Language Analysis Services for UK Border Agency
Language analysis (LA) testing is currently used to assist in identifying an asylum applicant’s true place of origin where it is in doubt. LA consists of a telephone interview with a linguistic expert who has first hand knowledge of the country and culture the person claims to be from, and mother tongue comprehension of the stated language.
UK-Croydon: analysis services
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
UK Border Agency
7th Floor Lunar House 40 Wellesley Road
Contact point(s): As above
For the attention of: Lesley Godwin
CR9 2BY Croydon
Telephone: +44 2081960594
Fax: +44 2081964442
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
NUTS code UK
A clear, detailed and reasoned linguistic analysis will include the study of all relevant elements of a person’s speech which, when analysed in the light of objective country information, will provide a determination of the person’s nationality and country of origin.
Following an initial indication, normally within 15 minutes of the interview, a written report, fully compliant with the Courts Practice Directions, will be provided to the UKBA within 72 hours of the interview. A hard copy of the report and three CDs of the interview will follow, posted by recorded delivery.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000,00 and 800 000,00 GBP
This contract is divided into lots: no
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information