LEO Mayo request for quotations for training programmes and workshops

Local Enterprise Office Mayo would like to invite proposals and fee quotation for the delivery of the following training programmes/ workshops as per our list given below


  •     Start Your Own Business
  •     Essential Tax, VAT & Debt Management for small business
  •     Effective marketing for small business
  •     Plan & develop a website
  •     Lean Programme
  •     Kick Start your food business


  •  Social Media for Small Business – general information on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn for business (beginners/ intermediate/ advanced)
  • Facebook for Small Business – detailed workshop on using Facebook to grow a small business (beginners/ intermediate/ advanced)
  • Snapchat and Instagram
  • Google Tools
  • Introduction to analytics and online advertising
  • Shooting & editing marketing videos on a budget
  • Internet Security for businesses
  • Content building & search optimisation
  • Better Selling !
  • Start your own business – self-employment workshop
  • Book Keeping Using Excel ( 2 day workshop)
  • Taxation for business
  • Managing People and Motivating Staff – Workshop for Owners & Managers
  • Introduction to Data protection & privacy training
  • Marketing your business on a shoestring
  • Exporting for Small Business
  • Marketing on a shoestring
  • Customer Care
  • Trading Online Voucher Seminars
  • Succession planning for Small Business
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace

The proposal must be accompanied by:

  • Details of the proposed programme– including details of the course/workshop and the various subjects to be covered. Trainers must indicate where they are bringing other trainers to run the programmes and include their details in the proposal submitted.
  • Evidence of your current professional indemnity and public liability insurance policies.
  • A copy of your current Tax Clearance Certificate.

Mayo Local Enterprise Office will require Consultants to submit a report at the conclusion of each programme detailing:

  •     Completed attendance sheets
  •     Topics covered with supporting documentation.
  •     Any further training/mentoring supports which might be made available to individual participants.
  •     All reports and documentation must include all 3 Local Enterprise Office related logo’s

An evaluation system is in place whereby Local Enterprise Office Mayo can measure the satisfaction rating of the workshop among participants.  Trainers must be prepared to co-operate with this process.

All submissions will be evaluated and ranked in accordance with the following criteria;

Approach and Proposed Methodology

The Service Provider must provide a (not less than 300 words)  Methodology which must be satisfactory to Mayo County Council

60 marks

Experience/ qualifications of key personnel

Candidates should set out their relevant qualifications or FETAC equivalent scoring body
25 marks


Maximum marks will be awarded to the lowest price and other submissions will receive marks in inverse proportion
15 marks

Detailed proposals must be received in this case not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday 25th of November 2017  Proposals received after that date or incomplete proposals will not be considered.

Hard copies should be posted to Local Enterprise Office Mayo, Top Floor, Cedar House, Moneen, Castlebar, County Mayo or by email to paulaprendergast@leo.mayococo.ie


Local Enterprise Office Mayo undertakes to use its best endeavours to hold confidential any information provided by respondents, subject to its obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information Acts, 1997 and 2003.

Respondents who wish that any of the information supplied in their tender should not be disclosed should identify this sensitive information clearly and specify the reason for its sensitivity.  Local Enterprise Office Mayo will consult such respondents before making a decision on disclosure of the information concerned on foot of any relevant Freedom of Information request, which may be received.

Mayo County Enterprise Board also requires that all information made available to the preferred tender in the course of this project be treated in strict confidence unless indicated otherwise in particular instances.  

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact 094 904 7555