Pharma Supplier of the Year Award Nomination

Tandem was shortlisted in the 2020 Pharma Industry Awards, Pharma Supplier of the Year category. Receiving a finalist nomination is a proud achievement for Tandem.

Our award submission centered on our company culture of results, collaboration, flexibility, developing our people and maintaining strong relationships with our clients. Our submission described our proven innovation in solving complex engineering issues, demonstratable repeat business from clients and evidence of our clients’ satisfaction levels through customer survey results.

Each member of the team contributes daily to Tandem’s success. Tandem wishes to extend thanks to them for their dedication to maintaining high levels of productivity and quality of services for its clients, especially during the pandemic. Tandem recognise that it is the work of our team that has occasioned this award nomination.

Tandem also wishes to thank its clients for their support during our ten years in business. One of the highlights for Tandem has been to help our clients deliver successful and fulfilling projects that ultimately improve peoples lives.

Tandem is delighted to have been a finalist among very strong contenders for this award. Congratulations to everyone involved in organising and producing this virtual awards event and many congratulations to all of this year’s Pharma Industry Awards winners!

Advance Graduate Programme

Tandem Project Management extends a very warm welcome to Ciara O’Connor who recently joined our 2020 Advance Graduate Programme.

Ciara joined Tandem as a CSA Intern for 5 months in 2019 and excelled in her work. Following her work placement, Ciara was shortlisted for the Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering from University College Cork in conjunction with Cork Chamber of Commerce. Tandem is delighted to welcome Ciara back and wish her every success.

Advance is a three year programme that aims to give graduates an insight into all aspects of the business in a structured and measured manner, to ensure graduates achieve as broad an experience as possible, on both a professional and personal level in these crucial first years of their career.

At the end of the programme, graduates will not only have gained significant experience in their chosen discipline, but have gained exposure to other disciplines, client sites and many aspects of the project life cycle which will equip them best with advancing their careers further in the direction of their choice, while further building on the knowledge they have gained to date.

Recent Project Wins

August 2020

  • Biologics – MSAT and Analytical Laboratory preliminary design
  • Pharmaceutical – Security and ERT building detailed design
  • Pharmaceutical – Compressed air generation building detailed design
  • Biologics – Compressed air generation and distribution concept design
  • Semiconductors – Project Management of Headquarters building fit out
  • Biologics – Project Management of fill finish upgrade
  • Medical device – Large manufacturing expansion detailed design
  • Medical device – Utilities master planning
  • Medical device – Canteen expansion detailed design
  • Pharmaceutical – Office fit out detailed design
  • Industrial – Manufacturing expansion construction management and PSCS
  • Industrial – Manufacturing fit out detailed design
  • Industrial – Cold chain logistics expansion- BCAR services
  • Pharmaceutical – HAZOP, ATEX and other process safety services

Tandem Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary!

10th July 2020 marked Tandem’s 10th Anniversary. Tandem is delighted to reach this milestone in such a strong position to enter into the next decade of its planned growth and expansion.

Thank you to all who have supported Tandem during our 10 years in business. Thank you to our personnel for their hard work and dedication in building Tandem’s reputation for collaboration and delivery.

Thank you to our clients, some of whom have been with Tandem since its inception in 2010. Tandem will continue to deliver a best in class service to its valued clients and look forward to developing existing and new relationships on future projects.

Since 2010, our team has delivered over 800 projects and we enjoy regular, repeat business with over 40 clients from multiple sectors. Looking to the future, Tandem is embracing opportunities to further enhance its services through digitisation and lean methodologies. Our long-term strategy will see the team steadily grow and our activities expand further into Europe.

Tandem’s Response to Covid-19

Tandem’s responsiveness to the COVID-19 pandemic was swift and determined, with the safety of staff, contractors, clients and their extended families to the forefront of Tandem’s concern.

