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
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
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
— video and telephone interpretation
— quality assurance.
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section VI: Complementary 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: