In May 2017, we held the PPACT kick-off event. In day one, we went through each work package lead by different partners. On day two, we had the opening conference and a city tour on Smart cities. We delivered an overview of the current EU cross-border public procurement market trends. The masterclass presentation on the PPACT project indicated the tools and services that would be developed to support the SMEs.
Between the 4th and 5th of October 2017, the PPACT group met in Bangor, North Wales, to progress our EU funded programme. The group reviewed the following topics:
- Tendering Effectively
- Understanding the Tendering Procedure
- Identifying International Opportunities
- Finding International Partners
- Building International Consortia
- Running support programmes for international public procurement
From 14th to 16th of November 2017, the PPACT group will meet in Barcelona to progress work on our EU funded project. At the same time, we will attend the Smart City Expo World Congress.
In 25th October 2017, ConsultingIreland took part in the event “Doing business with the EU-institutions? A new world of opportunities”. We talked about how to successfully tender for public contracts of EU-institutions.
DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE
Conference held in 25th May 2016 in Iveagh House, DFAT. International Bidding Teams.
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT GROUP – TENDER TEAM
The event took place in 20th September 2017 in Griffith College, Dublin, and ConsultingIreland announced the establishment of new international bidding teams, targeting international business opportunities across a number of sectors, including: Agri/Food, Banking and Finance, Construction/Infrastructure, Education, Health, ICT, Renewable Energy, Security.
ENNISCORTHY – WEXFORD
Overview of International Business Opportunities and Future BREXIT Business for existing South-East Exporters, Enniscorthy Enterprise and Technology Centre – 15th February 2017
International Opportunities – EC Frameworks and Future BREXIT Business – 16th March 2017
WORLD BANK PSLO MEETING – Hungary 2017
The World Bank Group (WBG) Private Sector Liaison Officers (PSLO) Retreat was a training opportunity for PSLOs to further develop their knowledge and understanding of WBG products and services, which took place in Budapest in May 2017. ConsultingIreland participated in this event talking about “Building Consortia: Private sector perspective”.
SMART GRID IRELAND
In 12th September 2017, ConsultingIreland presented at the “Smart Grid Ireland Board Meeting” at Accenture’s office in Dublin, and presented “EU Smart Cities International Projects and PPACT”.
Conference held on the 17th October 2017 about market between Ireland and the Western Balkans, with the collaboration of Enterprise Europe Network, InvestNI, Regional Economic Growth and Dublin Chamber.
WORLD BANK PSLO MEETING – CROATIA 2016
Presentation on Best Practice Sharing
Working with the IFIs: Private Sector Perspective