Services - 140374-2020

23/03/2020    S58

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Interpretation services

2020/S 058-140374

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: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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

Language Services

Reference number: RM6141
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79540000 Interpretation services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of Language Services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education and Devolved Administrations.

The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 110 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32232000 Video-conferencing equipment
32353000 Sound recordings
48521000 Music or sound editing software package
48740000 Foreign language translation software package
64211000 Public-telephone services
72212740 Foreign language translation software development services
75230000 Justice services
79510000 Telephone-answering services
79530000 Translation services
79821100 Proofreading services
79822300 Typesetting services
79822500 Graphic design services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Language Services.

II.2.14)Additional information

The strategy and underpinning lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement process. Our initial position, subject to market engagement, is that the new framework will deliver the following services:

— face to face interpretation

— translation

— transcription

— video and telephone interpretation

— quality assurance.

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:

Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the proposed structure of the framework from the market including industry experts, specialists, suppliers and potential customers.

To participate in market engagement please complete the following survey which can be found here on CCS Language Service webpage:

Please note responses must be submitted by the 20 April 2020.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [].

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The value in II.1.5) is an indicative value over 3 years.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

Please note the cyber essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: