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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Provision Of Bespoke Conference Interpreting Suite — University of Aberdeen
Document Ref:
25610-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
University of Aberdeen
Date Published:
20 January 2020
Deadline Date:
17 February 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

In order to enhance and develop its provision in interpreting, the University is now seeking to invest in a bespoke conference interpreting suite, enabling us to produce well qualified and well trained interpreters at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The interpreter training facilities will also be used for the development of oral and listening skills by modern languages students more generally, offering a state-of-the-art resource which will support student recruitment in this area.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

University of Aberdeen

University Office, King's College

Aberdeen

AB24 3FX

UK

E-mail: E-SOURCING@ABDN.AC.UK

NUTS: UKM50

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/procurement

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00102

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Provision Of Bespoke Conference Interpreting Suite — University of Aberdeen

Reference number: AU19/25

II.1.2) Main CPV code

32321200

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

In order to enhance and develop its provision in interpreting, the University is now seeking to invest in a bespoke conference interpreting suite, enabling us to produce well qualified and well trained interpreters at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The interpreter training facilities will also be used for the development of oral and listening skills by modern languages students more generally, offering a state-of-the-art resource which will support student recruitment in this area.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

45214430

48740000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM50

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

In order to enhance and develop its provision in interpreting, the school is now seeking to invest in a bespoke conference interpreting suite, enabling us to produce well qualified and well-trained interpreters at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The interpreter training facilities will also be used for the development of oral and listening skills by modern languages students.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Track record in providing state-of-the-art interpreter training facilities / Weighting: 19

Quality criterion: Installation project management and plan / Weighting: 8

Quality criterion: Installation and test procedures / Weighting: 3

Quality criterion: Added value/options and sustainability / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Merit of proposed solution / Weighting: 25

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Warranties are required and details of how the products will be supported over an initial 3-year period, including relevant software and hardware updates. We reserve the right to extend warranty and support by mutual agreement by up to another 5 periods of 1 year.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD Section 4B: Financial years — minimum levels of standards possibly required: all financial information must be provided for the most current previous 2 reported financial years;

ESPD Question 4B1.1 (Minimum standards) turnover should be up to twice the estimated contract value over the past 2 financial years. However, the client reserves the right to review and consider all supporting financial information in this regards.

ESPD Questions 4B5.1 and 4B5.2 — Insurance requirements.

During the term of the contract and for a period of 5 years thereafter, the supplier shall effect and maintain in force, with a reputable insurance company, a policy or policies of insurance covering all matters which are the subject of indemnities under the contract including product liability insurance to a minimum sum of 10 000 000 GBP and employers liability insurance to a minimum sum of 5 000 000 GBP, in each case in respect of any one incident and unlimited as to the number of incidents unless otherwise agreed by the client in writing. Where the contract relates to professional services, the supplier shall maintain in force with reputable insurers professional liability insurance in the sum not less than 5 000 000 GBP in respect of any one incident and unlimited as to numbers of claims. The client reserves the right to require adjustments to such insurance cover if they consider that to be necessary.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 17/02/2020

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/02/2020

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 15463

For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:610253)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Aberdeen Civil Justice Centre and Commercial Courts

Aberdeen

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

15/01/2020

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