Interpretation and Translation Services Tender

Interpretation and Translation Services Tender

Interpretation and Translation Services (Face to Face and BSL).

United Kingdom-Dundee: Interpretation services

2016/S 113-200930

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Tayside
Ninewells Hospital
Dundee
DD1 9SY
United Kingdom
Contact person: Carol Mackie
Telephone: +44 1382660111
E-mail: carol.mackie@nhs.net
Fax: +44 1382496253
NUTS code: UKM
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publictendersscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publictendersscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Interpretation and Translation Services (Face to Face and BSL).

Reference number: CON/001/16

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79540000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Interpretation and Translation Services (Face to Face and BSL).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 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)

79540000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various sites across Tayside.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of Interpretation and Translation Services.

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: 2 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/11/2016
End: 31/10/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for further year.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

List and brief description of conditions:

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Potential participant (or any of its sub contractors) to only use Interpreters who have appropriate registration — DPSI for community language and SASLI and NRCPD for BSL and must be able to evidence that these skills are maintained.

Potential participant (or any of its sub contractors) must provide evidence that it is meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty or the general principles set out in the Equality Act 2010.

Potential participant (or any of its sub contractors) must provide evidence that they have assessed how the services they provide impact on people with a protected characteristic(s). This should be in the form of and Equality Impact Assessment or similar assessment.

Potential participant (or any of its sub contractors) must provide evidence that employees/staff have regular training to keep them up to date with Equality and Diversity and current legal requirements.

Potential participant (or any of its sub contractors) must fully comply with the Data Protection Act.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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: yes
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: 22/07/2016
Local time: 17:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 29/12/2016

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/07/2016
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Contract for Interpretation and Translation Services (Face to Face and British Sign Language (BSL)) for an initial period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 1 year at various sites across Tayside.

Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

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(SC Ref: 449524).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

NHS Tayside
Ninewells Hospital
Dundee
DD1 9SY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1382660111
Fax: +44 1382496253Internet address:http://www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk
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:

10/06/2016

 

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