Interpretation and Translation Services to Worcestershire Councils

Interpretation and Translation Services to Worcestershire Councils

Worcestershire County Council has a requirement to provide a quality and efficient interpreting and translation service to enable effective communication with Worcestershire service users.

United Kingdom-Worcester: Translation services

2017/S 011-016058

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Worcestershire County Council
County Hall, Spetchley Road
Worcester
WR5 2NP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 0905843620
E-mail: jhobbins@worcestershire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG12

Internet address(es):Main address: http://worcestershire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://worcestershire.gov.uk/tendering

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://www.in-tendhost.co.uk/worcestershire/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.in-tendhost.co.uk/worcestershire/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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 to Worcestershire Councils.

Reference number: SYSTEM 00000132

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79530000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Worcestershire County Council (‘The Council’) has a requirement to provide a quality and efficient interpreting and translation service to enable effective communication with Worcestershire service users.

The Council and four (4) of the six (6) District Councils in Worcestershire (Bromsgrove District Council, Redditch Borough Council, Worcester City Council and Wyre Forest District Council) intend to identify preferred first and alternative Providers for the provision of interpreting and translation services to the Councils.

Lot 1

One (1) preferred and one (1) alternative Provider will be selected for the provision of all of the following services:

— Face to face interpreting;

— Telephone interpreting;

— Written translation.

Lot 2

— A single Provider will be selected for the provision of British Sign Language interpreting.

Tenderers will be able to bid for 1 or both Lots.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 340 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Face to Face Interpreting, Telephone Interpreting and Written Translation

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79540000
79530000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG12

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of Interpretation and Translation Services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Commercial / Weighting: 50
Cost criterion – Name: Pricing Schedule / Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Possibility to extend for x months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

British Sign Language Interpreting

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79540000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG12

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Interpretation Service.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Commercial / Weighting: 50
Cost criterion – Name: Pricing Schedule / Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for 12 months.

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:

See specification.

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: 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: 15/02/2017
Local time: 12:00
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: 16/02/2017

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/02/2017
Local time: 00:00
Place:

Worcestershire.

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Court of England and Wales
Strand, City of Westminster
London
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:

12/01/2017

 

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