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28/04/2016    S83

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Interpretation services

2016/S 083-147384

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

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
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Language Services Framework Agreement.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Primarily in the UK with some limited requirements Overseas.

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Crown Commercial Service as the Authority has put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Language Services Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.2) (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm's Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS Bodies and Local Authorities.
The above Public Sector Bodies have a need for Language Services.
The Services within the scope of this Framework Agreement have been divided into 22 Lots:
Lot 1 Managed Service Provision of Language Services;
Lot 2 Written Translation, Transcription And Ancillary Services;
Lot 3 Provision of Telephone Interpreting and Video Language Services;
Lot 4a Provision of Non Spoken Face to Face and Video Language Services Greater London Including Overseas;
Lot 4b Provision of Non Spoken Face to Face and Video Language Services Southern England;
Lot 4c Provision of Non Spoken Face to Face and Video Language Services Midlands and East of England;
Lot 4d Provision of Non Spoken Face to Face and Video Language Services North of England;
Lot 4e Provision of Non Spoken Face to Face and Video Language Services Scotland and Northern Ireland;
Lot 5a Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services Greater London;
Lot 5b Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services South West England;
Lot 5c Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services South Central England;
Lot 5d Provision of Spoken Face toFace Interpreting Services South East England;
Lot 5e Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting East of England;
Lot 5f Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services East Midlands;
Lot 5g Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services West Midlands;
Lot 5h Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services Yorkshire and Humberside;
Lot 5i Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services North West England;
Lot 5j Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services North East England (Excluding Yorkshire and Humberside);
Lot 5k Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services Scotland;
Lot 5l Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services South Wales;
Lot 5m Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services Northern Ireland;
Lot 5n Provision of Spoken Face to Face Interpreting Services UK and Overseas.
The duration of the Framework Agreement referenced in Section II.1.4) is for the placing of orders, and all Framework Agreements have been awarded for an initial term of 3 years with an option to extend for 1 further period of 12 months. The extension will be exercised at the discretion of the Authority.
Electronic ordering and/or electronic invoicing and/or electronic payment may be used during the period of the Framework Agreement and throughout the lifespan of any Call Off Agreements.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79540000 Interpretation services, 32232000 Video-conferencing equipment, 32353000 Sound recordings, 48521000 Music or sound editing software package, 64211000 Public-telephone services, 75230000 Justice services, 79510000 Telephone-answering services, 79530000 Translation services, 79821100 Proofreading services, 79822300 Typesetting services, 79822500 Graphic design services

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Lowest offer 140 000 000 and highest offer 250 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Quality. Weighting 70
2. Price. Weighting 30
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
RM1092
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 207-375997 of 24.10.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: Language Services Framework Agreement
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
22.4.2016
V.2)Information about offers
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: List of awarded suppliers
Internet address: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/e8e9b16e-3692-4a3c-97b4-d56768fe0363

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

Please note a the list of awarded suppliers can be found on Contracts Finder which is accessible via this web link: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/e8e9b16e-3692-4a3c-97b4-d56768fe0363

The following information has been captured in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 50 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015:
The Authority received a total of 254 bids from 32 suppliers in response to this procurement, all of which were received electronically via the Authority's e-Sourcing Suite.
The Authority received 195 bids from 28 economic operators which are small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The Authority did not receive tenders from non-EU States or other EU Member States.
This Framework Agreement commenced on 22.4.2016 for an initial term of 3 years with an option to extend for 1 further period of 12 months. The extension will be exercised at the discretion of the Authority. The initial Framework agreement of 3 years will conclude on 22.4.2019.

The remaining information requirements of Part D of Annex V of the Public Contracts Directive can be found on within this Notice and Contracts Finder which is accessible via this web link: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/e8e9b16e-3692-4a3c-97b4-d56768fe0363

The value provided in Section II.2) is only an estimate. The Authority cannot guarantee to Suppliers any business through this Framework Agreement.
The Authority has established a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide:
The Link provided at the time of publication of the OJEU notice was correct but has now been updated as below:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-391244

Local Authorities

http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/org/la-data.do

NDPBs

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

National Parks Authorities

http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/

Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but not Independent Schools

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

Police Forces in the United Kingdom

http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites

http://apccs.police.uk/about-the-apcc/

Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://www.nifrs.org/areas-districts/

http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-area.aspx

NHS Bodies England

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/OtherListing.aspx

Hospices in the UK

http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice/uk-hospice-and-palliative-care-services/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations)
Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom

http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities/

http://www.oscr.org.uk/search-charity-register/

https://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/ShowCharity/RegisterOfCharities/RegisterHomePage.aspx

Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm

www.cas.org.uk

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/

Scottish Public Bodies
The Framework Agreement will be available for use by any Scottish Public Sector Body: the Authority;
Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies; offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices; cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998; the Scotland Office; the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body; councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (except where they are acting in their capacity as educational authority); Scottish joint fire boards or joint fire and rescue boards; Scottish joint police boards or any successor National Police or Fire Authority; Scottish National Park authorities, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, Northern Lighthouse Board, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by 1 or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by 1 or more of the foregoing.
Scottish Government

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home

Scottish Parliament

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/abouttheparliament/27110.aspx

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman;
Scottish Information Commissioner;
Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland;
Scottish Commission for Human Rights;
Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland;
Standards Commission for Scotland;
Scottish Local Authorities.

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Government/councils

http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/AboutUs/OurMembers/AssociateMembers.aspx

Scottish Agencies, NDPBs

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

Scottish NHS Bodies

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Workforce/NHS-Boards

Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies

http://www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/index.php?page=members

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/aboutus/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundColleges.aspx

Scottish Police

http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/

Scottish Housing Associations

http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/

The Scotland Office

http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/33.30.html

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) — Scotland

http://www.esystems.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/register/reg_pub_dsp.search

Scottish Schools;
Primary Schools.

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?

schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isprimaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search
Secondary Schools

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?

schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=issecondaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search
Special Schools

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?

schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isspecial&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search
Scottish Public Bodies;
National Records of Scotland;
Historic Scotland;
Disclosure Scotland;
Registers of Scotland;
Scottish Qualification Authority;
Scottish Courts Service;
Scottish Prison Service;
Transport Scotland;
The Scottish Government Core Directorates;
Highlands and Islands Enterprise;
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service;
Scottish Police Authority;
National Museums of Scotland;
Scottish Children's Reporter Administration;
Scottish Enterprise;
Scottish Environment Protection Agency;
Scottish Legal Aid Board;
Scottish Natural Heritage;
Skills Development Scotland;
Visit Scotland;
Aberdeen City Council;
Aberdeenshire Council;
Angus Council;
Argyll and Bute Council;
City of Edinburgh Council;
Clackmannanshire Council;
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar;
Dumfries and Galloway Council;
Dundee City Council;
East Ayrshire Council;
East Dunbartonshire Council;
East Lothian Council;
East Renfrewshire Council;
Falkirk Council;
Fife Council;
Glasgow City Council;
Highland Council;
Inverclyde Council;
Midlothian Council;
Moray Council;
The North Ayrshire Council;
North Lanarkshire Council;
Orkney Islands Council;
Perth and Kinross Council;
Renfrewshire Council;
Scottish Borders Council;
Shetland Islands Council;
South Ayrshire Council;
South Lanarkshire Council;
Stirling Council;
West Dunbartonshire Council;
West Lothian Council;
Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service;
Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service;
Fife Fire and Rescue Service;
Grampian Fire and Rescue Service;
Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service;
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service;
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service;
Tayside Fire and Rescue Service;
Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board);
NHS 24;
NHS Ayrshire and Arran;
NHS Borders;
NHS Dumfries and Galloway;
NHS Education for Scotland;
NHS Fife;
NHS Forth Valley;
NHS Grampian;
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde;
NHS Health Scotland;
NHS Highland;
NHS Lanarkshire;
NHS Lothian;
NHS Orkney;
Healthcare Improvement Scotland;
NHS Shetland;
NHS Tayside;
NHS Western Isles;
Scottish Ambulance Service;
The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service;
The State Hospital for Scotland;
Aberdeen College;
Adam Smith College;
Angus College;
Anniesland College;
Ayr College;
Banff and Buchan College;
Barony College;
Borders College;
Cardonald College;
Carnegie College;
Central College of Commerce;
Clydebank College;
Coatbridge College;
Cumbernauld College;
Dumfries and Galloway College;
Dundee College;
Edinburghs Telford College;
Elmwood College;
Forth Valley College;
Glasgow College of Nautical Studies;
Glasgow Metropolitan College;
Inverness College;
James Watt College;
Jewel and Esk College;
John Wheatley College;
Kilmarnock College;
Langside College;
Lews Castle College;
Moray College;
Motherwell College;
Newbattle Abbey College;
North Glasgow College;
North Highland College;
Oatridge College;
Orkney College;
Perth College;
Reid Kerr College;
Sabhal Mor Ostaig;
Shetland College;
South Lanarkshire College;
Stevenson College';
Stow College;
West Lothian College;
Edinburgh College of Art;
Edinburgh Napier University;
Glasgow Caledonian University;
Glasgow School of Art;
Heriot-Watt University;
Queen Margaret University;
Robert Gordon University;
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama;
Scottish Agricultural College;
UHI Millennium Institute;
University of Aberdeen;
University of Abertay Dundee;
University of Dundee;
University of Edinburgh;
University of Glasgow;
University of St Andrews;
University of Stirling;
University of Strathclyde;
University of the West of Scotland;
Cairngorms National Park Authority;
Office of Scottish Charity Regulator;
Forestry Commission Scotland;
Audit Scotland;
Welsh Public Bodies.
National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities, and all bodies covered by:

http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/about/civilservice/directorates/?lang=en

NHS Wales

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

Housing Associations — Registered Social Landlords Wales
NI Public Bodies
Northern Ireland Government Departments

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/az2.htm

Schools in Northern Ireland

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/search.lsim?sr=0&nh=10&cs=iso-8859-1&sc=nidirect-cms&sm=0&mt=1&ha=nidirect-cms&cat=Banner&qt=SCHOOLS

Universities in Northern Ireland

http://www.deni.gov.uk/links.htm#colleges

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

Northern Ireland Housing Associations

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/contacts/contacts-az.htm/housing-associations-contact

Police Service of Northern Ireland

http://www.psni.police.uk/index.htm

Any corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and
(i) Financed wholly or mainly by another Contracting Authority(s) listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice;
(ii) Subject to management supervision by another Contracting Authority(s) listed above in this section VI.3) of this notice; or
(iii) More than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another Contracting Authority(s) listed above in this section VI.3) of this notice
(iv) An association of or formed by 1 or more of the Contracting Authority(s) listed above in this section VI.3) of this notice
Any ‘bodies governed by public law’ which under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 means bodies that have all of the following characteristics
(a) They are established for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character;
(b) They have legal personality; and
(c) They have any of the following characteristics:
(i) They are financed, for the most part, by the State, regional or local authorities, or by other bodies governed by public law;
(ii) They are subject to management supervision by those authorities or bodies; or
(iii) They have an administrative, managerial or supervisory board, more than half of whose members are appointed by the State, regional or local authorities, or by other bodies governed by public law.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
25.4.2016