Language Services for the Government and Public Sector – Market Engagement

Language Services for the Government and Public Sector – Market Engagement

Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the proposed structure of the Framework from the market including industry experts, specialists, suppliers and potential customers.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Interpretation services

2020/S 058-140374

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

I.2)Information about 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:

Language Services

Reference number: RM6141

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79540000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of Language Services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education and Devolved Administrations.

The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 110 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32232000
32353000
48521000
48740000
64211000
72212740
75230000
79510000
79530000
79821100
79822300
79822500

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Language Services.

II.2.14)Additional information

The strategy and underpinning lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement process. Our initial position, subject to market engagement, is that the new framework will deliver the following services:

— face to face interpretation

— translation

— transcription

— video and telephone interpretation

— quality assurance.

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

19/03/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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:

Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the proposed structure of the framework from the market including industry experts, specialists, suppliers and potential customers.

To participate in market engagement please complete the following survey which can be found here on CCS Language Service webpage: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6141

Please note responses must be submitted by the 20 April 2020.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The value in II.1.5) is an indicative value over 3 years.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

Please note the cyber essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19/03/2020