The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Awards LSA Exclusive Contract
LSA to exclusively provide Over-the-Phone Interpretation and Document Translation, Web Site Localization services
Horsham, Pa. (October 1, 2009) – Language Services Associates (LSA), a leading provider of premium language-based solutions, announced today it has been awarded an exclusive one-year contract by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide Over-the-Phone Interpretation (OPI) and Document Translation, Web Site Localization services. The contract, formerly managed by Language Line, offers three one-year extensions and has an anticipated value of $4 million per year.
According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, 19.5% of the U.S. population, and an estimated 1,080,279 Pennsylvania residents, speak a language other than English at home. Under the terms of this statewide contract, all Using Agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the Department of Labor & Industry, the Department of Public Welfare and the Department of Health, will have the opportunity to use LSA’s OPI and Translation services to assist their non-English speaking and limited-English proficient (LEP) residents.
As an active vendor on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s multiple award contract for Translation services, LSA is proud to expand its existing relationship. “We are extremely pleased that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has decided not only to continue working with LSA but to award us with its exclusive statewide contract for both OPI and Translation services,” said Laura Schriver, CEO and President, LSA. “We look forward to continuing to serve Pennsylvania’s non-English speaking and LEP residents.”
Founded in 1991 by Montgomery County resident Laura Schriver, LSA has a long history with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The company is proud to provide interpretation and translation services to number of local school districts, courts and hospitals, including Upper Dublin School District, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania and Abington Memorial Hospital. Additionally, many of LSA’s employees and independent contractors live in the state of Pennsylvania, allowing them to bring their familiarity with the area to their level of service.
About Language Services Associates
Since 1991, LSA has been helping facilitate foreign language communication in a variety of settings and industry segments, including healthcare, government, utilities, insurance and financial services. Founded by Laura K. T. Schriver, LSA is committed to providing innovative technology solutions, including Over-the-Phone Interpreting (OPI) with real-time reporting and Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services. With a network of more than 5,000 global linguists, LSA offers exceptional translation and interpretation services to more than 2,000 clients worldwide in over 200 languages. The company delivers a full suite of premium language-based solutions, including OPI, On Location Interpretation, VRI, Translation and Localization, American Sign Language (ASL) and Intercultural Consulting. For more information on LSA, please call 1-800-305-9673 or visit us on the Web at www.lsaweb.com.
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