Participating in International Bid Teams

As part of our initiative to assist organisations to win increased business and to compete successfully with our other European and Global partners, Consulting-Ireland has initiated the international Bid Team initiative.

Currently there are a number of Bid Teams actively pursuing projects in the following areas (click on their names to see more details):

  1. Agricultural primary production, included horticulture
  2. Forestry
  3. Land management (land reform, land use planning and farm restructuring)
  4. Rural infrastructure incl. irrigation and drainage
  5. Equipment definition (agriculture equipment, laboratories…)
  6. Crop protection and disease control
  7. Animal production and health
  8. Agricultural production and marketing groups (inclusive co-operatives)
  9. Food safety (safe for consumption)
  10. Food security
  1. Roads / engineering structures
  2. Railways
  3. Harbours / Inland water infrastructures
  4. Airports / Air Traffic
  5. Inter-modal infrastructures
  6. Transport safety
  7. Buildings (for education, healthcare, administrative and industrial use)
  8. Water supply / sanitation networks
  9. Solid waste disposal / treatment installations
  10. Engineering / construction conflicts/disputes resolution

A. Culture
1. Culture (development policies, intercultural dialogue, cultural heritage, audio-visual,
cultural industries and tourism)
B. Education (formal and non-formal)
2. Early childhood education (Pre-school education)
3. Primary education (all elementary and first cycle systematic instruction for children)
4. Secondary education (Second cycle systematic instruction at both junior and senior
5. Higher education (Degree and diploma programmes at universities, colleges and
polytechnics; scholarships)
6. Basic life skills for youth and adults (including literacy and numeracy training)
7. Education sector analysis, reform, management (Education sector policy, financing,
planning and programming; aid to education ministries, administration and
management systems; institutional capacity assessment and building; school
management and governance; curriculum and materials development)
C. Vocational Education and Training – VET (formal and non-formal)
8. Elementary vocational training, secondary level technical education, advanced
technical training
9. VET sub-sector analysis, reform, management (including analysis and measures to
strengthen the links between VET and the Labour market and to promote involvement
of the private sector)
D. Labour Market and Employment (formal and non-formal)
10. Structure and characteristics of the labour force (Labour force participation and trends;
Characteristics of job seekers and job search procedures; Industrial, occupational, age,
qualification and gender structure of employment and trends; Gender and regional
growth of employment and trends; Part-time employment, short-term contracts and
hours of work; Self employment and employment in family enterprises; Employment
in the public sector; Employment projections)
11. Labour market settings/management, employment services, related offices
(Employment offices; Market share of public employment offices; Private
employment offices; Other mechanisms of intermediation)
12. Wage policy and labour market (Collective/sector/agreements/conventions; Wages,
productivity, inflation and unemployment; Changes in labour remuneration,
productivity and unit labour costs in manufacturing and other sectors of the economy;
Public/private sector salaries; Flexibility of labour remuneration in relation to
productivity and unemployment; Efficiency of the process of wage determination)
13. Social dialogue (Main statutes and laws governing industrial relations; Structure and
organisation of labour unions; Labour-union participation; The employers’
organisations; Collective bargaining and collective agreements; Industrial action and
procedures for resolving industrial disputes)
14. Job creation (Incidence of job loss on various groups; Labour mobility and turnover)
E. Use of Information and Knowledge Economy
15. Use of Information and Knowledge Economy
F. Social Inclusion and Protection (formal and informal)
16. Social situation and impact analysis
17. Social policy institutions, their management
18. Pension policy, legislation, systems reform
19. Social inclusion, assistance policies / systems (Subsidies, cash transfers, special
programmes for vulnerable and marginal groups e.g. the elderly, the disabled, female
headed households, orphans, street children, …)
G. Poverty
20. Poverty analysis / monitoring (including Millennium Development Goals and Poverty
Reduction Strategies, stakeholder and final beneficiary analysis)

  1. Fossil fuels (Oil, gas, coal)
  2. Hydraulic
  3. Renewable
  4. Nuclear safety (Nuclear power plant operation, design safety, safeguards, nonproliferation, radio-active waste, offsite emergency preparedness, decommissioning)
  1. Sustainable management, protection of natural resources or Ecosystems (forests, fight against desertification, lakes etc.)
  2. Climate change
  3. Nature protection, and Bio-diversity
  4. Marine environment, management of coastal areas
  5. Urban environment
  6. Waste management (incl. public/private management structures aspects)
  7. Industrial pollution control
  8. Water management inclusive planning (e.g. integrated river basin management), supply, waste water treatment
  9. Air pollution
  10. Natura 2000 network
  11. Chemicals (standards, transportation, packaging)
  12. Environmental risks/disaster management

