moulds, die cast moulds, forging moulds, devices, checking fixtures, gauges, custom parts and prototypes, characterized by dimensions ranging from a few mm to 700 mm.

Manufacturer of unique handmade micromosaic jewelry seeks distributorsCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ITALY / BOIT20160531001
An Italian manufacturer of gold jewelry, made with the ancient techniques of micromosaic and small Roman mosaics, seeks distribution agreements to increase sales in international markets and expand its brand, already known primarily in the East.

Producers of firewood, pellets, briquettes and charcoals are requested by a Cypriot importer for manufacturing as well as distribution services agreement.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / CYPRUS / BRCY20160802001
A Cypriot company, specialized in the import of firewood, is looking for producers of firewood, pellets, briquettes and charcoals mainly from Balkan countries in order to distribute their products in its country. Also, producers offering private labeling are requested.

UK e-commerce company is looking for suppliers of non-electric toys,gift and household products that can be boxed and shipped worldwide under commercial agency agreement.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / UNITED KINGDOM / BRUK20161012003
A UK e-commerce company that currently sells over 150,000 products to over 100 countries is looking for suppliers of non-electric toys, gifts & household products under commercial agency agreement to expand their current product portfolio. The company will list the items for sale and buy from the supplier after they have been bought online by a consumer. Suppliers would be required to provide product data and stock feeds; suppliers that can provide drop shipping options are preferred.

Gas treatment implants and equipment offered; an Italian company is interested in distribution services agreements and commercial agency agreementsCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ITALY / BOIT20161017002
The company is located in Italy, and is specialized in the design and in the production of gas treatment plants for industrial and civil applications, The catalogue includes gas treatment implants and various equipment. The company has a lot of experience in the international trade and can offer quick responses to the customer enquiries and request. The company is searching for retailers for distribution services agreements and agents for commercial agency agreement, from any countries.

A UK based company is looking for a manufacturer to produce their plastic key tags under a manufacturing agreementCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / UNITED KINGDOM / BRUK20161026002
A UK based company has been supplying key management products to the UK motor industry since 2005. Their products are widely used within dealerships and can be used along with other industry products such as security key cabinets and promotional products. The UK company is looking for a business partner to produce the plastic key tags under a manufacturing agreement.

Sound damping company seeks distributors and commercial agents for its vibration damping components for hi-fi marketCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / UNITED KINGDOM / BOUK20161028001
A UK sound damping engineering company based in the North of England seeks distributors and commercial agents for its sound and vibration damping components that have been designed specifically for the hi-fi market but have multiple applications in other markets.

Spanish gourmet extra virgin olive oil producer seeks distributors for their products in European countriesCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / SPAIN / BOES20161031001
Spanish company specialized in the production of gourmet extra virgin olive oil is looking for distributors for their products in European countries. The extra virgin olive produced is of single-varietal and native regional varieties of the Mediterranean coast and comes in different sizes and packages. The aim for the distributors is to on-sell to specialized gourmet retail shops and HORECA (Hotel, Restaurant, and Catering) channel with the aim to reach a gourmet final customer.

TENDERS
 
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.

Please see https://etendersni.gov.uk for the current list of Northern Ireland opportunities.

111984 - Junior Manager online tests - PAS require online tests for junior manager recruitment
Publication date:  08-12-2016
Response deadline:  04-01-2017 16:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: 
Buyer: Public Appointments Service

111983 - WIT HR 2016/11 - Organisational Transformation and Cultural Change Programme
Publication date:  08-12-2016
Response deadline:  04-01-2017 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Waterways Ireland recognises that there is a need for organisational change which goes beyond adapting the way we do business. We need to look at the way the organisation interacts with, and reacts to, change, and to 'transform' from reactive to proactive management and business strategies. The 'Delivering Cultural Change' phase of this project involves facilitating a review of the organisational culture, morale and values to develop and deliver an action plan for the development of a positive working environment and culture. Addressing roles, engagement and ownership for senior managers in strategic workforce planning.
Buyer: Waterways Ireland

111860 - - Training Programme 2017
Publication date:  08-12-2016
Response deadline:  23-12-2016 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The Irish Franchising Skillnet now invites tenders for the delivery of its programmes for 2017.
Buyer: Irish Franchising Skillnet

111928 - GISDMSS - Framework Agreement for the provision of Geographic Information System Development, Managed Services and Support Services
Publication date:  08-12-2016
Response deadline:  18-01-2017 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Provision of GIS Development Managed Services and Support Services. Framework will be divided into 5 Lots each comprising a core set of ICT roles/skillsets Lot 1 GIS Application Development, Managed Services and Support Lot 2 GIS Specialists Lot 3 FME Professional Lot 4 INSPIRE Support Lot 5 Data Capture Projects
Buyer: Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

