Published date: 19 December 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 8 February 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Translation services - 79530000

  • Interpretation services - 79540000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

19 December 2020

Closing date

8 February 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 December 2021

Contract end date

30 November 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

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Translation services. Interpretation services. The Authority has a requirement for a single supplier framework agreement to provide linguistic services in support of the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) and specialist user overseas operations worldwide.

This requirement will include Face to Face interpreting and translation services across a wide spectrum of operational environments and interactions. There may also be a requirement to translate standalone documents on an ad hoc basis.

The successful supplier will be required to react to large surges and reductions in the requirement retaining the ability to deploy linguists at short notice to meet urgent operational needs. The supplier will be expected to appropriately select individuals who can meet the linguistic, security and deployment requirements as providing a fully managed service both in and out of theatre.

The Successful Supplier will also be responsible for the local support for linguists' safety and welfare, which may include a specific intimidation policy set by the Authority. The contract duration will be for a period of four years with the option to extend by 24 months, in any monthly increment.

Indicative Procurement Timeline:
04/01/21 - DPQQ Clarification Questions Open
21/01/21 (12:00hrs) - DPQQ Clarification Questions Close
08/02/21 (12:00hrs) - DPQQ Close
26/02/21 - DPQQ Results
12/04/21 - ITT Issue
19/04/21 - Bidder's Conference
14/06/21 - ITT Close
01/11/21 - Contract Award

Expressions Of Interest/Requests to Participate should be made by submitting a compliant Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ) on, using access code GA59K5KGA8, and will close upon closure of the DPQQ (08/02/2021 at 12:00hrs).

All completed DPQQ's should be submitted through
All documents relating to this requirement can be accessed on using access code GA59K5KGA8.

Any questions relating to this requirement should be sent to Mrs Jo Cannon (

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About the buyer


Strategic Command Commercial
Building 410. Northwood HQ




Closing: 8 February 2021, 12pm