A. Macro economy

  1. Macroeconomic analysis / reforms (e.g. national accounts, fiscal, balance of payment, monetary)
  2. Debt issues
  3. Economic growth
  4. Poverty analysisB. Statistics
  5. National statistical systems (e.g. data collection, analysis, publishing, quality control),
  6. Performance measurement / monitoring (e.g. indicators identification, setting targets, quality control)C. Public financial management (PFM)
  7. Assessment, diagnosis reform of Public financial management, incl. PEFA framework
  8. Audit (Internal and external)
  9. Revenue (e.g. direct and indirect, personal and corporate, excises)
  10. Budgeting (e.g. policy, planning, preparation, execution, reporting and audit)
  11. Public procurement
  12. Public sector accounting systems (e.g. chart of accounts, single/double, cash/accruals)

A. Public health

  1. Health policy, health systems analysis, capacity analysis for strategic planning and implementation, planning, organisation, management of health care delivery systems (including HIV/AIDS impact analysis, operational research, quality management of governance processes, strategic decision making and change management, health information systems, sector-wide approaches / donor co-ordination systems, post crisis rehabilitation of health care systems, public/private co-operation, regulation of the private sector)
  2. Epidemiology (including HIV/AIDS, environmental health, health-related aspects of water and sanitation, epidemiological transition, demography), communicable, non communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB or other STD
  3. Social issues and health (poverty and health linkage, health in the context of poverty reduction, access and equity, urban health)

B. Health economics and health financing

  1. Health economics and financing

C. Health care

5. Health care delivery (including referral system, health technology assessment,
evidence based care, quality management and quality assurance, accreditation,
laboratory services, blood banks, infrastructure planning)
6. Reproductive health care (including emergency obstetric care)

D. Human Resources development

  1. Education / training of health professionals (curriculum development, vocational and academic training in health, costing and institutional aspects of training, continuing health and medical education)
  2. Human resources planning / management (including workforce management, motivation analysis, leadership and strategic capacities in the health sector)

E. Pharmaceutical sector

  1. National drug policy development, procurement, distribution, quality assurance, dispensation of drugs

F. Health promotion

  1. Essential concepts in health promotion (including risk factors, HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) prevention and control, sexual health, family planning (FP), nutrition, specific risk group approaches – e.g. children, adolescents, mothers, elderly persons, commercial sex workers, migrant workers, malaria and TB)
  2. Policy / institutional framework for health promotion (leadership and advocacy, multisector approach, social and cultural inclusion, health promotion agencies, self-help, interfaces self-help / professional services)
  3. Behavioural change (evidence based behavioural change approaches, information – education – communication (IEC), media).
  1. Humanitarian aid needs assessment (medical and health-related matters, nutrition, water and sanitation, shelter…)
  2. Mediation, conflict resolution, reconciliation
  3. Emergency support needs assessment (including psycho-social, physical and economic damage assessment, reconstruction/rehabilitation planning and assessment of local implementation capacity and structure; socio-political situation among the population – “peace dividend”)
  4. Monitoring/observing cease-fire/peace accords, agreements
  5. Information/media support in crisis/emergency situations
  6. Demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration (DDR of armed forces, including child soldiers : dealing with arms disseminated within civil populations)
  7. Clearance of mines or unexploded ordnance (including mine awareness, marking of minefields, impact survey, training and research)
  8. Repatriation / resettlement of refugees or internally displaced persons (IDPs), support to host communities (including information, administrative preparation, transport, reception and short- and long-term reintegration)
  9. Linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD including rehabilitation of social and economical infrastructures, like schools, health centers/hospitals, water/sanitation, markets, rural roads and public or private buildings, deemed necessary for the improvement of the minimal living – social – standards in post-crisis situation. Rehabilitation also includes economical measures permitting a long-term economical reintegration of crisis-affected populations.)
  10. Damage assessment / reconstruction planning
  11. Post-conflict transitional relief measures, including employment generation, transitional justice, security measures, Security Sector Reform
  12. Logistical support to operations (including planning of complex missions, transport, provision of security, telecommunications)
  13. Disaster preparedness (natural and man-made)
  14. Civil protection
  15. Exploratory missions for EU Election Observation Missions

A. Telecommunications
1. Telephony (urban / rural)
2. Radio-broadcasting, Television
3. Data Transmission
4. Multimedia Network
5. Navigation Systems, Systems of localisation / surveillance (terrestrial and maritime)

B. Earth Observation
6. Earth Observation

C. Information Technology, applications
7. Platforms: hardware, software, networks; applications: packages, Expert information systems (EIS)/Management information systems (MIS)/data warehouses, Decision Support Systems, etc.
8. Information System as a tool for poverty alleviation, rural telephony, community telecenters etc.
9. Information System as a tool for knowledge management
10. Information systems for Public financial management (e.g. Integrated financial management information systems)

A. Governance

A.1. Promotion and protection of human rights
In the context of the human rights approach to poverty reduction, inclusive focus on people’s participation and empowerment, linkage to national / international human rights norms / standards, equality, non-discrimination, monitoring / accountability.