111961 - SECAD Employment Services - SECAD Employment Services Contract
Publication date:  08-12-2016
Response deadline:  20-12-2016 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: South and East Cork Area Development Partnership CLG (SECAD) invites proposals from individuals to deliver employment and self-employment supports in the South Cork area. This will include one to one supports for individuals as well as group supports. SECAD provides a range of supports across the South and East Cork area under the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme. This includes one to one supports to disadvantaged groups and individuals in order to support them into training, education, employment or self-employment. As part of this contract, employment and self-employment supports will be delivered in a range of different settings at geographic locations across the area. This tender will cover the period from January 2017 to December 2020. A minimum of 170 delivery days will be expected for the period from January to December 2017.
Buyer: South and East Cork Area Development Partnership Ltd.
111893 - 2016PR005 - RFT for appointment to a multi-party framework for the provision of Coaching Services for the National Treasury Management Agency
Publication date:  07-12-2016
Response deadline:  20-01-2017 16:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: The National Treasury Management Agency is seeking proposals for appointment to a multi-party framework for the provision of Coaching Services to the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). Please see the RFT attached to this notice for further information. Please note that the RFT and associated documentation for each Panel/Lot is available for download from the ‘Panel 1: C-Suite Coaching Panel’ folder.
Buyer: National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)

111923 - WEBTA/SM2017 - US Travel Agent Webinar Programme
Publication date:  07-12-2016
Response deadline:  09-01-2017 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The New York office of Tourism Ireland wishes to enter into a contract with a Supplier to produce and administer a national US Travel Agent Webinar Program. The Contract Period will be for 1 year with the option to extend annually for up to 2 further years, subject to budget for years 2 and 3. It is anticipated that the contract will commence on 02 February 2017. This tender opportunity is also being advertised to local service suppliers in the US.
Buyer: Tourism Ireland Limited

111880 - ITT16-055 - Record Management and Data Storage Services
Publication date:  06-12-2016
Response deadline:  06-01-2017 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Record Management and Data Storage services for magnetic tape data storage and hard copy paper files for the Marine Institute headquarters in Rinville, Oranmore is required. The service contract will run for a five year period, with the option to extend for a further 2 years by mutual agreement is on offer. It is anticipated the contract will run 2017 - 2022. It is a requirement that the facility holds ISO 27001 Information Management Security Systems certification and is capable of providing safe, modern, storage solutions. Records held are of utmost importance to the Marine Institute and may contain research materials and historical data which cannot be compromised. Full details available in the attached Invitation to Tender document.
Buyer: Marine Institute

111851 - 2016/27 - Single Party Framework Agreement for the organisation and delivery of an online applications evaluation tool for the New Frontiers entrepreneur development programme
Publication date:  06-12-2016
Response deadline:  11-01-2017 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Enterprise Ireland proposes to engage in a competitive process for the establishment of a Single Party Framework Agreement to provide the following consultancy services: The organisation and delivery of an online applications evaluation tool for the New Frontiers entrepreneur development programme. The framework will commence for a period of 1 year with the option to extend on an annual basis for a further 3 years subject to satisfactory performance, business needs and budgetary constraints.
Buyer: Enterprise Ireland
111786 - Printing, Packing & Posting RFT - The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) invites tenders for the provision of the service of printing, packing and posting of agricultural correspondence
Publication date:  05-12-2016
Response deadline:  05-01-2017 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: 
Buyer: Irish Cattle Breeding Federation

111847 - LEO/001/16 - Consulting services to undertake feasibility study and a pilot programme entilted The Take Off Programme for SMEs.
Publication date:  05-12-2016
Response deadline:  19-12-2016 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The TAKE OFF Programme is a pioneering new LEO initiative to aid a carefully selected cohort of client companies deliver scalability by the introduction of complimentary dynamic Advisory Panels to accelerate & support enhanced management practices and sustainable growth strategies List of collaborative partners associated with the feasibility Study: LEO – Wexford LEO – Waterford LEO – Wicklow LEO – Tipperary LEO – Carlow LEO – Kilkenny LEO – Kildare LEO - Laois The objective of the pioneering ‘Take Off’ programme is to provide a new support mechanism, advisory panels, used internationally, but never before implemented in micro enterprises in Ireland, up to 8 carefully selected micro-enterprises with growth ambitions, drawn from the lead agency and collaborative partners operational areas, the opportunity to benefit from concentrated support from the dedicated advisory panel of 3 experts per enterprise The lead agency (LEO Wexford) together with the collaborative partners will engage an external consultant to undertake this feasibility study. The feasibility study will involve 4 phases and will be delivered within a 12 month timeframe. The lead agency together with the collaborative partners will be involved fully throughout the process, both with detailed input and to manage and evaluate its progress and delivery by means of a evaluate & review process following completion of each project phase. A comprehensive report will be produced by the external consultant, submitted to the lead agency together with the collaborative partners.
Buyer: Wexford County Council

Belfast City Council Tenders are available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/tenders


 

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