Translation Services Tender – Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Translation Services Tender – Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

The council wishes procure the provision of interpreting, translation, transcription and easy read services across the borough and out of Borough where required.

United Kingdom-Walsall: Translation services

2019/S 223-547379

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Postal address: WS1 1TP
Town: Walsall
NUTS code: UKG3
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@walsall.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.walsall.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

WP3561 — Interpreting, Translation, Transcription and Easy Read

Reference number: WP3561

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79530000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Council wishes procure the provision of interpreting, translation, transcription and easy read services across the borough and out of Borough where required. This provision will include the following: Spoken Languages: Face to face interpreting in spoken community languages; telephone interpreting in spoken community languages and translation communication professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (CP): British Sign Language/English face to face interpreting; British Sign Language/English remote interpreting; Deafblind interpretation; Lipspeaking; Notetaking (electronic and manual); Sign language translator; Sign Supported English and Speech to text reporting Transcription: Braille; Moon and Audio Easy Read. The Council is looking to appoint one supplier for this contract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 650 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council wishes procure the provision of interpreting, translation, transcription and easy read services across the borough and out of Borough where required.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Please see tender documentation / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 650 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Please see tender documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 19/12/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/12/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Walsall Council
Town: Walsall
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: As above
Town: Walsall
Country: Afghanistan

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/11/2019