And So It Begins: thebigword Takes Over From Capita TI
The transition of one of the world’s largest language service contracts is well underway. The contract for providing interpretation and translation services to the UK’s Ministry of Justice—whose woes have been covered widely in the press and have led to a government inquiry by the UK’s Comptroller and Auditor General—is being transitioned from Capita TI to Leeds-based language service provider (LSP) thebigword.
In a public announcement in August 2016, the Ministry of Justice pegged the value of the contract, which runs until October 2020, at GBP 232.4m (USD 289m). Other news sources set the value at roughly half that.
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