Issue details

Award of two Contracts to one provider for a statutory, council-wide Translation and Interpretation Service

Award of two contracts, covering the geographical footprints of Cumberland Council and Westmorland and Furness Council, to a single provider following a procurement exercise.
Contract start date - 1.04.2023
Contract duration - 12 months, with the option to extend for up to 12 months.
There is no guaranteed spend with this project, though the estimated total contract value, including maximum extension, is estimated at £600,000. The value of this contract means that it is fully regulated by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCRs).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Public  -

Decision due: February 2023 by Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive)

Lead member: Customer Services , Transformation and Fire and Rescue

Lead director: Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive)

Department: People

Contact: John Readman, Executive Director (People) Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RD Email:

Relevant Scrutiny Committee / Advisory Board: Scrutiny Management Board


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