TED, OPP, ESPD, tender documents, EU public procurement, performance specifications, tender material, open procedures, competitive tendering and contests.
As translators, we are often involved in translating performance specifications, as well as questions and answers relating to the tender. The actual tender framework may be in an ESPD (European Single Procurement Document), but the nitty-gritty preferably has to be translated so that the tenderer can put together a precise and adequate bid.
We can also assist with interpreting if an applicant or bidder wishes to take part in a Q&A session or an information meeting concerning the procedure.
Although there is a fixed framework for bids – Europe-wide at any rate – our translations of tender material deal with all kinds of technical aspects. By their very nature such matters involve detailed descriptions, which call for precise translation.