Services - 409109-2014

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02/12/2014    S232

Ireland-Dublin: Translation services

2014/S 232-409109

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: The Office of Government Procurement
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Bishop's Square, Redmond's Hill
Town: Dublin
Postal code: 2
Country: Ireland
For the attention of: Tender Operations Team
E-mail: support@ogp.gov.ie
Telephone: +353 469426000
Fax: +353 469438422

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.etenders.gov.ie/

Address of the buyer profile: http://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/CompanyInformation/Index/351

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: Office of Government Procurement
Postal address: 85-93 Lower Mount Street
Town: Dublin
Postal code: 2
Country: Ireland
For the attention of: Bill Byrne
E-mail: bill.byrne@ogp.gov.ie
Internet address: http://www.procurement.ie/

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
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Irish Public Sector Organisations

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of Translation and Interpretation Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code IE IRELAND

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) is an office within the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform. It has been tasked with centralising public sector procurement arrangements for common goods and services.
The OGP commenced operations in 2014 and will, together with four key sectors (Health, Defence, Education and Local Government), take responsibility for sourcing all goods and services on behalf of the Public Service. In addition, the OGP will also take full responsibility for procurement policy and procedures.
The OGP adopts a strategic approach to procurement, in those markets in which it operates. In addition it seeks to maximise value for money, promote aggregation of contracts where appropriate, and foster the establishment of sectoral areas of best practice.
Language Services Framework.
The OGP, on behalf of the Public Sector, intends to run competitive procurement processes for (i) translation and (ii) interpretation services (all languages) in the coming weeks. This may result in the establishment of several competitive Framework Agreement(s) available for use by the Public Sector as and when specific requirements arise.
As part of our consultations in preparation for the above Frameworks the OGP seeks to gather the views of the market on the proposals contained in the attached document ‘Request for Information (RFI) for Language Services’. This is RFI document is available to suppliers who are registered on www.etenders.gov.ie Market operators may add their views on these proposals to copies of the RFI document and forward them electronically to bill.byrne@ogp.gov.ie, or mail to:
Bill Byrne; Office of Government Procurement; 85-93 Lr. Mount St.; Dublin 2.
The closing date for acceptance of views is by 12:00 pm, Wednesday, 10.12.2014.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 2 000 000 EUR

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79530000 Translation services, 79540000 Interpretation services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
27.11.2015
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Please refer to the Request for Information document which is available to registered suppliers on www.etenders.gov.ie

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Provision of Translation and Interpretation Services
1)Short description:
Provision of Translation and Interpretation Services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79530000 Translation services, 79540000 Interpretation services

3)Quantity or scope:
The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) is an office within the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. It has been tasked with centralising public sector procurement arrangements for common goods and services.
The OGP commenced operations in 2014 and will, together with four key sectors (Health, Defence, Education and Local Government), take responsibility for sourcing all goods and services on behalf of the Public Service. In addition, the OGP will also take full responsibility for procurement policy and procedures.
The OGP adopts a strategic approach to procurement, in those markets in which it operates. In addition it seeks to maximise value for money, promote aggregation of contracts where appropriate, and foster the establishment of sectoral areas of best practice.
Language Services Framework.
The OGP, on behalf of the Public Sector, intends to run competitive procurement processes for (i) translation and (ii) interpretation services (all languages) in the coming weeks. This may result in the establishment of several competitive Framework Agreement(s) available for use by the Public Sector as and when specific requirements arise.

As part of our consultations in preparation for the above Frameworks the OGP seeks to gather the views of the market on the proposals contained in the attached document ‘Request for Information (RFI) for Language Services’. This is RFI document is available to suppliers who are registered on www.etenders.gov.ie Market operators may add their views on these proposals to copies of the RFI document and forward them electronically to bill.byrne@ogp.gov.ie, or mail to:

Bill Byrne; Office of Government Procurement; 85-93 Lr. Mount St.; Dublin 2.
The closing date for acceptance of views is by 12:00 pm, Wednesday, 10.12.2014.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 2 000 000 EUR
5)Additional information about lots:

Please refer to the Request for Information document which is available to registered suppliers on www.etenders.gov.ie

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:

Please refer to the Request for Information document which is available to registered suppliers on www.etenders.gov.ie

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation http://www.revenue.ie/

Environmental protection legislation http://www.epa.ie/

Employment protection and working conditions http://www.enterprise.gov.ie/

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28.11.2014