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The services have been procured in 4 Lots. The services are face to face, telephone and video interpreting services for spoken languages (Lot 1), translation and transcription services (Lot 2), non-spoken language services (Lot 3) and quality assurance of language services (Lot 4).

The services are required across the justice sector, including for all Courts and tribunals in England and Wales and some tribunals in Scotland, as well as for other justice sector bodies.

The services are available to the...

The services have been procured in 4 Lots. The services are face to face, telephone and video interpreting services for spoken languages (Lot 1), translation and transcription services (Lot 2), non-spoken language services (Lot 3) and quality assurance of language services (Lot 4).

The services are required across the justice sector, including for all Courts and tribunals in England and Wales and some tribunals in Scotland, as well as for other justice sector bodies.

The services are available to the Ministry of Justice, executive agencies and its arm's length bodies, other public sector bodies and non-public sector bodies who provide services to the justice sector.

The bodies within the scope of this contract are:

- the Ministry of Justice
- all executive agencies of the Ministry of Justice, whether or not in existence at the date of this notice, including but not limited to the National Offender Management Service, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service, the Legal Aid Agency, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and the Office of the Public Guardian
- all non-departmental public bodies of the Ministry of Justice, whether or not in existence at the date of this notice, including but not limited to the Youth Justice Board, the Parole Board, the Judicial Appointments Commission, the Sentencing Council and Independent Monitoring Boards
- all Police and Crime Commissioners and their forces
- all law enforcement agencies and forces
- other public sector bodies as set out in Annex A
- non-public bodies operating in the justice sector

One supplier has been appointed for each Lot and awarded a contract which has been entered into with the Secretary of State for Justice. The contracts will provide for the Secretary of State for Justice to act as
commissioner of services for the bodies listed above.

The initial term of the contracts is 4 years with options to extend for two further periods of up to 1 year each and a further exceptional extension option for up to 1 further year which can be exercised irrespective of whether the other extension options have been exercised.

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Contract status:

Award notice - awarded

Contract value:

£232M

Contract can renew:

No

Contract type:

Services

Contract sectors:

  • Systems and technical consultancy services
  • Translation services
  • Interpretation services
  • Systems and technical consultancy services
  • Translation services
  • Interpretation services

Contract suitable for SME:

Yes

Contract suitable for VCO:

Yes


Contract notice published:

30 November 2016

Contract tender deadline:

7 March 2016

Contract start:

18 August 2016

Contract end:

30 October 2020

Contract duration:

4 years, 2 months


Contact name:

Simon Cadby

Contact phone:

Language_Services_@Justice.gsi.gov.uk

Contact email:

+44 2033340850


Contract value awarded:

£232M

Contract awarded:

25 May 2016

Supplier name City Region Country SME Award value
Thebigword Limited Yorkshire And The Humber United Kingdom Yes £77.5M *
Clarion (UK) Ltd East Of England United Kingdom Yes £77.5M *
The Language Shop Limited London United Kingdom Yes £77.5M *

*Estimated potential value to supplier based on mean contract value