Scottish Government Interpreting, Translation and Transcription Services Framework
The Framework will comprise of one Lot with a 1st and 2nd ranked Supplier being appointed.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Interpretation services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Contact person: Kath Cowan
Telephone: +44 1412420129
NUTS code: UKM
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Interpreting, Translation and Transcription Services Framework Agreement.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Scottish Ministers wish to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Interpreting, Translation and Transcription services. The Framework will comprise of one Lot with a 1st and 2nd ranked Supplier being appointed. Interpreting, Translation and Transcription services includes face to face interpreting, telephone spoken language interpreting and document translation and transcription services to fulfil the current and evolving needs of the Framework Public Bodies.
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:
1.4 The framework agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, all NHS Scotland, Student Loans Company Limited, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.
Information about Scottish Public Bodies is available at:
Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:
Detailed award criteria are stated in the procurement documents.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Work to renew the Framework will commence within the 4 year period.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
This section refers to section B of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) and covers questions 4B.4, 4B.5.1, and 4B.5.2 of the ESPD (Scotland):
Statement for 4B4:
Bidders must demonstrate a Current Ratio of greater than 1.
Current Ratio will be calculated as follows: net current assets divided by net current liabilities.
There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.
In the event that any tenderer does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the tenderer may still be eligible for consideration where their Tender Submission is supported by a Parent Company Guarantee.
Statement for 4B.5.1 and 4B.5.2:
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types of insurance indicated below:
Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
Public Liability Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP.
Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Within 4 years.
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
This section refers to Section D of Part II of the ESPD (Scotland)and covers question 2.D.1:
If the Bidder intends to subcontract any share of the contract to third parties, they will be required to list, in so far as known, the proposed subcontractors.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 18408. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
While the following community benefit objectives will not be scored as part of the tender process, tenderers are required to present a community benefit proposal with their tender detailing how, in the event that they should be successful in winning the contract, they will address the following Community Benefit themes:
— targeted recruitment & and training for ‘disadvantaged’ persons unemployed for over 6 months;
— generate employment and training opportunities for priority groups;
— up-skill the existing workforce;
— equality and diversity initiatives;
— make any proposed sub-contracting opportunities available to SMEs, the third sector and supported businesses;
— build capacity in community organisations.
If successful the winning bidder(s) will discuss the content of their Community Benefit proposal and agree a plan for the delivery of the agreed community benefits which will become a condition of the contract.
The Authority requires the Contractor to work proactively to support the Scottish Government’s sustainability objectives. Tenderers must confirm that, where appropriate, they will support the Scottish Ministers policies on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in delivering the service required.
5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Telephone: +44 1412420129Internet address:http://www.scotland.gov.uk
An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to a breach under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: