Call for expressions of interest
Interpretation-related services in the Council of Europe field offices
The Council of Europe (CoE) is an intergovernmental organisation with 47 member countries and has its headquarters in Strasbourg (France). Founded on 5 May 1949, the CoE seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals. Further information is available at: http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/call-for-tenders
The Council of Europe is seeking highly qualified, experienced and specialized interpretation service providers for the provision of interpretation services and equipment during meetings relating to its cooperation and technical assistance activities in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzigovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Russia, Serbia, Tunisia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine
The services to be provided consist mainly in providing the sound system, the simultaneous interpretation system, earphones, portable microphones and technical services as well as simultaneous and consecutive interpretation services from one official language of the Council (English or French) into the language(s) of the country or of the regional programme, at meetings organized in the country or during study visits outside the country, and may also include audio recording services of meetings and the provision of recordings on CDs.
For the purposes of implementing the contract, service providers will be required to pay due care to the lawful transfer of intellectual and industrial property rights.
Participation in this call for tenders is open to companies (with or without subcontractors) that are experienced providers of interpretation services.
If your company wishes to tender, to obtain the complete tender file please send an e-mail to: email@example.com by mentioning the reference in the subject of the message: ref 2014AO28/INTERPRETATION.
Your e-mail must reach us by 9 June 2014 and must include the following details: e-mail address, postal address and telephone number of the person(s) to contact.
The deadline for the submission of bids is 7 July 2014.
Pursuant to an award, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.
The procurement for the contract will be conducted in accordance with the Council of Europe procedures as set out in tender documents and applicable internal legal instruments of the Council of Europe. No other procurement procedures will apply. In submitting this form, the Council of Europe does not waive the privileges and immunities granted to it by virtue of the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe and its Protocols, and in particular Article 21 - Disputes - of the General Agreement.
Language in which tenders or requests to participate shall be drawn up - English.