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.
*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.
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