Supply of Telephone Interpreting Services
The Supply of Interpreting, telephone interpreting and potentially translation services and BSL.
United Kingdom-Welwyn Garden City: Interpretation services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Hertfordshire NHS Procurement
Hertfordshire NHS Procurement Gate House, Fretherne Rd
For the attention of: Mr. David Beaven
AL8 6NS Welwyn Garden City
Telephone: +44 1707356176
Fax: +44 1707356179
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: A range of locations currently across Hertfordshire, Essex and Norfolk. The range of areas may increase in accordance to Trust requirements.
NUTS code UKH
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
A 24×7 service with diverse requirements may be required. The Trusts will be looking for telephone interpreting services and other innovative ways of providing the service. The Trusts included in this tender are:
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79540000, 79530000, 85000000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
It is envisaged that separate contracts may be in place for each Trust.
1)You will need to ensure you register your company details via the suppliers portal on the Due North system www.supplying2nhs.com/. Candidates with an existing account should ensure all details are up to date. Candidates will be required to register their expression of interest via the Due North portal
under contract ref: JFF-2HOEO.
Candidates will be required to complete a PQQ which will be sent out automatically once potential bidders have registered interest in this
opportunity via Due North. Should you not register your company details on Due North by the closing date, your interest will not be considered further.
2) Specific declarations – suppliers must declare that they have not been convicted of the following.
(a) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(b) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(c) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(d) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Any resultant contract may be for the benefit of this or other member organisations or NHS bodies within the geographical areas including Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. The selected suppliers will be expected to supply all products/services as are required by the contracting authority from time to time. Future additions to their products/services will also be included. The contract is for the benefit of other participating NHS bodies and any other non-NHS bodies which the participants deem necessary for the delivery of services or goods to NHS bodies, local authorities, other government departments or non-departmental public bodies charged with the delivery of healthcare or health related services.
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: 36 months with the potential to extend 12 plus 12 months.
Further details will be in the PQQ and Tender Documents.
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
Description of particular conditions: These will be set out in the contract documents.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract will be covered by the new Transparency Regulations.
All dates and time periods specified in this notice are provisional best estimates, and the contracting authorities reserve the right to change these.
Applicants are able to access the PQQ Documents via the Due North portal website by downloading, completing then re-attaching it.
Expressions of Interest/PQQ/Tenders, must be submitted via the Due North Portal by the time and dates specified. Any areas of non compliance will risk the submission not being acknowledged or evaluated.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: