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Interpretation services

Published 23/10/2020

Swindon

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 207-506349
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Common Procurement VocabularyInterpretation services
Translation services
Date Published23rd Oct 2020

Swindon

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Swindon Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Offices, Euclid Street
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UKK14 Swindon
Postal code: SN1 2JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Lisa Rathbone
E-mail: LRathbone@swindon.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.swindon.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.swindon.gov.uk/
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk
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:

Interpretation and Translation Services

Reference number: DN504717
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79540000 Interpretation services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Interpretation and translation service

Swindon Borough Council (SBC) is issuing an invitation to tender for all interpretation, translation and transcription services.

Swindon’s population is approximately 225 000 with over 100 first languages recorded in the 2011 census. Information from our schools identifies over 120 first languages spoken at home with 19 % of children speaking English as an additional language. The primary use of interpreting services is within children’s services, but there is also high use by our benefits and housing services.

SBC is required by the Equality Act 2010 to ensure that it does not discriminate in the delivery of goods and services. Further, the Public Sector Equality Duty requires the Council to advance equality of opportunity. Ensuring that we are able to communicate with our customers clearly and with full understanding is essential to achieve this. It also ensures we have a more efficient service which is able to meet the needs of and safeguard our most vulnerable residents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 480 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79530000 Translation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK14 Swindon
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contract term will be for 48 months as stated in the ITT documents. Estimated contract spend is between GBP 0 and GBP 120 000 across each year of the contract. These figures cannot be guaranteed throughout the life of the contract and may vary up or down as per the needs of the service.

Full details relating to the interpretation and translation service are provided in the tender documents.

To participate, suppliers will need to register as a supplier with ProContract, www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk then register an interest before obtaining access to the tender documents. In the event of difficulties registering as a supplier, please refer to the System Administrator Proactis support team ProContractSuppliers@proactis.com

Tender clarifications to be submitted in writing via Messaging in ProContract tender portal by 10 November 2020, 12.00 UK local time. The Council’s responses to these clarification questions will be issued periodically on the ProContract tender portal.

Tender responses are required to be submitted no later than 19 November 2020, 14.00 UK Local time via ProContract tender portal — https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

Please note that this project has been advertised on Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) contract notice. Contracts finder/other web portals, however, supplying the South West Portal, https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/ is the only portal that includes all the relevant documents required to respond to this opportunity, bearing project Id: DN504717.

No tender submissions will be considered without completing the tender documents in full including attachments and returning them in alignment with the instructions within the tender documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 480 000.00 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.2.13)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.1.2)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.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

In the procurement documents.

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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/11/2020
Local time: 14:00
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 19/11/2020
Local time: 14:05

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Swindon Borough Council
Town: Swindon
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/10/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 207-506349
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Common Procurement VocabularyInterpretation services
Translation services
Date Published23rd Oct 2020