Decision details

Authority to award a contract for the provision of managed language services

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Customer and Digital Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To award a contract for the provision of a managed language service which will be procured via a further competition process from the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM6141 Language Services, Lot 5g: Regional Managed Service – London.

The initial contract period will be three (3) years with an option one (1) year extension available subject to satisfactory performance and the council need.

Decision:

That the Strategic Director Customer and Digital Services:

 

i)             Approves the award of a Call-Off contract from the Crown Commercial Service Language Services Framework RM6141, Lot 5g: Regional Managed Service – London, for the provision of interpreting and translation language services, to D A Languages Limited for a period of 3 (three) years, with an option to extend for up to 1 (one) year.

Reasons for the decision:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Alternative options considered:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Reason Key: Signficant expenditure/savings of £500k or more;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Officer scheme of delegation

Parties Consulted: Feedback of the service had been sought in January - February 2021 from the Children and Young People department, who regularly use the existing service, to help consider what changes can be made to the specification to improve and incorporate into new services.

Contact: Bhavin Mistry, Procurement Officer Email: bhavin.mistry@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 3615.

Publication date: 15/11/2021

Date of decision: 09/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

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