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Interpreting, Translation and Transcription Framework Agreement




Contractors will provide comprehensive spoken language interpreting services, document translation and the transcription and translation from word documentation or electronic media into word documents, to fulfil the current and evolving needs of the collaborative partners.

What is in scope?

The scope of the framework for interpreting and translation services is details as follows:

Interpretation – spoken word to

  • translation services including, written to written from and into English
  • transcribing written word into various languages and sensory dialects

What is out of scope?

Who is this available to?

Central government sector

Link to advertisement

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the framework agreement to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so. Entitlement can be established from the terms of the advert (attached) and guidance on this can be found in annex A of Scottish Government guidance on Framework Agreements. If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.


  • improve quality and coverage of service delivery, measured against clear and consistent Key Performance Indicators
  • sharing of knowledge and best practice
  • efficiencies in process and reduced duplication of procurement effort
  • efficiencies in process and reduced duplication from implementation of statement billing

Current status

Start date

12 November 2013

End date

11 November 2017

Further details

Contact and feedback to:

Kath Cowan - Senior Portfolio Specialist

Tel 0141 242 0129

Contract Supplier(s)

Global Connections (Scotland) Limited (ranked 1st)
3rd Floor 180 Hope Street
G2 2UE
David Orr 

Interpretation 0141 352 5663
Translation and Transcription 0141 352 5668

Global Language Services
64 Darnley Street
G41 2SE
George Runciman
Glasgow - 0141 429 3429
Edinburgh - 0131 220 0115

(Global Connections (Scotland) Limited should be approached in the first instance and only if they are unable to meet your requirements, should an approach be made to Global Language Services)

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