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Dear FOI Team,

I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the contract below.

Oxfordshire Interpretation Services (CPU1899):
https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov....

The details we require are:
• What are the contractual performance KPI's for this contract?
• Suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract and were successful & not successful at the PQQ & ITT stages
• Actual spend on this contract/framework (and any sub lots), from the start of the contract to the current date
• Start date & duration of framework/contract?
• Could you please provide a copy of the service/product specification given to all bidders for when this contract was last advertised?
• Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension?
• Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?
• Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract?

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely

Records Management Team, Oxfordshire County Council

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Our reference: 19972 FOI

 

Dear Mirza Ali

 

Thank you for your request of 7^th June 2022 in which you asked for
information about Oxfordshire Interpretation Services (CPU1899).

 

Please find the council’s response below.

 

OJEU -
[1]https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov....

 

This Contract was advertised as a Framework split into 2 separate lots:

 

Lot 1 - Face to Face Language Interpreting

Lot 2 - Telephone interpreting

 

┌──────────────────────────────────────┬─────────────────────────────────┐
│Request │Response for DA Languages │
│ │Contract, reference C6144 │
├──────────────────────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────────┤
│What are the contractual performance │I could not locate any KPIs set │
│KPI's for this contract? │for this Contract in any of the │
│ │documentation. │
├──────────────────────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────────┤
│Suppliers who applied for inclusion on│Tenderer: Lot 1 Lot 2│
│each framework/contract and were │D A Languages Ltd X X │
│successful & not successful at the PQQ│Herts Interpreting │
│& ITT stages │and Translation X   │
│ │Service │
│ │ITL North East X   │
│ │Language Line Limited   X │
│ │Language River Ltd X   │
│ │Oncall Interpreters X X │
│ │Prestige Network X X │
│ │SLS ta PLS X X │
│ │ │
│ │From the evaluation model, there │
│ │was no evidence to show that a │
│ │PQQ had taken place, so all │
│ │suppliers above were evaluated at│
│ │the ITT stage. │
│ │ │
│ │Lot 1 – awarded to DA Languages │
│ │ │
│ │Lot 2 – awarded to Language Line │
│ │Limited │
├──────────────────────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────────┤
│Actual spend on this │Lot 1 - £17k │
│contract/framework (and any sub lots),│ │
│from the start of the contract to the │Lot 2 - £93k │
│current date │ │
├──────────────────────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────────┤
│Start date & duration of │13.8.19 – 12.8.22* (3 years) │
│framework/contract? │ │
├──────────────────────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────────┤
│Could you please provide a copy of the│Please see attached copy of the │
│service/product specification given to│contract. │
│all bidders for when this contract was│ │
│last advertised? │ │
├──────────────────────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────────┤
│Is there an extension clause in the │Yes upto 24 months. One extension│
│framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, │option has been executed with the│
│the duration of the extension? │*new end date now set to 31.01.23│
├──────────────────────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────────┤
│Has a decision been made yet on │Yes. We are in the process of │
│whether the framework(s)/contract(s) │seeking approval and finalising │
│are being either extended or renewed? │our procurement documentation to │
│ │re-tender this contract. │
├──────────────────────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────────┤
│Who is the senior officer (outside of │Louise McMartin │
│procurement) responsible for this │ │
│contract? │ │
└──────────────────────────────────────┴─────────────────────────────────┘

 

 

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