Northern Ireland Public Sector Translation and Transcription Services Tender

Northern Ireland Public Sector Translation and Transcription Services Tender

Face to Face Interpretation Services. Lot No: 1. Telephone Interpretation Services. Lot No: 2.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Translation services

2017/S 089-174543

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department of Finance
303 Airport Road West
Belfast
BT3 9ED
United Kingdom
Contact person: collaboration.CPDfinance-ni.gov.uk
E-mail: collaboration.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/topics/procurement

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DoF — Coll — Provision of Interpretation, Translation, Transcription and Alternative Format Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79530000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Central Procurement Directorate invites appropriate Contractors to tender for the provision of Interpretation, Translation, Transcription and Alternative Format Services to assist the Northern Ireland Public Sector to effectively communicate. The provision of these services is essential to ensuring that the Northern Ireland Public Sector can deliver a professional high quality, safe and progressive service. All bodies listed in https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks may avail of this Framework Agreement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 9 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 5
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Face to Face Interpretation Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79540000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Central Procurement Directorate invites appropriate Contractors to tender for the provision of Interpretation, Translation, Transcription and Alternative Format Services to assist the Northern Ireland Public Sector to effectively communicate. The provision of these services is essential to ensuring that the Northern Ireland Public Sector can deliver a professional high quality, safe and progressive service. All bodies listed in https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks may avail of this Framework Agreement.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

1 12-month period.

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

Estimated Value:. The figure indicated in II.1.5) represents the upper limit of an estimated framework value for all lots which ranges from 6 000 000 to 9 000 000 GBP. This range reflects the potential scale of the framework and takes into account (such) changes to the scope/and or scale which may result from future operational requirements.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Telephone Interpretation Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79540000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Central Procurement Directorate invites appropriate Contractors to tender for the provision of Interpretation, Translation, Transcription and Alternative Format Services to assist the Northern Ireland Public Sector to effectively communicate. The provision of these services is essential to ensuring that the Northern Ireland Public Sector can deliver a professional high quality, safe and progressive service. All bodies listed in https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks may avail of this Framework Agreement.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

1 12-month period.

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

Estimated Value: The figure indicated in II.1.5) represents the upper limit of an estimated framework value for all lots which ranges from 6 000 000 to 9 000 000 GBP. This range reflects the potential scale of the framework and takes into account. such. changes to the scope/and or scale which may result from future operational requirements.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Sign Language Interpretation Services

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79540000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Central Procurement Directorate invites appropriate Contractors to tender for the provision of Interpretation, Translation, Transcription and Alternative Format Services to assist the Northern Ireland Public Sector to effectively communicate. The provision of these services is essential to ensuring that the Northern Ireland Public Sector can deliver a professional high-quality, safe and progressive service. All bodies listed in https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks may avail of this Framework Agreement.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

1 12-month period.

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

Estimated Value: The figure indicated in II.1.5) represents the upper limit of an estimated framework value for all lots which ranges from 6 000 000 to 9 000 000 GBP. This range reflects the potential scale of the framework and takes into account (such) changes to the scope/and or scale which may result from future operational requirements.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Written Translation and Transcription Services

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79540000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Central Procurement Directorate invites appropriate Contractors to tender for the provision of Interpretation, Translation, Transcription and Alternative Format Services to assist the Northern Ireland Public Sector to effectively communicate. The provision of these services is essential to ensuring that the Northern Ireland Public Sector can deliver a professional high quality, safe and progressive service. All bodies listed in https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks may avail of this Framework Agreement.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

1 12-month period.

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

Estimated Value:. The figure indicated in II.1.5) represents the upper limit of an estimated framework value for all lots which ranges from 6 000 000 to 9 000 000 GBP. This range reflects the potential scale of the framework and takes into account (such) changes to the scope/and or scale which may result from future operational requirements.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Alternative Format Services

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79540000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Central Procurement Directorate invites appropriate Contractors to tender for the provision of Interpretation, Translation, Transcription and Alternative Format Services to assist the Northern Ireland Public Sector to effectively communicate. The provision of these services is essential to ensuring that the Northern Ireland Public Sector can deliver a professional high quality, safe and progressive service. All bodies listed in https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks may avail of this Framework Agreement.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Estimated Value: The figure indicated in II.1.5) represents the upper limit of an estimated framework value for all lots which ranges from 6 000 000 to 9 000 000 GBP. This range reflects the potential scale of the framework and takes into account (such) changes to the scope/and or scale which may result from future operational requirements.

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

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 7
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: N/A.
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 202-365037

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

Date: 08/06/2017
Local time: 15:00
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: 06/09/2017

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/06/2017
Local time: 15:30

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:

Contract Monitoring. The successful Contractor’s performance on this Framework will be managed as per specification and regularly monitored see Procurement Guidance Note 01/12 — Contract Management — Procedures and Principles. The pricing strategy applied and. the setting of cost/profit margins are a commercial decision for economic operators when submitting a bid for this competition.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures
Not Applicable
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:

05/05/2017

 

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