(Originally Posted on April 26, 2016)
K International (my company and a long standing ALC member) has been awarded a 4 year 250 language contract by the UK Government to provide language and transcription support services. The contract is called RM1092 and helps all local and central Government to meet their language goals and service the increasingly diverse UK population.
Using the huge economies of scale associated with a deal like this the contract delivers savings year on year, security cleared personnel, secure exchange of documents 24/7/365, dedicated account management, real-time management information and services in 250 languages.
It’s an interesting time for our industry. With the current negative press coverage around the UK Public Sector Language Services Industry I’m pleased that we’ve been given the opportunity to improve the service. We’re continuing with our plan of continuously innovating the service, adding value and investing in the language industry as we move forward.
Our Government Translation Services are presently used by the majority of UK Government Departments and this deal is a natural extension of our current corporate strategy.
The contract is valued at around $14.5M.