Tender for Language Interpretation and Translation Services

Tender for Language Interpretation and Translation Services

To establish a contract for the provision of Language interpretation and translation and communication support services.

United Kingdom-Ashton Under Lyne: Interpretation services

2018/S 044-097216

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Fountain Street
For the attention of: Kevin Fletcher
OL6 9RW Ashton Under Lyne
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1619226257
E-mail: kevin.fletcher@tgh.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.tamesidehospital.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

Electronic access to information: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Health

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Tameside and Glossop CCG
Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street
SK16 4LA Dukinfield
United Kingdom

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
PO Box 304
OL6 0GA Ashton-under-Lyne
United Kingdom

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Provision of Language Interpretation, Translation and Communication Support Services

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

Services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Tameside and Glossop

NUTS code UKD

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)

Tameside and Glossop integrated care NHS Foundation trust, Tameside and Glossop CCG and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (the “Authority”) wishes to establish a contract for the provision of Language interpretation and translation and communication support services (the “services”) to support their commitment to equality and the delivery of safe, person centred care.
The Authorities require the provision of a complete translation, Interpretation and Communication support services to cover the following:
— Face to face interpretation services (Verbal and non-verbal) both 1:1 and group.
— Telephone interpretation services.
— Video interpretation services (Verbal and non-verbal).
— Translation, transcription and additional services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79540000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The contract period is 3 years plus 2 possible extensions of 1 year

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details will be set out in the Invitation to participate in the competitive Dialogue (ITPD) and/or the contractual documentation and will be developed throughout the competitive dialogue procedure.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Expressions of interest in response to this contract notice may be submitted by a single bidder or a consortium.
Consortium bids must take the form of prime and subcontractor arrangements with the prime contractor being responsible for all aspects of contract performance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: In accordance with the Articles from 57 to 63 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulations 57 to 63 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and as set out in the standard selection questionnaire available.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 57 to 63 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulations 57 to 63 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and as set out in the standard selection available.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 57 to 63 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulations 57 to 63 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and as set out in the standard selection questionnaire available.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the standard selection questionnaire
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

competitive dialogue

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per tender documents issued. Please note in accordance with Regulation 30 (12) and (13), the Authority is indicating the dialogue may take place in successive stages in order to reduce the number of solutions to be discussed during the dialogue stage. This will be achieved by applying the award criteria laid down in the contract notice and detailed as part of the tender documentation issued

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:

ICO-18-03
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 6.4.2018 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

6.4.2018 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

20.4.2018

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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 5 years

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Fountain street
OL6 9RW Ashton-under-Lyne
United Kingdom

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Fountain Street
OL6 9RW Ashton-under-Lyne
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulations 86 (Notices of decisions to award a contract), Regulation 87 (Standstill Period) and Regulation 91 (Enforcement of duties through the Court) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Contracting 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 unsuccessful tenderers to the challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Fountain street
OL6 9RW Ashton-under-Lyne

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.3.2018

 

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