The Norwegian Police announced a framework agreement for interpreting services on February 3, 2020. The contract, which appears to be the first on a national level for the police, is worth an estimated NOK 140m (USD 15m).
Although purchasing power is consolidated with the Norwegian Police Service, the framework is divided into 12 subcontracts, one per county. The potential value of each individual subcontract varies by county.
The tendering out of this framework agreement marks a departure from past practice, when individual counties would announce their own contracts for interpreting services.