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Request for Tenders

Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS), established in 2007 through the Citizens Information Board (CIB), and has the mission to advocate for, develop, and make available, quality interpreting services to Deaf people and service providers in Ireland.

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) 2017-2022 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 a training programme for ISL / English sign language interpreting in a medical context. Details of any proposed level of accreditation should reference the National Framework of Qualifications Ireland.

  • Closing date for receipt of tenders is 4 pm on 11th November 2021.
  • Tenders should be emailed to John Stewart (

Queries concerning this tender should be emailed to before 15th October 2021 (2 pm).

If you would like to receive notification of clarification questions and answers, please register your interest by emailing before 15th October 2021.

Please see Request For Tender document attached for detail.


Development and delivery of training programmes for sign language interpreting in specialist areas, and specifically in a medical context (.doc)