GSA Schedule 738 II: Language Services

GSA’s Language Services Schedule facilitates access to commercial providers of linguists who can supply an array of Language Services, including Translation Services, Interpretation Services, Sign Language and Title III work, and Training Services.

Number of 738 II Contractors for FY 2010:                    118

Reported FY 2010 Sales:                                                     $150,025,413

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Schedule 738 II is comprised of the following categories/SINS:

382 1 TRANSLATION SERVICES – Services include the translation of written, electronic and multi-media material to and from English and native Foreign languages. Materials include but are not limited to: Business, Legal, Medical, Technical, Documents, Braille, Software, Website localization for Internet and Intranet, Video subtitling, captioning, and Transcriptions for Title III Monitoring. Client consultation and Project management services include translation formatting, proofreading, text adaptation, editing, graphic design, and desktop publishing.
382 2 INTERPRETATION SERVICES – Services include the interpretation of oral communication to and from English and native Foreign Languages. Interpretation includes but is not limited to: Simultaneous, Consecutive, Escort, Community, Telephonic and Voiceovers. Interpreter forums may include meetings, conferences, seminars, litigation, briefings, training. Client consultation and project management services provided for scheduling, assignment and logistical coordination of linguist support.
382 3 TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS – Services include customized or standardized off-the-shelf Foreign Language training courses at on and off site locations in classroom, private, semi-private, tutorial and in-country immersion forums. Instructional training for various language proficiency levels and testing is included. Educational material in publication, software, audio and video formats may be provided.
382 4 COMPREHENSIVE LINGUISTIC ANALYTICAL SUPPORT SERVICES (CLASS) – Comprehensive Language Services in support of local, national, or global requirements that support the missions of military, law enforcement, homeland and national security organizations among others. Services include but are not limited to: Collecting, translating/interpreting and delivering mission related data; performing data analysis; cultural consulting; role-playing; Title III monitoring and intercepts; interview support, preparing related reports and assessments; forensic processing; screening/gisting; related project/program management and control for linguist screening and, recruitment; logistical coordination; site supervision and quality control of all related services. Linguists with security clearances are included in the above mentioned services. Services provided under this SIN must include communication from a source language to a target language.
382 5 SERVICES FOR THE VISUAL AND HEARING IMPAIRED – Services under this SIN enhance the accessibility and availability of the spoken and written word by those who are visually and/or hearing impaired. Sign Language Services include ASL/English, Manually Coded English, Pigeon Signed English (PSE), Contact Sign, International Sign Other services include Closed Captioning, Voice-overs, Textbook or Audio Script Translation, Website (HTML) and Online Document Translation with typesetting services, Telephone Services (TDD and TTY), Close-Captioning, Deaf Interpreting, Tactile, and Cued English Transliteration. Braille, Text Adaptation, and Section 508 Compliant Language Services are also provided under this SIN. Products may be offered under this SIN that compliment the services outlined to provide a total solution for full accessibility of all forms of communication.
382 6 Ancillary Supplies and/or Services – Ancillary supplies and/or services are for orders and blanket purchase agreements that complete work or a project that is solely associated with the supplies and/or services purchased under this schedule. This SIN EXCLUDES purchases that are exclusively for supplies and/or services already available under another schedule.Special Instructions: The work performed under this SIN shall be associated with existing SIN(s) that are part of this schedule. Ancillary supplies and/or services shall not be the primary purpose of the work ordered, but be an integral part of the total solution offered. Ancillary supplies and/or services may only be ordered in conjunction with or in support of supplies or services purchased under another SIN(s) of the same schedule. Offerors may be required to provide additional information to support that their proposed Ancillary supplies and/or services are commercially offered in support of one or more SINs under this schedule.
382 99 NEW ITEM TECHNOLOGY – The latest technology in the field of Language Services, including Section 508 compliant services.