The Department of Education and Skills is a department of the Irish state with responsibility for education and training. The mission of the Department is to enable learners to achieve their full potential and contribute to Ireland’s economic, social and cultural development.
The Department has a commitment to the improvement of services that can be delivered through the medium of the Irish language.
The Department of Education and Skills (DES) have a requirement to translate all internal documents into Irish and English. To ensure they get the best value for money, this work is put out to tender as part of a framework agreement. There are 2 key demands of any vendor providing translation services for DES; an ability to provide very quick turnarounds for urgent projects, and delivering an exceptionally high level of quality.
Stealth Translations Ltd, were one of the suppliers who had their tender response approved and subsequently were invited to join the framework of suppliers to provide Irish langauge translations to and from English. The reason for choosing Stealth Translations Ltd, was due to the fact that they were able to demonstrate that 64% of all translation projects carried out over the period of a year would be classed as urgent. A translation test was also carried out and met the criteria for quality. Stealth Translations Ltd, were also able to demonstrate that the translators who were approved to work on the framework were of a very high callibre, both in terms of their academic achievements as well as their career translation experience.
To date, DES have benefitted significantly from the translation services of Stealth Translations Ltd with more than 50 projects completely successfully many of which have been highly urgent, important documents for the internal communication within the various departments of DES. They have also benefited at no extra cost, from the technological resources Stealth Translations Ltd have in-house since they had been testing a new resource management system and Stealth Translations, as a vendor were able to provide testing feedback on the new IT system.