Invitation to Tender (ITT)
For: Translation and Interpretation Services (‘Framework Contract’) for B&S Europe and Kosovo Legal Services Company, Kosovo.
1. Overview of B&S Europe and Kosovo Legal Services Company (the “Customer Organisation”)
B&S Europe and Kosovo Legal Services Company are consulting firms that provides technical assistance services to companies, public organizations and institutions, particularly within the scope of programmes and projects financed by international or bilateral bodies. B&S Europe has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and a regional office in Pristina, Kosovo, whereas, Kosovo Legal Services Company has its headquarters in Pristina. The Consumer Organisation is currently implementing two EU funded projects in Kosovo, namely; ‘EU Support to the Kosovo Competition Authority and State Aid Commission’.
2. Introduction and Background
The Customer Organisation interacts with non-English speaking persons in Kosovo on a daily basis. These interactions include formal and semi-formal face-to-face meetings/discussions, along with conferences, workshops and training events. In addition to personal interactions, the Customer Organisation also produces and receives large volumes of English and non-English language documents. In order to be able to efficiently conduct the growing volume of non-English language interactions (both verbal and documentary) the Customer Organisation now requires additional translation capacity.
The following timescales shall apply to this Procurement Process: Activity Date / time Issue of Contract Notice / availability of ITT documents 21/10/2019 Deadline for clarification questions (Clarification Deadline) 25/10/2019 Customer Organisation to respond to clarification questions 29/10/2019 Deadline for submission of offers by potential suppliers (Tender Response Deadline) 04/11/2019 at 12.00am CET Practical Skills Testing Process 7 to 8/11/2019 Contract concluded with service provider Cascade Position Allocation 15/11/2019 Contract start date 15/11/2019
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