Interpretation and Translation Services – Market Engagement

Interpretation and Translation Services – Market Engagement

A Market Engagement Questionnaire has been developed for completion by providers to be returned 2 November 2020.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Interpretation services

2020/S 204-497602

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group
Postal address: The Department, 4th floor, 2 Renshaw Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UKD7 Merseyside
Postal code: L12SA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Rosaleen Maule
Internet address(es):
Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Procurement for Interpretation and Translation Services for Liverpool CCG and NHS Trusts


Reference number: Quote/Tender ID 41771

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79540000 Interpretation services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:


The service scope proposed is:

Lot 1: Translation of English into community languages;

Lot 2: Creation of easy read formats;

Lot 3: English into braille/audio formats;

Lot 4: Community languages interpretation;

Lot 5: BSL, lipspeaker, deafblind interpretation, speech to text and English into BSL video.

The intention is to offer contracts for separate specialties; these are proposed to be separate lots within the forthcoming tender. Providers can bid for one, some or all of the lots.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes


Procurement for Interpretation and Translation Services for Liverpool CCG and NHS Trusts


Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79530000 Translation services
79540000 Interpretation services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD7 Merseyside
Main site or place of performance:



II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group in collaboration with local Trusts and local authority is the host authority and is responsible for the service delivery of the interpretation and translation service which provides linguistic professionals to the public sector, 24/7 365 days a year. After consultation, multiple partners have indicated they wish to be involved in this procurement, please note this list isn’t final and further detail will be provided within the procurement documentation:

• Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust,

• Primary Care 24,

• Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital,

• Alder Hey,

• Liverpool Women’s Hospital,

• Sefton CCGs (who now have responsibility for GP services),

• Liverpool CCG (who have responsibility for GP services),

• Liverpool City Council,

• Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

• The Walton Centre,

• Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

The procurement process is anticipated to commence in December 2020, with the intention to have a contract awarded by March 2021 and for service to commence by June 2021.

As part of the tender documents and specification, this will also include and actively promote the latest standards on social value.


II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:


A Market Engagement Questionnaire has been developed for completion by providers to be returned via the EU supply portal.

Deadline for all PIN submissions is 12.00 noon on the 2 November 2020.

All submissions must be submitted via the EU-supply portal within the deadline specified.

Note: to register your interest in this notice please respond via messages on the EU supply portal.

All clarification questions and queries should be directed through the ‘messages’ on the EU-supply portal.

For support registering on EU Supply and downloading the documentation please contact the eTendering helpdesk on 08008402050 or

The CCG is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party participating in this exercise. The procurement of any services by the CCG in due course will be carried out strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.


VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: