Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Contract notice


Date of publication: 12/07/2016
Expire date: 12/08/2016
External Reference: 2016-863002
TED Reference: 2016/S 133-239408

Contract notice
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses
NHS Shared Business Services
Halyard Court, 31 Broadway, The Quays
M50 2UW
Salford Quays
Contact person: Jack Steele
Telephone: +44 1612123735
Internet address(es):

I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:  
Additional information can be obtained from
the abovementioned address:  
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted
to the abovementioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Other type:  Other: NHS SBS (acting as an agent on behalf of its clients) is a Joint venture between the Department of Health and Sopra Steria

I.5) Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title
Interpretation & Translation Services 2016

II.1.2) Main CPV code
79540000  -  Interpretation services

II.1.3) Type of contract

II.1.4) Short description
Invitation to tender for the supply of Interpretation & Translation Services to the NHS and wider UK public sector

II.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 80000000.00  GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2) Description
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
79530000  -  Translation services

II.2.3) Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:  
M50 2UW

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) wishes to establish a framework agreement for the provision of Interpretation and Translation Services.
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) wishes to establish a framework agreement for use by or on behalf of current and future NHS SBS clients, including without limitation (I) any national health service (NHS) trust, (II) other persons and bodies exercising NHS functions or otherwise providing NHS services (including, but not limited to primary care trusts, strategic health authorities and foundation trusts) (being other NHS entities), (III) other UK public sector bodies providing non-health services, (IV) private sector entities in the UK and Isle of Man public services sector. (see section VI.3), Additional Information).

II.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 80000000.00  GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:  
24 month initial period with NHS SBS reserving the right to extend the framework for a further 12 months and then a subsequent further 12 months.

II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11) Information about options
Options: no

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions
Further details found within the tender documents attached

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement:  18

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 124-221636

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date:  12/08/2016
Local time:  12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date:  15/08/2016
Local time:  09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement:  no

VI.3) Additional information
The duration referenced in Section II 1.5) and II.2.6) is for the placing of orders.
The value provided in Section II.2.7) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to successful suppliers any business through this framework agreement. Spend and volumes may vary throughout the life of the framework agreement from the anticipated levels given in this notice.
NHS SBS wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK, Isle of Man and Scottish bodies subject to the approval of NHS SBS:
Public sector bodies, including any statutory and other successor organisations to any of the foregoing and in addition any other commissioners (whether alone or jointly with any other organisation), providers and regulators of NHS funded (either in whole or in part) services including practice based commissioning consortia, general practice commissioning consortia, the National Commissioning Board (and all sub national offices including any body obtaining new membership to NHS Shared Business Services Ltd).
In addition, the following public sector bodies will be able to use the Framework subject to the approval of NHS SBS:
Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs
National Health Service (NHS) bodies, including: Acute Trusts
Clinical Commissioning Groups
Mental Health Trusts: Ambulance Trusts: Care Trusts: Area Teams: Special Health Authorities: other English NHS bodies: Arms Length Bodies:
The NHS Commissioning Board and other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services and GP consortia which will be responsible for commissioning most aspects of NHS care
GP Practices: and any other provider of primary medical services:
a) who are a party to any of the following contracts:
— General Medical Services (GMS),
— Personal Medical Services (PMS),
— Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) and/or
b) Commissioned by the NHS Commissioning Board or other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services, as described above.
Social Enterprises: Local Authorities:
NHS Wales (National Health Service for Wales)
Other Welsh Public Bodies
NHS Scotland
Other Scottish Public Bodies
NHS Northern Ireland (National Health Service for Northern Ireland)
Northern Ireland Public Bodies
Local Authorities
Any commercial, not-for-profit, or other charitable entity created, controlled and financed by a local authority or authorities with regard to provision of services captured by this framework
Police forces and other emergency services, including fire and rescue services, the maritime and coastguard agency and other rescue authorities (a list of police authorities and fire and rescue services can be found respectively at the following:
Educational establishments Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but NOT Independent Schools
Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) or Private Registered Providers of social housing (PRPs)
Third Sector and Registered charities
Devolved and other administrations with the British Isles
Her Majesty's prison service
The Ministry of Defence
Isle of Man Government Health / Public Services

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
NHS Shared Business Services

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

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