Decision details

*Re-published: call-in no longer applies* Re-procurement of interpretation and translation services

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Policy, Partnerships and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To undertake a procurement for interpretation and translation services for the Council utilising a further competition through NEPO512.

Reasons for the decision:

*PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in committee management system that we use.*

The council’s current contracts expire at the end of March 2021.

Alternative options considered:

A range of alternative procurement frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems were considered, including: CCS, ESPO/YPO, HealthTrust Europe, London Procurement Partnership, and NHS Shared Business Services. These options were rejected for failing to meet all of the service objectives, which were:
• The incumbent providers would be able to compete in the further competition.
• The lot structure was streamlined.
• A sufficient number of providers were available to ensure the procurement exercise was competitive.
• Maximum flexibility was available to determine price/quality score and individual pricing elements.

Publication date: 23/04/2021

Date of decision: 16/11/2020