Capita Translation and interpreting (Capita TI) has been awarded a place on several high-profile frameworks including Crown Commercial Service, Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation, Health Trust Europe, London Procurement Partnership, NHS Commercial Solutions and NHS Shared Business Services.
These frameworks offer a wide range of public sector organisations a fast, easy and competitive route, from which to procure their language services.
Capita TI is the only language service provider to be awarded a place on the Managed Service LOT on all the frameworks, which is recognition of the quality and value they offer public sector organisations.
Public sector organisations able to procure off the frameworks include the National Health Service and Health and Social Care, central government departments and agencies, local government organisations, police and emergency services and registered charities.
Purchasing from one of these frameworks ensures the quality of the provider is assured, and customers can access a wide range of language services, which combine quality and cost efficiencies.
The key benefits of procuring from a framework include industry standards being in place such as ISO27001, ISO9001 and ISO17100:2015 Translation Services Management. Also, the terms and conditions are pre-agreed, pricing standardised and economies of scale realised, which means there are no additional charges. Key service levels and key performance indicators will also have been agreed.
When procuring from a framework, there is a simple call off procedure, which means there is no requirement for organisations to undertake a tender process, avoiding the additional costs associated with it.
Ian Hobbs, Public Services Director at Capita TI said “With a large pool of vetted, qualified and experienced interpreters registered with us, and using technology to enhance the solutions we offer, we look forward to continuing to provide a high-quality service, whilst at the same time driving cost efficiencies via these frameworks”.