Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) intends to establish a panel of trainers and mentors who can design and deliver training content that will assist start-ups, early phase and diversifying craft and design enterprises to enhance the competitiveness, innovation and growth of micro craft and design enterprises nationally. The appointed training and mentoring providers will take responsibility for the delivery of the training and will make contact with participants prior to programme commencement. They will also be responsible for the production of reports at the programme conclusion and will be required to carry out course qualitative and quantitative evaluation, as determined by DCCI during the programme and to provide DCCI with details of same.

A tender to recruit expertise for the DCCI mentoring panel has been issued on eTenders.

This panel will be in place for a period of 3 years. 

Link to the notice:

Note: Suppliers wishing to apply will have to register on the e-tenders website.

The panel of experts is being recruited in the following lots:  

  • Lot 1: Product Design and Development
  • Lot 2: Sales and Trade Development
  • Lot 3: Brand Development
  • Lot 4: PR and Communications
  • Lot 5: Digital Marketing
  • Lot 6: Display and Merchandising
  • Lot 7: Ecommerce
  • Lot 8: Curation / Artist Development
  • Lot 9: Business/Strategy Development
  • Lot 10: Photographic


All queries should be submitted on or before 12.00 noon (local time) on Friday 31st January 2020 to enable clarifications to be issued to all interested Applicants prior to the deadline date for the receipt of applications.    
The closing date for initial work to be awarded under the Panels is 14th February 2020 at 12 noon (local time).

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