City of Asheville Submitted: April 28, 2021 | Updated: May 7, 2021

(April 2021) Request for all City of Asheville, NC bid opportunities/procurement of Translation Services 01/01/20 – 04/16/21

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

Please provide all the bid opportunities/procurement of Translation Services (which may or may not include Interpretation Services) made by the City of Asheville between the dates of 01/01/20 and 04/16/21.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • May 7, 2021 4:00 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: May 7, 2021, 4:00 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for all City of Asheville, NC bid opportunities/procurement of Translation Services 01/01/20 – 04/16/21

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! I’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Have a great weekend!


    Status: Completed
  • April 30, 2021 11:38 am

    6 months ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 30, 2021, 11:38 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for all City of Asheville, NC bid opportunities/procurement of Translation Services 01/01/20 – 04/16/21

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,
    The City has had not had any bid opportunities or contracts for these services, therefore there are no records responsive to this request. However, our Communications and Public Engagement Department has shared the following information that may be of use to the requester.

     

    When the City has used translation services it has been a fee for services rendered to date and, additionally, we use the following interpretation/translation companies:
    Cenzontle LLC Language Coop – their website is https://www.cenzontle.coop/. They are local and until our use of the company below, we used them exclusively to do written and verbal translation at public meetings. It is a fee for services not by a contract.

     

    Through the City Purchasing Dept., CAPE and a few other departments (especially Transportation/Transit) were made aware of a State Term Contract for translation services. We have been using United Language Group (ULG) to assist with our needs along with Cenzontle as we needed an option to do on-the-spot language interpretation for our customer services, transit, etc.

     

    We do not contract with them as the State bids on this term contracts for use by State and local government agencies. Attached is the contract we currently work from at this time. It is a fee for services contract – we pay when we use their services only.

     

    All best,
    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • April 28, 2021 3:40 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 28, 2021, 3:40 PM
    subject: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for all City of Asheville, NC bid opportunities/procurement of Translation Services 01/01/20 – 04/16/21

     

    Good afternoon Asheville City Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again in early-May if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (April 2021) Request for all City of Asheville, NC bid opportunities/procurement of Translation Services 01/01/20 – 04/16/21

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    Please provide all the bid opportunities/procurement of Translation Services (which may or may not include Interpretation Services) made by the City of Asheville between the dates of 01/01/20 and 04/16/21.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • April 28, 2021 3:16 pm

    6 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending