Sunday, 25 October 2015

Language Services Framework Agreement - Crown Commercial Service

Language Services Framework Agreement

Contract summary

Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing, Other Services, Defence and security

Location of contract
Any region

Value of contract (£)
£140,000,000 - £250,000,000

Published date
23 October 2015

Closing date
26 November 2015

Contract start date
08 March 2016

Contract end date
07 March 2020

Crown Commercial Service as the Authority is putting in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (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 Telephone Interpreting and Video Language Services - Lots 4a to 4e Non Spoken Face to Face and Video Language Services* - Lots 5a to 5n Spoken Face to Face Interpreting* *Please note Lots 4a to 4e and Lots 5a to 5n provide Regional, Devolved Governments and UK and Overseas coverage. Further details are provided in Annex B – Information about Lots Potential Providers have the opportunity to submit a Tender for all or any combination of the 22 Lots detailed above. However, in order to ensure that the competition on the Framework Agreement is not distorted, Potential Providers are not permitted to submit more than one Tender for each Lot regardless of whether that Tender is submitted in their own name or as part of a Group of Economic Operators. If a Potential Provider submits more than one Tender for a Lot, the Authority is entitled to disqualify one or all of the Tenders submitted by the Potential Provider in respect of the relevant Lot. The duration of the Framework Agreement referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the placing of orders, and all Framework Agreements will be awarded for an initial term of three (3) years with an option to extend for one (1) further period of twelve (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. The Authority considers that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") may apply at Call-Off Agreement level under Lot 2 and Lot 3 of this Framework Agreement. The Authority considers TUPE not to be an issue in respect to Lot 1, Lots 4a to 4e and Lots 5a to 5n on the basis that there is no organised grouping of employees dedicated to providing these services under the current arrangements. It is the responsibility of Potential Providers to take their own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply in the particular circumstances at individual Call Off Agreement stage under this Framework Agreement and to act accordingly.

About the buyer
9th Floor, The Capital
Old Hall Street
L3 9PP
0345 010 3503

Other information
Attachment 2 Participation Requirements & Selection Questionnaire Guidance

Attachment 17 Supplier Guidance Document

Attachment 9 - Pricing Matrix Lot 1

Attachment 11 - Pricing Matrix Lot 3

Attachment 3 Award Questionnaire and Evaluation Guidance

Attachment 16 Financial Assessment Template

Attachment 8 Declaration of Compliance

Attachment 6 Call Off Agreement

Attachment 1 Invitation to Tender v1 201015 (1)

Attachment 10 - Pricing Matrix Lot 2

Attachment 4 Framework Agreement Draft

Attachment 12 - Pricing Matrix Lot 4

Attachment 13 - Pricing Matrix Lot 5

Language Services Contract Award Notice

Attachment 14 Framework Population Template

Attachment 15 - Non Disclosure Agreement V1 (TUPE)

Attachment 5 Framework Agreement Schedule 2 Part A Goods and Services

Attachment 2b Equality and Diversity Criteria.

Attachment 7 - Terms of Participation

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