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20/04/2020    S77

United Kingdom-Lichfield: Translation services

2020/S 077-183244

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Postal address: Ministry of Defence, C&C, Defence Medical Services (DMS), DMS Whittington
Town: Lichfield
Postal code: WS14 9PY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ashleigh Ely
Telephone: +44 3067700301

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
Provision of Worldwide Linguistic Services in Support of UK MoD Operations Reference Number: 700032337
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 26: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The authority has identified a requirement for a single supplier framework agreement for linguistic services in support of Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) and other user worldwide operations. This requirement shall include linguists at a variety of skill and security clearance levels to meet pre-defined roles but will also necessitate short notice deployments in to emerging operational locations when required by the authority.
The authority will be looking to place a contract for four (4) years, with the potential to extend for a further twenty-four (24) months.
The authority will be looking to place a contract notice for this requirement, with further details of the requirement, in the next 1-4 months. Interested suppliers will be expected to complete a Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ) with a minimum of three suppliers taken through to the invitation to tender (ITT) stage.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 000 and 65 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79530000 Translation services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 23.4.2021
II.7)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

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:
The authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies or otherwise. The link below to the website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

Advertising regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and

Go reference: GO-2020416-DCB-16375622
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: