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Public procurement – call for the supply of laboratory equipment (Open)

Organisation: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
 

Description: The contracting authority is a Slovak higher education institution. The main subject of this request is equipping the laboratory of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

 

Tender request: The subject of the public procurement is the supply of laboratory equipment. The bidder is bound by his offer until the 29th of August 2015. This public procurement contains 3 parts.

 

The following machines should be secured

see below
  • Laboratory of microwave and optical systems  
  • Accumulator system for the management of energy resources for mobile and stationary applications in electromobiles
  • Laboratory IMS Long Term Evolution

Estimated value: 375 000 EUR excluding VAT ( each part 125 00 EUR )
Published: Friday, 30 January 2015
Deadline: 

Time limit for receipt of tenders: 4 March 2015 - 10:00  

The estimated time for the end of the delivery: 3 Months (from the award of the contract)

Languages in which tenders must be drawn up: The offer and the request to participate have to be presented in Slovak or Czech language. 

Contact point:

British Slovak Business Centre
Mostová 6
811 02 Bratislava 
+421 (0)2 3266 1941


Public procurement – call for the supply of industrial machinery (Open)

Organisation: Ing. Jozef Kandráč
 

Description: The contracting authority is situated in Stará Ľubovňa and is engaged in manufacturing and selling clothing. The main subject of this request is the purchase of technological equipment.

 

Tender request: The subject of this public procurement is the supply of goods (technology) for the project ‘Innovating production: Investment into improving the technological equipment of the company' as well as the transport of these goods, their installation and training. The request has been submitted as a whole. The bidder is bound by his offer until the 30th of June 2015.

 

The following machines should be secured

see below
  • Hot air welding machine - 1 piece
  • Embroidery machine two header - 1 piece
  • 1-needle industrial sewing machine with triple feed - 2 pieces
  • 1-needle industrial sewing machine with bottom feed - 8 pieces
  • 1-needle industrial sewing machine with bottom feed - 5 pieces
  • Automat with a stand and sewing size of 100 * 100 mm - 1 piece
  • High-speed 4-needle sewing machine with a bottom and top cover - 1 piece
  • Suction and blowing ironing table - 2 pieces
  • Industrial steam iron - 4 pieces
  • High pressure steam generator - 2 pieces
  • Continuous fusing press 1 piece
  • 3-needle sewing machine with a bottom cover 1 piece
  • Button sewing machine - 1 piece
  • Sewing machine - 1 piece

Estimated value: 256 650 EUR excluding VAT
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015
Deadline: 

Time limit for receipt of tenders: 2 March 2015 - 14:00  

The estimated time for the end of the delivery: 45 Days (from the award of the contract)

Languages in which tenders must be drawn up: The offer and the request to participate have to be presented in Slovak or Czech language. 

Contact point:

British Slovak Business Centre
Mostová 6
811 02 Bratislava 
+421 (0)2 3266 1941


Public procurement – call for the supply of spray booths (Open)

Organisation: Cronson s.r.o.
 

Description: The contracting authority is engaged in manufacturing and supplying window systems, doors, facades, and winter gardens. The main subject of this request is the purchase of a device for surface treatment of profiles.

 

Tender request: The subject of the public procurement is the purchase of a device for surface treatment of profiles that is highly sophisticated and innovative in terms of productivity. It is intended for the application and subsequent drying of coating compositions. The request has been submitted as a whole. The contracting authority requires a guarantee of 5 000 EUR. The bidder is bound by his offer until the 30th of September 2015. 

 

The following machines should be secured

see below
  • Spray booths

  • Spraying equipment

  • Installation of machinery and equipment

Estimated value: 250 910 EUR excluding VAT
Published: Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Deadline: 

Time limit for receipt of tenders: 2 March 2015 - 12:00  

The estimated time for the end of the delivery: 5 Months (from the award of the contract)

Languages in which tenders must be drawn up: The offer and the request to participate have to be presented in Slovak or Czech language. 

Contact point:

British Slovak Business Centre
Mostová 6
811 02 Bratislava 
+421 (0)2 3266 1941


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DHL Express has more than 22 years' experience on the local express courier market in Romania, having nearly 500 employees, operating 3 cargo aircrafts, 200 vehicles and being present in 42 locations situated in the most important cities all over the country, that ensures 100% national coverage.

DHL Express Romania is awarded as a Business Superbrand during 2007 - 2013.   

The success of DHL has always been based on delivering excellent service for our customers. Never complacent, DHL has become a brand acknowledged for personal commitment, proactive solutions and local strength. At the heart of its success are its employees who focus on the customer's needs and provide individually customized solutions.


The DHL mission statement is defined by four main elements: 

 

  1. We want to simplify the lives of our customers
  2. We make our customers, employees and investors more successful
  3. We make a positive contribution to the world
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DHL pursues all of these goals with the interest in mind of its stakeholders: customers, employees, investors and the global market as a whole. It is the go-to source for logistics assistance because the combined sum of its care, speed, prices, and company are unbeatable.  

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DHL Express Romania serves 100% of the country`s territory, with the main distribution TDI hub in Bucharest and two other in Cluj and Arad, plus a road gateway in Oradea. We offer the broadest portfolio of services as follows:  

 

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DHL is focused on being The Logistics Company for the World, and it consistently proves itself worthy of this title. They offer awide range of logistics solutions, encompassing everything from international express deliveries to warehousing, and customs brokerage to freight forwarding – to mention just a few.

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility is an integral part of our corporate strategy. With "Living Responsibility" as our motto, we focus on environmental protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach) and support employee volunteerism (Global Volunteer Day, Living Responsibility Fund)


Find out more about our CR activities

Mission

The success of DHL has always been based on delivering excellent service for our customers. Never complacent, DHL has become a brand acknowledged for personal commitment, proactive solutions and local strength. At the heart of its success are its employees who focus on the customer's needs and provide individually customized solutions.

The DHL mission statement is defined by four main elements: 


  1. We want to simplify the lives of our customers
  2. We make our customers, employees and investors more successful
  3. We make a positive contribution to the world
  4. We always demonstrate respect when achieving our results


DHL pursues all of these goals with the interest in mind of its stakeholders: customers, employees, investors and the global market as a whole. It is the go-to source for logistics assistance because the combined sum of its care, speed, prices, and company are unbeatable.  

 

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Why Choose DHL?

DHL is focused on being The Logistics Company for the World, and it consistently proves itself worthy of this title. They offer awide range of logistics solutions, encompassing everything from international express deliveries to warehousing, and customs brokerage to freight forwarding – to mention just a few.

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility is an integral part of our corporate strategy. With "Living Responsibility" as our motto, we focus on environmental protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach) and support employee volunteerism (Global Volunteer Day, Living Responsibility Fund)


Find out more about our CR activities

Mission

The success of DHL has always been based on delivering excellent service for our customers. Never complacent, DHL has become a brand acknowledged for personal commitment, proactive solutions and local strength. At the heart of its success are its employees who focus on the customer's needs and provide individually customized solutions.

The DHL mission statement is defined by four main elements: 


  1. We want to simplify the lives of our customers
  2. We make our customers, employees and investors more successful
  3. We make a positive contribution to the world
  4. We always demonstrate respect when achieving our results


DHL pursues all of these goals with the interest in mind of its stakeholders: customers, employees, investors and the global market as a whole. It is the go-to source for logistics assistance because the combined sum of its care, speed, prices, and company are unbeatable.  

 

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A British Exhibition in Central & Eastern Europe: Fashion, Jewellery, Luxury Goods & Accessories

Great Art of LivingThe GREAT Art of Living is a two day event for UK exhibitors and a one day event for buyers, distributors and trade representatives from the CEE. The main programme, taking place on 11 March 2015, will feature a showcase of 25 companies from the lifestyle sector and their products  to visitors from Bratislava and surrounding region.


Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia will participate in a specially organised business panel focused on Central and Eastern Europe, as part of the Going Global Live Conference taking place on 27-28 November 2014 at Olympia, London. 

Why these countries and this region? What business support is there available for UK companies looking to expand in this part of the world? What can the international UK business network and business centres do to help UK companies? What are the sectors with increased potential for investment and exports? 

Find out all this and more by attending the Going Global Live conference and talking to our business advisors!

More information is available here http://www.goinggloballive.co.uk.  

 


UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) will hold the 6th edition of its Export Week, taking place across the UK on 10-14 November 2014. CEE countries will join Its flagship roadshow, Explore Export, touring the entire country at 11 venues across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

130 UK Trade & Investment Commercial Officers and British Chamber of Commerce representatives from 80 markets will tour the UK and offer valuable export advice to UK companies. These market specialists have local market knowledge and extensive political and commercial contacts, they provide valuable insights, direct routes to market and new business opportunities aimed specifically at UK companies.

At each ExploreExport 2014 event UK companies will have the opportunity to:

  • Hold one-to-one meetings with UKTI Commercial Officers and British Chamber of Commerce representatives
  • Participate in a series of engaging seminars offering practical advice on exporting
  • Engage with exhibitors that specialise in offering export support to SMEs

 

Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic will be on hand, through representatives of the British Business Centre network, to discuss business opportunities and high potential sectors for investment and exports. 

More information is available here http://www.exploreexport.ukti.gov.uk/. 


Sulzer Pumps (UK) Ltd delivers pumps for demanding applications. It is a leading provider in markets including: oil and gas, power and water. It serves clients worldwide through a production and service network of over 150 locations.

James Campbell, Category Manager with Sulzer Pumps Europe, explains why the company has chosen the Central and Eastern Europe region for their international expansion plans: 'There are three things that made me consider the Central Eastern European market. Firstly, the location. It's not far from Western Europe to come to Romania. The culture and the language are not so different when doing business. Romanian companies are very competitive, willing to work, flexible, eager to meet and work in partnership with you. The potential partners I have met in Romania are very experienced, and in fact very modest about their capabilities. 

Secondly, it's really nice to come and be able to speak in English with so many people. That's not usually the case when you go to other countries. Here, in Romania, so many people are able to speak English, which makes a big difference.

Thirdly, I would say it's the international outlook of the country. Many companies are already working with Western European customers and American customers. It's very reassuring to visit a company and realise they are familiar working with international customers, with exports and different standards.' 

The BRCC Business Centre team of account managers and researchers in Bucharest, Romania has assisted Sulzer Pumps Ltd. in identifying partners in the local market. Mr Campbell adds: 'What I appreciated most about the collaboration with the BRCC is that when I arrived in Romania, I felt prepared. I already had information about the companies, general information about the Romanian economy and introductions to all the companies and logistics were all planned. I didn't feel like I was arriving here by myself, I felt like I had a support team, which makes me a lot more confident in being successul in Romania.'

More information on Sulzer Pumps Ltd. is available here http://www.sulzer.com/. 


Over 300 exhibitors and 12,000+ attendees across the app ecosystem including developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals will be in London, on 12-13 November 2014, at AppsWorld (one of the largest such events in Europe) to present the latest on IT-related breakthroughs. 

ICT is one of the five sectors the BRCC (British Romanian Chamber of Commerce) has identified as having great potential for investment for UK companies. BRCC will be present at the conference will also be present with a delegation of Romanian ICT companies looking for potential partners. 

 

For further information regarding AppsWorld, visit https://www.apps-world.net/europe/. 


As Slovak Spectator reports, amount of money close to €4.6 billion has been allocated to Slovakia from the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union for the years 2014-2020. While the total support for agriculture and rural development in the EU for this period is lower than the previous one, Slovakia will receive more than it did in previous programming periods.

"For most European countries the support will decrease, but for Slovakia it will significantly increase by about €700 million," said Dušan Chrenek, head of the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia, as cited by the SITA newswire.

Within the allocations, Slovakia made use of the option to move funds from rural development and increased direct payments to farmers to about €3.05 billion, while €1.54 billion will go to rural development.

According to Chrenek, drawing EU funds for rural development in the 2007-2013 periods was significantly better compared with other operational programmes, and it is assumed that all of those funds will have been drawn.

"Since 2007, more than 1,500 agricultural companies were financed from this modernisation programme and hundreds of jobs were created," said Chrenek. "EU funds also helped more than 1,100 villages improve their rural infrastructure. The Fund for Rural Development also supported agriculture in disadvantaged regions, [as well as through] environmental projects or ecological agriculture and the renewal of forests."


As Baker Tilly informed you in July 2014, there are changes coming to the Act on Income tax that will take effect from 1 January 2015. This includes: deduction of tax deductible expenditures for personal consumption, depreciation reform, lessening of car expenditures, and support plans for research and development. Besides these changes, there are others that the Ministry of Finance of SR is introducing, that may significantly affect your business. Here we provide the review of the most significant ones.

Transfer pricing

The new amendment is implementing that the transfer pricing rules should apply to domestic taxable subjects connected to Slovak subjects as well, e.g. transfer pricing documentation should also include related Slovak entities. If the documentation is not submitted to the Tax Authority based on their request, this may result in taxpayers repeatedly being sanctioned up to EUR 3,000.

Tax deductible expenditures after settlement is performed

With the new changes coming, following expenses should be included in the tax base only after an actual settlement is preformed:

  • Costs for marketing and other studies, market research costs as well as costs for obtaining norms and certifications, while these expenditures will be included in the tax base evenly over 36 months
  • Compensation payments paid to a customer in line with the Act on Regulation in network industries
  • Compensation for mediation (up to 10% of mediated business)
  • And more…

Other significant changes

  • Membership fees arising from voluntary membership will be tax deductible up to a total 5% of the taxable base, but not over EUR 30,000
  • Reserves for unbilled supplies of hoods and services, reserves for the preparation and audit and reserves for the submission of corporate income tax returns, will be non-tax deductible.
  • And other…

Read more in the original Baker Tilly "Tax Alert" here.


New data has shown that foreigners spent PLN 7.7 bln in Poland during the first quarter of this year.

Statistics put out by CSO estimate that in total 84.7 percent of foreign expenditure came from people from within the European Union, while the rest of the sales came from citizens hailing from other nations.

The value of goods purchased by those crossing from external EU borders during Q1 amounted to approximately PLN 2.1 bln - and was 24.9 percent higher than the same period last year.

The largest amount of expenditure came from those crossing from German borders (53.1 percent), with the next being from Ukraine (16.9 percent), Belarus (11.3 percent), the Czech Republic (6.3 percent), Slovakia (5.5 percent), Russia (3.5 percent) and Lithuania (3.4 percent).

Fuel purchases made up more than one quarter of expenditure, while tobacco also saw a significant share (in particular from those visiting from Germany where it was as high as 20 percent), reports NPE.


On 21st of August, Jan Mládek - Minister of Industry and Trade as well as Lubomír Zaorálek - Minister for Foreign Affairs met with Businessmen and representatives of other professional organizations or chambers to discuss impact of sanctions as well as chances of selling affected goods on other markets.

Jan Mládek stated that Czech exporters that are focused on Russian market could seek markets for their goods among other former CIS countries.  Minister points finger especially on countries such as Belarus, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Along CIS region, other regions have been proposed as well, namely: Arab states, South East Asia and other. Also, Republic of Korea has shown interest in power plant equipment, while Canada is showing interest on mining industry products.

Mládek said at the start of the meeting: "Even though the direct impact of sanctions is not so important from the macroeconomic point of view, it could pose a problem for a number of companies focused on the Russian market for now and for the future. We must therefore try to avoid an escalation of the current situation and maintain trade with Russia at the highest possible level. Last year, the volume of exports of Czech producers to Russia amounted to 116 billion crowns. In any event, we shall not proceed more stringent than the EU itself or our Western European neighbours. This applies particularly to the dual-use goods, where the MIT´s Licence Department will follow up as fairly as possible and in accordance with the interests of foreign trade"

Since the beginning of the sanctions, Czech entrepreneurs can have a line available, where they can connect with experts and discuss all their questions regarding embargo.


Poland's industrial output grew by 2.3 percent year-on-year in July, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (GUS) on Wednesday. In month-on-month terms it grew by 2 percent.

Seasonally adjusted industrial output growth amounted to 2.2 percent y/y and by 1.1 percent m/m, GUS also said.

