11th October 2019

Request for Tenders for Development and delivery of an accredited training programme for Deaf Irish Sign Language interpreters

Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) was established in 2007, through the Citizens Information Board (CIB), and has the mission to promote, advocate and ensure the availability of quality sign language interpretation services.

With the passing of the Irish Sign Language (ISL) Act 2017, national policy now recognises that the lack of sign language interpreters is creating systematic barriers to the provision of inclusive and equitable public and other services for Ireland’s Deaf community.

The National Disability Inclusion Strategy (NDIS) 2017-2021 tasks SLIS to put in place a quality assurance and registration scheme for sign language interpreters and to provide on-going professional training and development for interpreters.

To advance this work, SLIS is now seeking tender submissions for the development and delivery of accredited training, at Level 7 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications Ireland, aimed at current Deaf interpreters and Deaf people interested in becoming Deaf Interpreters.

We expect the contract to commence in December 2019 and to continue to December 2020.

Queries concerning this tender should be emailed to john.stewart@slis.ie before 2 pm on Thursday 7th November 2019, and cc’d to register@slis.ie

  • Closing date for receipt of tenders is 4 pm on 21st November 2019.

Tenders should be emailed to John Stewart (john.stewart@slis.ie) and cc’d to register@slis.ie


Please see Tender document attached below for detail: 

Deaf Interpreter Accredited Training Request for Tenders 241019