Translation & Interpreting Services NHS/SOEPS/21.830 Invitation to Bid (Requirements 6-7) ITB
Published date: 11 May 2022
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Contract summary
• Translation services – 79530000
• Interpretation services – 79540000
Location of contract
South East
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
11 May 2022
Closing date
10 June 2022
Closing time
Contract start date
1 October 2022
Contract end date
30 September 2025
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (below threshold)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Invitation to Bid 
Sussex Health – Translation and Interpreting Services 2022 (Requirements 6-7) ITB – NHS/SOEPS/21.830

Providers are invited to bid for the provision of Sussex Health – Translation and Interpreting Services 2022 (requirements 6-7):

§ Requirement 6 – Bilingual Advocacy Services
§ Requirement 7 – British Sign Language (BSL) Video Relay Interpreting/Services 

to the specified Sussex Health Organisations from 1st October 2022, for a period of 3 years. The Lead Contracting Authority, NHS Brighton and Hove CCG are leading the procurement of services on behalf of the following organisations (participating authorities):

NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group*
NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group*
NHS West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group*
Sussex NHS Partnership Foundation Trust
Sussex NHS Community Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Sussex Foundation Trust 
East Sussex Hospital Trust 

The purpose of this Invitation to Bid (ITB) is to provide Bidders with sufficient information to enable them to compile a comprehensive Bid, that meets the requirements for the Services for the Contracting Authorities named on this ITB. Sussex NHS Health services have a duty to offer high quality, joined up interpreting and translation services for all service users who require communication support. 

The tender documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

Please note: requirements 1-5 have been procured via an existing framework and are not part of this opportunity. All correspondence will be dealt with solely through this website and correspondence received by other means will not be responded to. Please complete your bid response/s and return via our eTendering Portal: Reference: Sussex Health – Translation and Interpreting Services 2022 (Requirements 6-7) ITB – NHS/SOEPS/21.830. The deadline for submission of bid responses is Friday 10th June 2022 at 5pm.

More information
·         Bidding documents
·         e-tendering portal
Additional text
Please note: NHS England and Improvement have announced that the Sussex Health and Care Partnership, which is made up of all health and care organisations across East Sussex, West Sussex, and Brighton and Hove, has successfully met the criteria to become an Integrated Care System (ICS). An ICS is a way of working across health and care organisations that allows them to work more closely together, to take collective responsibility of the health and wellbeing of populations across large areas. It is not anticipated that the statutory responsibility or accountability of the individual health and care organisations working as an ICS will be affected, save for the expectation that CCG organisations will be abolished, and functions transferred to the ICS. As a result of these intended healthcare reforms, the Contracting Authority, currently NHS Brighton and Hove CCG and NHS East Sussex CCG, may change during the life of the contract.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Sarah Rix
Sackville House, Brooks Close (please send any comms through portal to ensure receipt)

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