Army awards linguistic services contract

July 13, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of the Army has selected Global Linguist Solutions to compete for language interpretation and translation services.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Defense Language Interpretation Translation Enterprise contract has a total value of $9.7 billion.

GLS and five other companies will compete for task orders under the award.

The multiple award is a hybrid contract to provide translation and interpretation services for personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision and other items and any other non-personal services necessary to perform language interpretation and translation services for Force Projection Operations mission area only.

Work under the contract will be performed around the world.

GLS has been providing translation and interpretation services to the U.S. Army in Iraq and other areas in the Persian Gulf region since 2008.

GLS is a joint venture of DynCorp International and AECOM NSP.

DynCorp has a 60-year history supporting and sustaining large-scale personnel deployments in high-threat zones and includes its current experience in recruiting and sustaining more than 3,000 employees, including linguists, in Iraq.

AECOM NSP, through its acquisition of McNeil Technologies, has 21 years of experience in recruiting, deploying and sustaining linguists in various parts of the world, including Iraq.

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