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Saturday, 31 October 2015

"problems in getting interpreters"

http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Albanian-illegal-immigrant-55-000-volt-stun-gun/story-28089945-detail/story.html 
31 October 2015

[…] He said the case had been delayed because Llapri does not speak English and there had been problems in getting interpreters for his court hearings and his pre-sentence interview with the probation service. […]

Friday, 30 October 2015

Contracts for Language Services - Ministry of Justice

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137

Contracts for Language Services

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
Awarded opportunity - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Contract summary
Industry
Computer and Related Services, Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract
North East, North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Scotland, Wales

Value of contract
£232.4m

Published date
30 November 2016

Closing date
07 March 2016

Contract start date
18 August 2016

Contract end date
30 October 2020

Description
The services have been procured in 4 Lots. The services are face to face, telephone and video interpreting services for spoken languages (Lot 1), translation and transcription services (Lot 2), non-spoken language services (Lot 3) and quality assurance of language services (Lot 4).
The services are required across the justice sector, including for all Courts and tribunals in England and Wales and some tribunals in Scotland, as well as for other justice sector bodies.
The services are available to the Ministry of Justice, executive agencies and its arm's length bodies, other public sector bodies and non-public sector bodies who provide services to the justice sector.
The bodies within the scope of this contract are:
- the Ministry of Justice
- all executive agencies of the Ministry of Justice, whether or not in existence at the date of this notice, including but not limited to the National Offender Management Service, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service, the Legal Aid Agency, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and the Office of the Public Guardian
- all non-departmental public bodies of the Ministry of Justice, whether or not in existence at the date of this notice, including but not limited to the Youth Justice Board, the Parole Board, the Judicial Appointments Commission, the Sentencing Council and Independent Monitoring Boards
- all Police and Crime Commissioners and their forces
- all law enforcement agencies and forces
- other public sector bodies as set out in Annex A
- non-public bodies operating in the justice sector
One supplier has been appointed for each Lot and awarded a contract which has been entered into with the Secretary of State for Justice. The contracts will provide for the Secretary of State for Justice to act as commissioner of services for the bodies listed above.
The initial term of the contracts is 4 years with options to extend for two further periods of up to 1 year each and a further exceptional extension option for up to 1 further year which can be exercised irrespective of whether the other extension options have been exercised.

About the buyer
Address
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ
England
Email

Awarded Information
Value of contract
£232.4m

Contract start date
31 October 2016

Contract end date
30 October 2020

Awarded date
25 May 2016
This contract was awarded to 3 suppliers.
Show supplier information
Supplier's name
THEBIGWORD Group Limited
Supplier's address
Link Up House, Ring Road, Lower Wortley Leeds LS12 6AB United Kingdom
Supplier's name
Clarion UK Ltd
Supplier's address
The Old Dairy, Brook Road, Royston, Herts, SG8 7RG
Supplier's name
The Language Shop
Supplier's address
1000 Dockside Rd, London E16 2QU

Other information
Linked Notice

Attachments
OJEU Award Notice 2016/S 176-316166

Language Services - Translation and Transcription (Lot 2)

Language Services - Non Spoken Languages (Lot 3) Part 1

Language Services - Non Spoken Languages (Lot 3) Part 2

Language Services -Face to Face, Telephone and Remote Interpretation (Lot 1) Part 1

Language Services - Face to Face, Telephone and Remote Interpretation Services (Lot 1) Part 2

Language Services - Quality Assurance (Lot 4)

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Language Services Framework Agreement - Crown Commercial Service

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/5fd5afae-8512-4e87-ab87-4d51e1fb19c4

Language Services Framework Agreement
CROWN COMMERCIAL SERVICE

Contract summary

Industry
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

Description
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
Address
9th Floor, The Capital
Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
England
Telephone
0345 010 3503
Email
Website

Other information
Attachments
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