6 February 2015
[…] The two failures which had grabbed the headlines – and prompted the review – were the electronic monitoring contracts with suppliers G4S and Serco, and the court interpreters contract with Capita.” […]
Staffing issues relating to the interpreters contract brought “total chaos” to the courts system, according to the Public Accounts Committee in 2012.
A year on from the damning report on its procurement contracts, the Ministry of Justice is getting its house in order, its director of commercial and contract management, Vincent Godfrey, tells Colin Marrs" "And, although he admits serious failings with the interpreters’ framework, in mitigation he pleads: “People neglect the fact that we’ve saved around £12 million a year." “If you look at a league table of who causes disruption to courts, interpreters is negligible,” he says. […]