Sensory impairment interpreting service
Contract for the provision of a Sensory Impairment Interpreting Service to include sign language, lip speaking, note taking, and deaf-blind guide communicator services.
UK-Leeds: Translation services
Section I: Contracting authority
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Supplies, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street
For the attention of: Lorraine Burrow
LS1 3EX Leeds
Telephone: +44 1133928271
Fax: +44 1133928316
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: All Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust properties.
NUTS code UKE
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Obligations relating to taxes, environmental protection, employment protection and working conditions.
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972. and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991. on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate , of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available.
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issues or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capabilities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(k) with regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so request; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognized competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As an alternative to providing the information required under Section 2 – Conditions for Participation, you can confirm that you have registered on NHS-Sid4Health and that the full qualification information is lodged in that system. You must, however, verify that all the information that you have entered onto NHS-Sid4Health fully answers ALL of the specific requirements outlined. Any information not available on the database MUST be provided separately with your Expression of Interest (ie by letter, facsimile or email) by the closing date specified in this advertisement in order for your application to be considered.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 18 months
Expressions of Interest and the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires can be obtained by following the below links to the trusts e-tendering portal at www.leedsth-tenders.co.uk.
1. Browse to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust e tendering Portal: www.leedsth-tenders.co.uk
2. You will need to register on the system if you are not already. Help with the registration can be found at the bottom right hand side of the page – Supplier Guide How to do Business;
3. Once registered, login to the system and from the opportunities section, please register your interest which will result in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire being sent automatically. Help is on hand at the bottom right hand side of the screen again – Supplier Guide First time Login.
If you need support with any aspect of the registration, login or using the system the first point of contact would be the help documents on the bottom right of the page. Failing that, please contact support at the top of the tendering page. Please note Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is not liable for any costs incurred by the respondents to this advert or any subsequent tender exercise. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust reserves the right not to award a contract if circumstances dictate. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust would welcome responses from Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) as defined by the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) capable of supplying all products and/or services detailed.
Such additional information should be requested from the address in section 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the (for Public Sector) Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.5.2013