The Local Authority is particularly interested in receiving submissions from registered crafts people who offer a high quality, handcrafted product/products, produced and retailed onsite which will fit in with the overall Marlay Park Ethos in terms of the use of this Heritage Building. The Council is also requesting expressions of interest from a food supplier for occupancy of a ground floor unit. Again this producer/retailer will need to fit with the ethos of the project in terms of its sustainability within the Marlay Demense and offer something which is and not already available in the Park.
Terms of Engagement
Successful applicants will enter into a tenancy agreement with the Council initially for 9-12 months with the option of moving onto a lease term of 3 years. The leasee shall agree to all terms contained in the agreement issued by the council.
Facilitated Visit to the Courtyard for interested Applicants
The Parks Dept will facilitate visits to the units to showcase the spaces and answer any specific questions. To book a place for this, please email Joe Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria;
Product Quality: (30/100)
Standard of Manufacture and type of product
Commercial Suitability: (30/100)
Pricing, including export potential
Design and Innovation: (25/100)
Market-focused design, displaying
Innovation and quality
Quality of Marketing, point of sale and merchandising: (15/100)
Evidence of high quality marketing and promotional
Activity, strong POS, packaging or merchandising
In advance of making an application please contact Joe Burns. Any application will follow the format below and your applicaiton will be assessed under the criteria below.
1 4 copies of a concise outline of the proposed business (200 words maximum)
2 4 copies of CV if applicable
3 1 Copy of example of product ( no more than 20 images in total) This should be submitted either as print-outs, such as photographs, or digital files in J-peg format on CD Rom. Videos must be submitted on CD Rom. Youtube, Vimeo links etc. may also be included with C.V. (please include any necessary passwords to access. ) All submissions should be PC/Microsoft Office compatible.
4 A list of stockists of your product/products
The Parks Department will accept hard copy applications only. Email applications will not be accepted. Please note that applications will not be returned; valuable or irreplaceable materials should not be included with submissions. Adjudication will be conducted by the Parks Department and independent practitioners with crafts expertise. Candidates may be shortlisted based on their submission. The decision of the selection panel will be final. Please contact Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council if you require this document in Irish.
Freedom of Information
The provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1997-2003 apply to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Applicants should state if any of the information supplied by them is confidential or sensitive and should not be disclosed to a request for information under the aforementioned Act. Applicants should state why they consider the information to be confidential or commercially sensitive.
Retention of Data
Applicants should note that submissions will not be returned and should therefore ensure that no valuable or irreplaceable material is included in the application.
Please note that Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Parks Dept will retain submissions for one year from the closing date. All applications will be disposed of confidentially after this period.