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Invitation to join panel of Mentors and Consultants and/or deliver Export Development Programme

Local Enterprise Office Tipperary Stimulus Fund Programme

 

Invitation to join panel of Mentors and Consultants and/or deliver Export Development Programme

Closing date: 31st March 2021 

Details of tender and requirements are  as outlined below.

Please contact Ita Horan – ita.horan@tipperarycoco.ie for any queries

 

Introduction/Overview

 

Local Enterprise Office Tipperary invites you to join a panel of Consultants to deliver Management Development Programmes under the title Stimulus Fund Programme.  Under the July stimulus, a €10m. fund was ring fenced for Local Enterprise Office clients.  This fund is to enable these businesses to move into a recovery phase. 

 

The funding is conditional upon eligible businesses agreeing to complete a project focused on driving key themes such as, Competitiveness both Operationally and Green, Capability across Leadership, Innovation, Strategic Finance and New Market Development which will support the mitigation of the effects of the Covid and Brexit crises. 

 

The intention is that the funding and associated projects will provide businesses with a platform from which they can sustain and grow thereby contributing to the recovery of the Irish economy.

 

The Local Enterprise Office Tipperary is now setting up a panel of Consultants/ Trainers under the specific area of New Market Development as outlined below. 

 

First Steps - Export Opportunities Workshop - Development of practical informative workshops to cover the following areas:-

The Purpose of the  workshop/consultancy:

  • Upskill domestic focused business interested in understanding if exporting is for them
  • Consideration of the challenges and opportunities for commencing an export journey
  • Domestic business and product capability
  • Export opportunity – customer – competition – culture
  • Export opportunity – products - sales – logistics – entry modes
  • Export opportunity – potential sales and costs- pricing --funding

 

Deliver clients with the tools to develop a strategy leading to client achieving their global ambition:

  • Market Research and Information gathering
  • Product and competitor understanding
  • Customer and Market Understanding – Macro and Micro environmental scan
  • Infrastructure understanding
  • Capability and capacity understanding
  • Identification of suitable trade shows/ trade missions etc.

 

Outputs from Workshops will be the development of export plan template that the client can use as a strategic tool for implementation of a potential export opportunity.

 

 

New Market Development Consultancy: -

 

Individual stand- alone consultancy or follow on one to one consultancy from Workshop

Each assignment will consist of 3 days in-house consultancy.  For each assignment Consultants are obliged to submit timesheets and a final report (template to be provided including Objective, Deliverables and Impacts), including case study, to the Local Enterprise Office.

 

Please note the maximum daily rate is €900 (inclusive of expenses)  plus VAT

Projects are to be delivered between April 2021 & October 2021.  Please note assignments will be based on a best fit principle.

Please provide the below information and Please email all documents to christina.stapleton@tipperarycoco.ie before 31st March 2021

Requirements

 

  1. Please attach your Curriculum Vitae
  2. Your Proposed Daily Rate
  3. Example 1 (Demonstrate your Experience of working with a micro enterprise for  Export Panel (Example should be no more than 1 x A4 page)
  4. Example 2 (Demonstrate your Experience of working with a micro enterprise for  Export Panel (Example should be no more than 1 x A4 page)
  5. Provide tax Clearance Access number
  1. Professional Indemnity Insurance
  2. Health and Safety Statement