Language Analysis Services for UK Border Agency

Language Analysis Services for UK Border Agency

Language analysis (LA) testing is currently used to assist in identifying an asylum applicant’s true place of origin where it is in doubt. LA consists of a telephone interview with a linguistic expert who has first hand knowledge of the country and culture the person claims to be from, and mother tongue comprehension of the stated language.

UK-Croydon: analysis services

2012/S 140-233954

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Border Agency
7th Floor Lunar House 40 Wellesley Road
Contact point(s): As above
For the attention of: Lesley Godwin
CR9 2BY Croydon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2081960594
E-mail: DCOPProcurement@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2081964442

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision for the Service of Language Analysis.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
UK.
NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Language analysis (LA) testing is currently used to assist in identifying an asylum applicant’s true place of origin where it is in doubt. LA consists of a telephone interview with a linguistic expert who has first hand knowledge of the country and culture the person claims to be from, and mother tongue comprehension of the stated language. The linguistic experts providing this service will be highly qualified in the field with the accompanying credentials, and will be able to demonstrate their expertise and relevant previous experience.
A clear, detailed and reasoned linguistic analysis will include the study of all relevant elements of a person’s speech which, when analysed in the light of objective country information, will provide a determination of the person’s nationality and country of origin.
Following an initial indication, normally within 15 minutes of the interview, a written report, fully compliant with the Courts Practice Directions, will be provided to the UKBA within 72 hours of the interview. A hard copy of the report and three CDs of the interview will follow, posted by recorded delivery.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000,00 and 800 000,00 GBP
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71620000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.7.2012