Interpreting and Translation Services – Request for Information

Interpreting and Translation Services – Request for Information

To provide interpreting, translation and transcription services to the Scottish Central Government sector.

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Directive 2014/24/EU – Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Government

5 Atlantic Quay

Glasgow

UK

E-mail: kathleen.cowan@gov.scot

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

 

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Interpreting, Translation and Transcription Services

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79540000

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Provision of Interpreting, Translation and Transcription services to the Scottish Central Government sector

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79530000

79540000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

Main site or place of performance:

All of Scotland, including the Highlands and Islands and remote areas

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Scottish Procurement & Property Directorate (SPPD) is the organisation tasked with procuring frameworks and contracts on behalf of Scottish

public sector bodies. The current Interpreting, Translation & Transcription Framework is due to expire on 11 November 2021. Work has

commenced in developing the procurement strategy options including canvassing of stakeholders’ views. In order to complete and finalise

the strategy, SPPD recognises the value of suppliers having the opportunity to contribute to this process on a non-competitive,

non-judgemental basis.

This request for information is aimed at collating those views from market participants. This information may be utilised in developing the

procurement strategy to help deliver contractual arrangements for Interpreting, Translation & Transcription Service requirements.

SPPD is using Questback to collate responses.

Suppliers and other interested parties should read the ‘Statement of Requirements’ document attached in the ‘Additional Documents’ section of this notice. We then request that you complete the Request for Information Online Questionnaire using the link below:

https://response.questback.com/scottishgovernment/k8rvw702zs

The questionnaire will be available for all interested parties until 10 February 2021.

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

01/06/2021

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

Suppliers and other interested parties should read the ‘Statement of Requirements’ document attached in the ‘Additional Documents’ section of this notice. We then request that you complete the Request for Information Online Questionnaire using the link below:

https://response.questback.com/scottishgovernment/k8rvw702zs

The questionnaire will be available for all interested parties until 10 February 2021.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=641309.

(SC Ref:641309)

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

20/01/2021

 

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