Interpreting and Translation Services in Northern Ireland

Provide Interpreting and Translation Services in Northern Ireland

Interpreting and Translation Services for the Education Authority Effective From 25.1.2016 to 31.3.2017.

United Kingdom-Ballymena: Translation services

2015/S 223-406427

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Education Authority NI
County Hall, 182 Galgorm Road
Contact point(s): procurement-ner@eani.org.uk
BT42 1HN Ballymena
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic access to information: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Further information can be obtained from: This is an electronic competition — to access further information see VI.3)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: This is an electronic competition — to access further information see VI.3)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: This is an electronic competition — to access further information see VI.3)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

70069 — Interpreting and Translation Services — Education Authority NE Region.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKN,UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

70069 — Interpreting and Translation Services for the Education Authority Effective From 25.1.2016 to 31.3.2017 With the Option to Extend for 2 Further 12 Month Periods.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79530000, 79540000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 195 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option for a further 2 periods of 12 months extension.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 14 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documents for details.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documents for details.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender documents for details.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documents for details.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender documents for details.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

70069

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 15.12.2015 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.12.2015 – 16:00
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

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15.12.2015

Place:

Education Authority — North Eastern Region

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers interested in this competition must register and submit their application through eTendersNI at the following link

https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

If you require any further assistance please contact the eTendersNI Helpdesk on +44 8002404545 or email ni-eprochelpdesk@
eurodyn.com.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Education Authority North Eastern Region
County Hall, 182 Galgorm Road
BT42 1HN Ballymena

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Education Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which
will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision
before any contracts are entered into.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Education Authority North Eastern Region
County Hall, 182 Galgorm Road
BT42 1HN Ballymena

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.11.2015

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