Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Policy, Partnerships and Communities
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To award a contract for the provision of
Interpretation Services (BSL/Non-Spoken) service to BID Services
from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023.
*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 contract for BSL interpretation services expires on 31 March 2021.
A range of 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 Council was seeking a specialist provider for BSL provision.
• Maximum flexibility was available to determine price/quality score and individual pricing elements.
Following a competitive tendering exercise BID Services were the successful bidder
In house provision of this services is not
possible and the Council were seeking a specialist provider.
Available frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems could not
achieve the desired service objectives.
Publication date: 23/04/2021
Date of decision: 15/12/2020