Review of accreditation for Welsh English translation profession

Review of accreditation for Welsh English translation profession

Tenders are invited to undertake a review of the accreditation and regulation structures of the Welsh/English translation profession in order to determine the appropriate accreditation and regulation structures to ensure the quality of the work of professional translators.

Review of the means of accreditation and regulation of the Welsh/English translation profession

Procurer reference: CYG01
Value of tender: £Undisclosed
CONTRACT NOTICE – NON OJEU
Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?
No
Contract Type
Services
SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY
Name of the organisation
Welsh Language Commissioner
Contact Name
Enid Lewis
Address
MARKET CHAMBERS, 5-7 ST MARY ST
Town
CARDIFF
Postcode
CF10 1AT
Phone
0845 6033 221
EMail
[email protected]
Web Address
http://WWW.WELSHLANGUAGECOMMISSIONER.ORG
SECTION II: DETAILS OF THE CONTRACT
Service category
8
Is it a framework agreement?
No
Title of the contract
Review of the means of accreditation and regulation of the Welsh/English translation profession
Description of the contract
Tenders are invited to undertake a review of the accreditation and regulation structures of the Welsh/English translation profession in order to determine the appropriate accreditation and regulation structures to ensure the quality of the work of professional translators so that they support the activities of organizations that are subject to the Welsh Language Measure (Wales) 2012. Further information can be found in the attached brief.

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
66000000 – Financial and insurance services.
73000000 – Research and development services and related consultancy services.
79000000 – Business services – law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security.
92000000 – Recreational, cultural and sporting services.

Contract Length
Starting date:
17.09.2012
and/or Ending date
30.11.2012
SECTION III: AWARD CRITERIA
Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:Criteria as detailed in the contract documents


SECTION IV: Administrative Information

Instructions to suppliers

1.The review will consider the current accreditation and regulation structures of the translation and interpretation profession in Wales, and will specifically scrutinize the work of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru (The Association of Welsh Translators and Interpreters) and the funds allocated to it.

2.In light of the publication of the Welsh Language Measure (Wales) 2012 and the establishment of the Welsh Language Commissioner and the prospective Welsh Language Standards, the review must consider whether the current accreditation and regulation structures meet the needs made of the profession. Also, the most appropriate structures in the context of the powers of the Welsh Language Commissioner should be considered. The review must also consider the regulatory structures of other professions and the work of other commissioners.

3.The review will recommend which structures are appropriate for the regulation and accreditation of the translation and interpretation profession. The review will therefore aid the Welsh Language Commissioner to determine the best approach to supporting and developing the translation and interpretation industry. It may also help other stakeholders to determine their activities in this field.

4. Tenderes must consider the criteria set out in the specification when submitting their tenders.

Reference Number
CYG01
Deadline Date
22.08.2012
Deadline date refers to
Receipt of tenders
Does this contract relate to a Project / Programme funded by EU funds?
No
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract
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