Marketing and Business Support Contract Access 6 Mentorship Services – French Market

Marketing and Business Support Contract Access 6 Mentorship Services – French Market

The aim of this project is to provide a wide range of small and medium sized food and drink businesses with the skill-sets, professional marketing assistance and logistical support to successfully supply to major international markets.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Irish Exporters Association

28 Merrion Square,

Dublin

Dublin 2

IE

Lorna Duffy

+44 35316424179

lornaduffy@irishexporters.ie

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Irish Exporters Association

28 Merrion Square,

Dublin

Dublin 2

IE

Lorna Duffy

+44 35316424179

lornaduffy@irishexporters.ie
www.irishexporters.ie

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Irish Exporters Association

28 Merrion Square,

Dublin

Dublin 2

IE

Lorna Duffy

+44 35316424179

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Access 6 Mentorship Services- French Market

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Access 6 is a new EU funded programme supported by

three partner organizations:

-Irish Exporters Association

-Scotland Food & Drink

-Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association

The aim of this project is to provide a wide range of small

and medium sized food and drink businesses with the skill-

sets, professional marketing assistance and logistical

support to successfully supply to major international

markets. Within the partners areas we will recruit SMEs

from the INTERREG IVA region which encompasses the

border regions of the Republic of Ireland, the West coast of

Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The primary aim of this project is to enable a wide range of

small and medium sized food and drink businesses to

achieve listings in France with a Channel Partner.

The key activities of the project will be:

Creation of a series of six marketing clusters of SMEs

focused on different UK and international markets. At the

centre of each cluster will be a major distributor / wholesaler

or retail multiple (known as Channel Partners) to enable the

producers in the Region to reach consumers in these high

value, volume markets. The nominated geographical

clusters are:

– North America

– London/SE England

– France

– Benelux

– Germany

– Scandinavia

We anticipate that we will recruit 15 SME’s for each of the

above six clusters, evenly distributed between the three

partners.

Irish Exporters Association are responsible for the

recruitment of a Mentor for the French market with particular

focus on the Paris region. It is expected that mentors should

have experience within Retail, Online Sectors AND/OR

Foodservice and be capable of mentoring for diverse range

of Food & Drink SMEs.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=274292.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=274292.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

152000 Management
151000 Business
159999 other Consultancy

180 Outside Scotland

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

€100,000

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

07082013

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
06-09-2013  Time  17:00

c) Estimated award date 04-10-2013

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=274292

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:274292)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Access6_French_MenorBrief_Scotland

5.3

Publication date of this notice

08-08-2013