1. Promotion, protection of fundamental human rights
2. Social, economic, cultural rights
3. Political / civil rights (women rights, freedom of movement, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, children, minorities, migrants…)

A.2. Support to democratisation

4. Democratisation processes (incl. civic education)
5. Social / political roots of conflicts (conflict prevention)
6. Elections (excluding exploratory mission for election observers and election observers’ missions)
7. Role / functioning of the Parliament
8. Citizenship (representative legitimacy, participation and political accountability)
9. Media freedom

A.3. Reinforcement of the rule of law and administration of justice
10. Reinforcement of the rule of law
11. Reform of judiciary (legal reform, justice and protection of human rights, capacity
building, training of magistrates and prosecution officers…)
12. Penal regime (sentencing and detention, pre-trial, juvenile detention…)
13. Awareness / prevention of corruption
14. Police reform
15. Security sector reform (including exercise of civilian control over the military)

A.4 Public administration reform, and civil service reform

16. Public administration reform, organisational development of public institutions
(including policy formulation, planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation…)
17. Civil service reform (including legal code, human resources management –
recruitment, training, salaries…)

A.5. Decentralisation and local development

18. Decentralisation (subsidiarity, legislation, accountability)
19. Support to local authorities (local and regional levels including municipalities)
20. Community based development (empowerment and participatory approaches, gender
issues, micro-projects)
21. Local development strategies (social, economic, multi-sector)

A.6. Enhancement of the role of civil society

22. Organisations (Non Governmental organisations, Community Based Organisations,
media, trade unions…), roles (service delivery and advocacy), recognition (legal
framework), participatory organisation analysis, needs diagnostics
23. Capacity building (development of strategies, management and human resource development) (including design and delivery of training/mentoring/tutoring and other forms of support in all aspects of organisation at strategic and functional level, advocacy, internal governance, decision-making processes, accountability and transparency, fund raising ), networking (networking at local, national, regional and international level, coalition building, intermediary organisations, dialogue with government institutions)

B. Home Affairs, the fight against organised crime (incl. drugs) and terrorism

24. Home Affairs, fight against organised crime (incl. drugs), terrorism

A. Trade

1. Trade policy development and reform
2. Support to trade negotiations
3. Regional economic integration – support to establishment of customs unions
4. Trade facilitation, customs reform
5. Technical Barriers to Trade – legal and administrative framework, conformity assessment (accreditation, certification and testing laboratories), metrology, standards and norms, support to producers
6. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards- legal and administrative framework,
conformity assessment (certification and testing laboratories), standards and
norms, support to producers
7. Intellectual property (industrial property, copyright and related rights)
8. Trade in Services (policy, legal, regulatory and institutional environment for
business services, communication services, financial services, tourism and travel related services, transport services and other services)
9. Competition policy
10. Trade and environment (assessment of environmental implications of production and trade, support formulation of mitigation measures, integration of trade related issues in the formulation and implementation of environmental policies, )
11. Trade defence instruments , dispute settlement , transparency and government procurement
12. Trade promotion
13. Market analysis and development

B. Private sector

14. Private sector development policy and reform
15. Privatisation and industrial policy, including Public-Private Partnership
16. Sector policies (textile, mining, pharmaceutical industry, agriculture, tourism etc.)
17. SMEs policy development
18. Regulatory reform for improving the business environment
19. Investment promotion (domestic and foreign)
20. Small and Medium enterprises (SME) support (inclusive advisory services for management, production, technology, research & development, marketing,
partnership, decent work, export promotion, financing, human resources
management incl. gender issue, training, environmental impact, production quality, etc.)
21. Commercial banking, inclusive financial services to Small, medium and micro enterprises (credit lines, equity, guarantees, micro-credit),
22. Financial sector regulation (incl. supervision of banking, insurance, pension funds, securities etc.)
23. Corporate governance issues
24. Supporting professional/commercial/advisory bodies (professional associations, decentralised advisory agencies, local consultancy strengthening, Chambers of commerce, European Information Correspondence Centres (EICC), Business Centres

The opportunity arises for participants on the International Tender Development Program to either join existing international Bid Teams; form new international Bid Teams for new cross-sectoral tendering or join international initiatives e.g. Education & Training, Sustainable Energy etc.

This will be discussed as part of the two-day training program and the mentoring service could also be utilised to support you in establishing or integrating with an international Bid Team.