Offaly Local Development Company
Ireland Reaching Out
‘My People, My Place, My Heritage’
Genealogy, Placenames and Historical Mapping
Offaly Local Development Company (OLDC) is a state funded organisation that delivers a range of programmes and supports to people, communities and businesses in Co. Offaly. These programmes aim to make Offaly a better place to live by enhancing community life, combating disadvantage and social exclusion and supporting the development of enterprise in the county. Further information is available at www.offalyldc.ie
The Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO) project is based on a simple idea; instead of waiting for people of Irish descent to trace their roots, we go the other way. Working through voluntary effort at a town land, village and parish level here in Ireland, we identify who left, and trace them and their descendants worldwide, proactively engaging with them and inviting them to become part of an extended ‘virtual’ community with their place of origin. In this way, the Irish Diaspora of an estimated 70 million people can be systematically reunified online with their parishes and invited back as part of a special event for The Gathering in 2013 and in years to come.
The Ireland XO project offers an extraordinary opportunity for local Offaly parish communities to extend the numbers of people committed to their parish by inviting its own Diaspora world-wide to become involved in their place of origin.
Offaly Local Development Company (OLDC) is seeking applications from suitable and qualified individuals to deliver lecture and workshop-based training in the following areas:
The training initiative in its first phase seeks the following outcomes for the participating parish communities:
Contract Timescale and Payment Schedule:
It is anticipated that the contractor will commence work as per training structure outlined above. The contract is value will not exceed €6, 200 (to include all project costs, equipment, travel, printing and VAT).
The contract will be awarded on the basis of a fixed price contract, and as such, all costs must be quoted (and clearly indicated) as a fixed price in euro (€). No other amount over and above the negotiated contract amount will be paid to the appointed consultant(s).
A payment schedule will be agreed with the selected contractor and is likely to be made in a number of phases based on agreed outputs.
Tenders should include the following information
Applicants must display
Closing date for receipt of proposals is 28th February 2013 at 4pm.
The issue of this Call for Tender in no way commits Offaly Local Development Company to any course of action including the actual delivery of the programme proposed or the award of any contract. Offaly Local Development Company reserves the right to re-advertise if no suitable provider is identified.