French Interpretation Services for Norfolk County Council
This is a bi-lingual programme operating in both English and French without preference.
United Kingdom-Norwich: Interpretation services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau Lane
For the attention of: Andrew Fish
NR1 2DH Norwich
General address of the contracting authority: www.norfolk.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKK2,UKI,UKK4,FR30,UKJ3,FR23,FR25,UKK3,UKJ2,FR52,UKJ4,UKH3,FR22,FR101
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
In July 2013 Norfolk County Council (NCC) made a successful bid to act as Managing Authority for the Interreg VA France (Channel) — England (FCE) programme. This EU programme funds a number of cross-border economic development projects covering a broad geographical area extending from Cornwall to Norfolk in the UK and from Finistère to Pas de Calais in France. The programme must therefore take into account both the common features and the differences that exist between the various regions of the programme area, and needs to be able to effectively operate in both English and French.
The Programme expects to fund in the region of 150 projects, and will support many partners who are interested in expanding their networks across the Channel. The programme offers an opportunity to be involved supporting the development of the programme, and we hope that it would offer suppliers an exciting opportunity to develop their networks and knowledge of potential customers within the programme area.
This is a bi-lingual programme operating in both English and French without preference. The day to day management of the programme will be carried out by the Joint Technical Secretariat, who will be the main point of contact for managing this contract.
The staff of the JTS are fluent in both languages and will manage day to day communication on both sides of the channel. The purpose of this contract is to provide the interpretation for the governance meetings and public conferences, which are all held in both English and French, and which will require the use of professional interpreters. In particular, the governance arrangements will include extensive control and audit activities (overseen by the Audit Authority) following Internationally Accepted Auditing Standards.
The contract term is 24 months but may be extended by 12 month extensions, at the Council”s discretion, up until the end of the programme in 2023.
Documents will be available electronically via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender document.
As per tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender document.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 233-410700 of 3.12.2014
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
This procurement will be managed via the Council”s e-procurement system.
To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the procurement system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles
Once registered you will be able to see the procurement under the ‘tenders’ section and ‘express an interest’ to view the documentation.
If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: