Services - 135056-2021

18/03/2021    S54

Norway-Mo i Rana: Interpretation services

2021/S 054-135056

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Arbeids- og Velferdsetaten (NAV)
National registration number: 889640782
Postal address: Postboks 354
Town: Mo i Rana
NUTS code: NO Norge
Postal code: 8601
Country: Norway
Contact person: Live Unstad
Telephone: +47 21071000
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Prior Information Notice — Framework Agreement for Interpretation Services for NAV

Reference number: 20/20308
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79540000 Interpretation services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Directorate of Labour and Welfare would like to procure framework agreements for interpretation services for NAV. It is important for us to have a dialogue with suppliers in order to achieve good competition. We are therefore putting parts of the tender documentation and the price matrix out for a hearing. We would like input and feedback on all parts of the attached documentation, in particular:

— Are there absolute requirements the suppliers believe hinder competition?

— Is annex 1, including requirements and needs, clear and possible to answer so that we get the best interpreters in the languages we need most?

— Are there areas and/or information suppliers believe is missing in the hearing draft?

— Is the price matrix sufficient to give a correct price offer?

Further information is in the attached documentation. By providing input suppliers are not binding themselves to submit a tender. NAV is not obliged to take all of the input into consideration. We would like responses by Monday 29 March 2021 (10.00).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO Norge
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of the procurement is to establish parallel framework agreements that will cover NAV's need for interpretation services nationwide. This involves oral translations from Norwegian to the interpretation language and vice versa. So that the contract can cover the country's needs in a suitable way, we have divided the country into 4 regions with parallel framework agreements per sub-area:

— Mid-North — Troms og Finnmark, Nordland, Trøndelag and Møre- og Romsdal,

— South-West — Vestland, Rogaland, Agder, Vestfold-Telemark,

— East-Viken and Innlandet,

— Oslo.

The aim of the procurement:

— ensure that interpretation assignments in NAV are only done by qualified interpreters, i.e., interpreters with documented interpretation qualifications that quality for inclusion in the National Interpreter Register,

— that most of the assignments are done by interpreters in the four upper categories in the National Interpreter Register, c.f. part iII — Annex, point 2.3.2,

— ensure good quality of the interpretation services that are offered and carried out. Good technological systems and available resources for innovation and improvements to the ordering systems and interpreter arrangements are vital.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: