United Kingdom - Sheffield: Interpretation services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
Health
NUTS Code: 
Type: 
Contract notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 094-184394

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
NHS Sheffield CCG
722 Prince of Wales Rd
Sheffield
S9 4EU
United Kingdom
E-mail: vickie.riley@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKE32

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk

I.2)

Joint procurement

I.3)

Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.nhssourcing.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.nhssourcing.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)

Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law

I.5)

Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

II.1)

Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)

Title:

NHS Sheffield CCG: Primary Care Interpreting Services.

Reference number: SYPS/SHEF/VR/17/16

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
79540000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

An accessible, flexible and responsive Face-to-Face Interpreting Service to be provided to a small number of GP practices in Sheffield where demand for interpreting services in specific languages is high. The service is for a series of planned block bookings within each practice on a weekly basis.

II.1.5)

Estimated total value

II.1.6)

Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
79530000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE32

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

An accessible, flexible and responsive Face-to-Face Interpreting Service to be provided to a small number of GP practices in Sheffield where demand for interpreting services in specific languages is high. The service is for a series of planned block bookings within each practice on a weekly basis.

The block booking face-to-face service currently covers 7 GP practices only where demand for an individual language is high. These practices can choose whether to block book sessions or use the separate on-demand service (provided by a different Provider) and so the volume of activity is not guaranteed.

The CCG commissions up to 242 hours of a face-to-face interpreting service per week across 7 practices for 52 weeks of the year.

The service is primarily for direct verbal communication between a patient / carer and the health care professional they are seeing. This may include helping the patient prioritise their issues prior to entering the consultation but the interpreter should not influence the patient in what they do or say and should therefore be a direct word-for-word interpretation.

The commissioners intend for the successful provider to work closely with each GP Practice to develop a collaborative approach to service delivery. The provider must proactive flex and support changing patterns of demand across the named practice network as and when required.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 16
Quality criterion - Name: Assurance of Supply / Weighting: 28
Quality criterion - Name: Delivery / Weighting: 34
Quality criterion - Name: Sustainability / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 20

II.2.6)

Estimated value

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
End: 31/10/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

NHS Sheffield CCG reserves the right to extend the Contract Period for a further period of not more than 24 months (2 x 12 month period) by notifying the Service Provider in writing, subject to a review by the CCG of, without limitation, continued need and satisfactory Service Provider performance.

II.2.10)

Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: no

II.2.12)

Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)

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

II.2.14)

Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)

Conditions for participation

III.1.1)

Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

To provide this Service the Provider shall provide interpreters who must be registered with an appropriate regulator, be suitably qualified and have the skills and training to work in primary care and be fluent in the language. In practice this means that interpreters you provide will hold one or more of the following requirements and be able to evidence the requirement:

— Hold an industry recognised accreditation, for example for Interpreters the National Register of Public Sector Interpreters (NRPSI), Diploma for Public Service Interpreting (DPSI), Community Level Interpreting.

— Be a full member of one of the leading associations such as the International Institute of Translating and Interpreting (ITI) or Institute of Linguists (IoL)

— Hold a first or postgraduate degree (or equivalent academic qualification) in Interpreting.

— Hold a first or postgraduate degree in the relevant language.

— Demonstrate at least 3 years of interpreting experience and be actively pursuing one of the above qualifications.

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.1.5)

Information about reserved contracts

III.2)

Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)

Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)

Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)

Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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

IV.1.4)

Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)

Information about electronic auction

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

IV.2.2)

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/06/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)

Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)

Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

IV.2.6)

Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)

Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 15/06/2017
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)

Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)

Additional information:

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
NHS Improvement
Wellington House
London
SE1 8UG
United Kingdom

Internet address:https://improvement.nhs.uk

VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)

Review procedure

VI.4.4)

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/05/2017