Tandem moved to a remote working model in March 2020 and put in place all necessary requirements for a safe, comfortable home working environment. Tandem improved systems accessibility for all, to ensure that work carried out remotely was to the same high standard and timelines that our clients have come to expect.

Throughout the pandemic, Tandem has provided strong communication and direction regarding government updates, how they affected Tandem, what plans were in place and how work would be managed going forward. This clear and concise information was imperative to a successful transition to remote working.

Tandem staff have shown great dedication to their tasks, working remotely and collaboratively, with each other and our clients, to meet project milestones while delivering the same high-quality work.

Tandem communicated with all contractors and temps on a biweekly basis to ensure that their safety on client sites was adequate, to address any issues they might be facing and to check in on their personal well-being, and that of their families. Connectivity with our wider team at this time was vital to ensure that our people remain safe and have the resources they need to carry out their work effectively. 

Tandem has developed client driven solutions to constraints raised by COVID-19 restrictions. Tandem’s COVID-19 Essential Support Services were designed to assist clients during this time, these services included: Operations Return to Service, Construction Return to Service, Portfolio Management, Concept Design and AutoCAD / Revit support. All services offerings start with safety and government recommendations at their core and ensure that the most time efficient and cost-effective results can be achieved.

As we now plan for a return to our offices nationwide, we do so with safety as our primary concern. Social Distancing measures, a one-way traffic flow, hand sanitizing stations, meeting protocols, an Isolation room, illness, travel & return to work protocols etc. all form part of the new normal at Tandem.

Tandem’s Press Coverage

Tandem is delighted to share links to press coverage received, Tim Mulhall was interviewed by FORA and by The Examiner.  In both interviews Tim speaks of the importance of our team, their continuous development and their unique skill sets that enable our flexible and collaborative approach to the delivery of best results for our clients. Tim also speaks of our methodical and quantitative approach to risk management.  See the full interviews here:

Irish Examiner – Tandem Interview

Fora.ie – Tandem Interview

Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering

Tandem Project Management Ltd. wish to congratulate Ciara O’Connor on her nomination for the Joe Gantly Award.

The Joe Gantly prize in Engineering is awarded to the Best Student on the Work Placement module in the BE (Hons) Programmes at UCC.

Ciara undertook her work placement with Tandem in 2019 and was nominated for this prize based on her exemplary engineering work. Four students were nominated, and on this occasion, Ciara was awarded a runner up prize.
Tandem is extremely proud of the work Ciara undertook during her placement and we look forward to welcoming her back this year as part of the Tandem team.

Pictured above are: Prof Jorge Oliveira, Head of the School of Engineering, UCC, Maurice Cunningham, Ciara O Connor, Colm Burke and Thomas McHugh, Chamber of Commerce.

Spotlight on Services: Client Representative Team and Operational Readiness

Tandem’s ethos is one of collaboration, communication and providing our clients with the subject matter expertise they need to reach a successful project completion, which means that clients can be assured of a consistently high level of service throughout the full project life cycle.  

Tandem understands that our client’s project requirements vary, we work collaboratively with our clients to deliver bespoke solutions that meet their needs. At times clients may not have the capacity to coordinate external consultants, vendors, contractors and other stakeholders while they are focussing on managing existing operations.  Tandem will act as the Client Representative Team and manage the full project lifecycle on behalf of our clients, while ensuring that all key stakeholders are engaged and communicated with.

Tandem can deliver a highly experienced project team including engineering consultancy, project management, safety, cost and contract management, procurement, scheduling, document control, construction management, CQV and operational readiness services.

In addition to our Client Representative Team, Tandem offer stand-alone Operational Readiness Services. Tandem assists clients in the operational readiness of their facility for validation batches and subsequent commercial manufacturing. Tandem have developed a coordinated plan methodology, ensuring that client’s schedule to commercial production is expertly managed. Tandem provide expertise in coordination of stakeholders, using effective and open communication, providing governance and operational readiness risk management.