New call for tender for translation services (TRAD23)

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Translation (DG Translation) will soon launch a new call for tenders for translation services:


Translation of EU documents from and into EU official languages with a total of 50 language combinations (lots). DGT looks for highly qualified translation service providers with sufficient capacity. Individuals (submitting joint tenders, for example), organisations and other groups of economic operators can apply. The procedure includes online testing (one linguistic test and one project management test). For each lot a maximum of three contractors will be ranked according to the award criteria (quality mark and price). This ranking is the sequence in which the contractors will be offered assignments during the execution of the contract. The highest ranked contractor should accept all assignments. If the highest ranked contractor fails to accept an assignment, the cascade system will offer it to the next ranked contractor.

Duration: from 1 March 2024 to 28 February 2026, renewable twice for one year each time. Please, refer to the Prior Information Notice for more details.

To provide further information and to allow potential tenderers to ask questions, DG Translation will organise in person information seminars in most EU capitals. The schedule is available on the DG Translation's website.

The first information session will be online.

When? On 6 March 2023, from 14:00 Brussels time.

Where? YouTube (link will be available on the DG Translation's web page early March).

If you have any questions about this call for tender, you may want to contact [email protected] - however, please note that for legal reasons, replies shall be given only after the publication of the Contract Notice, which is foreseen around 1 March 2023.