Language services

FOI request reference: CAS-67788-J9J3V1
Publication date: April 2021

Outcome
Information provided.

Request and response
1. Are you on any of the below frameworks for language services (face to face interpreting spoken and non-spoken, telephone and video interpreting and translation) if so which one?

  • Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO)
  • London Procurement Partnership (LPP)
  • NHS SBS
  • North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO)
  • NOECPC
  • Health Trust Europe (HTE)
  • Crown Commercial Services (CCS)

The National Archives is not ‘on’ any frameworks, but often uses Crown Commercial Service framework to procure products and services.

2. If you are not on any of the above frameworks, please confirm how you are accessing services.
Procurement routes are determined on a case by case basis, depending on the requirement.

3. What is the expiry date/s of your current language services contracts including telephone interpreting, face to face interpreting spoken and non-spoken and translation?
N/A – we do not have any current contracts of this type.

4. Who is your current provider for each of these services?
N/A – we do not have any current contracts of this type.

5. What was the spend by year for the last 2 financial years (2018 and 2019) in total and broken down by service

  • Telephone Interpreting
  • Face to Face Interpreting
  • British Sign Language
  • Translation
  • Total
Amount spent on language services at The National Archives
Language service 2018 FY 2019 FY
Telephone Interpreting £0 £0
Face to Face Interpreting £0 £0
British Sign Language £0 £0
Translation £0 £143,453
Total £0 £143,453

6. What are the top ten languages requested over the last year?
N/A – no translation services have been procured in the past year.

7. Who is the Contract Manager and Senior Responsible Owner in regard to language services?
There is no nominated contract manager or SRO specific to language services. Darren Austin is the Head of Procurement, Project Delivery and Contract Management.