Production in the construction sector grew by 1.1 percent y/y and by 0.9 percent m/m.

BZ WBK chief economist Piotr Bielski told IAR that the past two months have been weaker, partially due to the tension in Ukraine. The figures show that Poland has not been able to compensate lower exports to the east with exports to the west, he said.


Carmaker Škoda Auto wants to hire approximately 800 employees for its plant in Mladá Boleslav in the next few months due to the production of the newest Fabia starting in the coming days.

The new employees will work in assembly, the welding plant and logistics. The spokesman of Škoda, Jozef Baláž said "We want to gain part of the employees from the ranks of the current agency workers," adding that most of the new staff will be new hires.

Škoda Auto has around 19,500 employees in Mladá Boleslav, and the average wage of blue-collar workers at the plant stands at around 34,000 Kč a month.

The carmaker wants to raise sales to 1.5 million cars annually or more by 2018. In the first half of this year, it sold 522,500 cars, 12.5 percent more than a year earlier. The company plans to sell more than 1 million cars for the first time this year.

Škoda Auto ranks among the biggest employers in Central Bohemia, as well as having other companies as its sub-contractors. Unemployment in the district of Mladá Boleslav stood at 4.4 percent in July.

The district, together with the Benešov district, has the second-lowest unemployment in the Central Bohemia region after the Prague–East district. The Central Bohemia region has a 6.4 percent unemployment rate.

The company  also signed an agreement on employment with the unions last year. The agreement guarantees jobs to people who are interested in raising their skills and educating themselves.


The British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary invites you to participate in a research study of Current Management Practices in the CEE region.

Research is being carried out by executive and management coach Zoltan Buzady at the CEU Business School in Hungary. The goal is to collect 1200+ responses from 6 CEE countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Romania.

What is the research about?

Zoltan Buzady is building on his existing expertise and in-depth knowledge, and promises that the additional new results of the current study will allow us ALL to draw significant and reliable conclusions about management practices and business culture in CEE. All respondents will receive free access to the final study as soon as it is published. Mr. Buzady guarantees that all answers will be kept strictly confidential. The survey as a takes 8-12 minutes to fill out, and it will be appreciated if you could respond within next week or two, but no later the the end of August.

To launch the online questionnaire, please open this weblink:

http://goo.gl/BLKca4


A new private train made in Romania started connecting Craiova to Bucharest and to Constanta in Romania in the beginning of August.

The Hyperion train takes passengers from Craiova to Constanta in six hours. The ride costs from 9€ to 16€ one way.

The train was created with EU and private funding by Romanian company Softronic, based in Craiova. It is equipped with AC and free wireless internet, as well as power outlets for the passengers' electronic devices. The four-wagon train can seat up to 188 people.

The main competitor is state-run railways company CFR Calatori, which runs several trains a day from Bucharest to Constanta, a 225-kilometer train ride. The shortest ride, two hours, is on a CFR train that does not stop on the way. Most of the other trains stop in three or four railway stations on the route, and it takes them three hours to reach the destination. 


A new tourism game called The Salomon Code can be played by anyone who downloads the free application of the same name to a smartphone.

The app is available in Czech, English and Polish versions, and is designed to promote tourism in Ostrava, in the Moravia-Silesia Region. "Whoever sets out to decipher the code of Baron Rothschild will experience the magical atmosphere of the game and discover Ostrava as they have never known it before," the makers said in a press release.

Václav Palička, the initiator of the whole project and head of the Economic Development Department of the Municipal Authority, explained the reason for the project: "We wondered how to support the most interesting places in Ostrava through tourism and let the world know that they're worth visiting. We could have used the usual promotional leaflets or introduced special buses, but we instead decided to create a tool to support the tourism industry that no city in the Czech Republic had ever had before."

The Salomon Code gaming application is the first of its kind in the Czech Republic. Since May 1 it has been leading its users around the most interesting places in Ostrava, such as industrial monuments in the Lower Area of Vítkovice, Silesian Ostrava Castle, the local zoo and the Ema slag heap. It revives the past of significant locations through simple tasks and exciting animated comics.