Cumbria County Council Tender for Interpretation and Translation Services

Cumbria County Council Tender for Interpretation and Translation Services

The translation and interpretation service may be required by all departments of the Council.

United Kingdom-Carlisle: Health and social work services

2018/S 214-490459

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cumbria County Council
Cumbria House, 107 — 117 Botchergate
Carlisle
CA1 1RD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Lisa Measures
Telephone: +44 1228226298
E-mail: lisa.measures@cumbria.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: www.the-chest.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.the-chest.org.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Interpretation and Translation Services

Reference number: DN374813

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Cumbria County Council is committed to making sure members of the public can access our services.

As part of its public sector equality duty under the Equality Act 2010 the Council has to remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics, therefore in order to support customers whose first language is not English interpretation and translation services should be available.

The translation and interpretation service may be required by all departments of the Council yet a number of Council services have historically placed a higher demand on the need for a translation and interpretation service.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 740 396.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Cumbria County Council is committed to making sure members of the public can access our services.

As part of its public sector equality duty under the Equality Act 2010 the Council has to remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics, therefore in order to support customers whose first language is not English interpretation and translation services should be available.

The translation and interpretation service may be required by all departments of the Council yet a number of Council services have historically placed a higher demand on the need for a translation and interpretation service (hereafter “Service”) including:

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 740 396.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 38
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial 38 month duration with one optional extension period of up to 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Initial 38 month duration with one optional extension period of up to 12 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 10/12/2018
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/12/2018
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Bids can be received from 8.11.2018 via the dedicated electronic portal www.the-chest.org.uk

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

More information can be found in the Invitation to Tender documents on www.the-chest.org.uk

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Cumbria County Council s fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector. Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the Authority’s supplier audits on all aspects of diversity.

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Her Majesty’s Court Service
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

05/11/2018

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