|RFx ID :||21100678|
|Tender Name :||Telephone Interpreting Services|
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|Open Date :||Friday, 31 May 2019 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 14 June 2019 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Notice of Information (Advance Notice) (NOI)|
|Tender Coverage :||Syndicated Opportunity [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will soon be issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP), which will aim to select a supplier for on-demand and pre-booked telephone interpreting services across New Zealand for government agencies. These services are to support agencies’ communication with people with limited or no English language proficiency, residing in or visiting New Zealand.
We need support for a wide range of languages. The successful supplier will operate a call centre to manage incoming calls. The supplier will need to deliver the total requirements across all languages and meet our quality standards.
This RFP process is part of the Language Assistance Services Project, which is being co-led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Department of Internal Affairs in conjunction with a cross-Government steering group. The Language Assistance Services Project includes telephone interpreting and also may include face-to-face interpreting and document translation services, so we are interested in potential synergies between all of these types of services.
We intend that the new services will replace the existing Language Line telephone interpreting service managed by the Office of Ethnic Communities (which is part of the Department of Internal Affairs).