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03/12/2014    S233

United Kingdom-Norwich: Interpretation services

2014/S 233-410700

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Norfolk County Council
Postal address: Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Town: Norwich
Postal code: NR1 2DH
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Andrew Fish

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Interpretation service for the INTERREG VA France (Channel) — England (FCE) programme.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKH13 Norfolk

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Norfolk County Council, in its capacity as Managing Authority of the Interreg VA France (Channel) England Programme 2014-2020, is seeking to procure an interpretation service to provide simultaneous interpretation for programme meetings and events.
In July 2013 NCC made a successful bid to act as Managing Authority for the France (Channel) England (FCE) programme. This EU programme funds a number of cross-border projects across a broad eligible area extending from Cornwall to Norfolk in the UK and from Finistere to Pas de Calais in France. The programme must therefore take into account both the common features and the differences that exist between the various regions of the area, and needs to be able to effectively operate in both English and French.
The primary requirements of this service will be to provide simultaneous interpretation, including all personal and equipment required to do so. The type of events are as follows: Programme Monitoring Committee meetings, Programme Sub-committee meetings, events organised by the Joint Technical Secretariat, Roadshows for stakeholders, and other events as required by the programme.
The locations where this service will be required are not fixed and may take place at any location across the eligible area, as well as in London, Paris, Brussels and other neighbouring regions.


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

79540000 Interpretation services, 79530000 Translation services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
We anticipate publication of the tender during February 2015 with award expected to be made in June; these dates are not fixed.
The tender will be made available via Norfolk County Council's electronic tendering site called in-Tend. Registering will give you access to this tender once published.

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or emailing

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): INTERREG VA France (Channel) — England (FCE) programme.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: