Sign Language Interpreting Service: Request for Tenders

Evaluation of SLIS NDIS actions and projects

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 with

  • Extending the hours of Irish Sign Language (ISL) remote interpretation service to evenings and weekends.
  • Increasing the number of trained Sign Language and Deaf Interpreters,
  • Putting in place a registration and quality assurance scheme for interpreters, and
  • Providing on-going professional training and development.

To advance this work, the SLIS board is now seeking tender submissions for the Evaluation of SLIS NDIS actions and projects.

  • Closing date for receipt of tenders is 4 pm on 6th December 2021.
  • Tenders should be emailed to John Stewart (

Queries concerning this tender should be emailed to before 25th November 2021 (2 pm).

If you would like to receive notification of clarification questions and answers, please register your interest by emailing before 25th November 2021.

Please see Request For Tender document attached below for detail.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
11th Nov, 2021
Expiry Date
6th Dec, 2021