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CONCORD is looking for translators


CONCORD regularly calls on consultants to support us in performing various key tasks. Where the cumulative amount of the services provided by a single consultant exceeds €5,000 per year we like to work within the framework of a four-year contractual agreement. If you are interested in such a collaboration please keep reading to discover all the areas of expertise that we require for the smooth running of our member-led confederation devoted to sustainable development and the alleviation of poverty world-wide.

CONCORD is looking for Translators/Copy-Editors in:

  • English/French (and/or Vice-Versa)

  • English/Spanish (and/or Vice-Versa)

  • Spanish/English (and/or Vice-Versa)

Our requirements:

  • Interest  in the NGO sector, development policy issues and EU affairs;

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the field of expertise

  • Cultural sensitivity;

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written), other languages.

  • Well-organised, collaborative  and communicative

Your offer should include:

  • a proposal outlining your relevant expertise and how you will approach this collaboration.

  • CV and cover letter

  • The period of the agreement(four years),

  • Your fees per word  except for the following areas of expertise:

    • Per hour for Interpreters

    • Per page and/or hour for Copy-Editors

  • Any reductions for volume of work  over a certain period and, where appropriate, we will allow for increases in rates relative to inflation.

  • The details of any taxes to be included;

  • Our Criteria for exclusion from this call for tenders (Cf Annex)

  • A declaration on honour:

    • If you are a company, we require a Declaration on honour attesting to the firms economic and financial  viability

    • If you are an individual, please state:
      I trade as an individual, and do not manage a registered company; other than submissions to the relevant tax authorities, there are therefore no statutory accounts for my consultancy work.  I am happy to submit to CONCORD the accounts submitted to tax authorities on request.

To Apply:

Please send your proposal to with in copy by August, the 7th 2017 at 17:00 CET with the following heading in the email subject-line: CONCORD - Translators . The call will be open from the moment of publication on July, the 10th 2017.

For any questions please call : 02 743 87 60

Final Decisions

  • CONCORDs choice of service provider will not be made solely on the basis of price. It will be based on a detailed analysis of the particulars relating to both the service provider (competence, previous experience, etc.) and the anticipated services (cost, quality, timelines, etc.).

  • If your overall offer is accepted, a framework agreement setting out all the details will be signed between CONCORD and your company.

  • Signing the Framework Agreement shall not bind CONCORD to call on the services of the service provider who is a signatory to the said Agreement.

Please note:  Pursuant  to  Article  4.2  of  Annex  IV  (Contracts  for  amounts  under  €200,000)  of  the  contract  between CONCORD and its co-financer, the European Commission, CONCORD must follow the rules for a negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice and must consult at least three service providers of its choice before negotiating contract terms with one or more of them. The total sum of the different contracts, therefore, cannot under any circumstances exceed €200,000. Naturally, this by no means implies that CONCORD here undertakes to issue contracts amounting to the €200,000 total.