Acolad scores landmark win with EU DGT

February 28th  2024 –  Following a highly competitive tender, Acolad, the global leader in content and language solutions, has secured a major win with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DGT).

This contract, effective through 2026, with a possibility of two additional annual renewals, further solidifies Acolad’s longstanding relationship with the public, and Bertrand Gstalder, CEO of Acolad, expressed enthusiasm about the win: ‘This is a milestone achievement for us, tripling our engagement with the DGT and affirming our robust presence in the public sector.’

The current tender relates to the translation of EU documents from and into EU official languages, covering a total of 50 language combinations (lots). The vendor selection procedure included online testing for linguistics and project management and resulted in the ranking of three contractors per lot, according to which the contractors will be offered assignments during the execution of the contract. 

Acolad secured 10 leading positions in the ranking plus several (5) secondary ones, after being evaluated on a long list of criteria, the main ones being quality, capacity, and deadline compliance.

We are honored to serve the DGT’s mission to protect the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Union, facilitating transparency, understanding, and the exchange of views,” commented Sylvie Versteylen, VP Europe at Acolad. “We are proud at this recognition of Acolad’s team, which has ensured linguistic quality and service excellence for the DGT for the past 17 years.”

The DGT, with locations in Brussels and Luxembourg, is the largest translation service in the world, with a total production of close to 1 million pages a year. It actively supports the EC by delivering linguistic services (translation, editing, automatic translation solutions, and linguistic advice). 

For further details on the tender, please see here.

MultiLingual Staff
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