Language Services – Translation and Transcription
Ministry of Justice.
Published date: 21 October 2020
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Contract summary
• Translation services – 79530000
Location of contract
Any region
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
21 October 2020
Closing date
23 November 2020
Closing time
Contract start date
29 October 2021
Contract end date
28 October 2025
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (OJEU)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

The procurement is for the provision of translation and transcription services to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), its executive agencies and its arm's length bodies, and any other government body.

The services include the translation of written material and transcription of oral material from a source language into a target language within a specified timescale and format as requested by MoJ entities and other bodies across England, Wales and Scotland.

The scope of services includes:

– Translation of written material from one language to another as text.

– Transcription of audio files, tapes and other electronic media into written and/or electronic text documents in the same or different languages.

Transcription of written documents and/or electronic media into alternative formations such as (but not limited to) braille, easy read, large print, text to audio and typesetting.

Services are anticipated to be contracted for an initial term of 4 years with an option to extend for any period or periods of up to 3 years.

More information
·         Tender Notice
·         MoJ e-Sourcing Portal – Jaggaer (formerly Bravo)
Additional text

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How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

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Closing: 23 November 2020, 12pm