What you need to know
The government of D.C. has identified, vetted, and engaged three vendors in a citywide contract to provide document translation and in-person interpretation services for D.C. agencies:
- ACSI Translations,
- Multicultural Community Service (MCS), and
- TransPerfect Translation International, Inc.
(Note that interpretation refers to the process of converting spoken communication from one language to another, while translation refers to the process of converting written communication between languages. For the purposes of Language Access, one of these languages will always be English.) You can find each vendor’s specific offerings and rates below. If you would like to request a service, your Language Access Coordinator or Language Access Point of Contact can provide you with information regarding your agency’s procurement process and existing purchase orders.