Cornwall Council Fiche Scanner Contract

Cornwall Council Fiche Scanner Contract

Planning has at least 500,000 Microfiche slides with planning records dating back to 1947.

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Scanning services – 79999100

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract

£45,000

Procurement reference

CORNWALL001-DN585000-63131672

Published date

1 December 2021

Closing date

17 December 2021

Closing time

11:59pm

Contract start date

22 January 2022

Contract end date

22 January 2024

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

No

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

Planning has at least 500,000 Microfiche slides with planning records dating back to 1947. These are scanned and converted to digital copies as required for property searches, but the slides are getting old, and many are deteriorating quite rapidly.
Currently the scanner used is a manual one which requires each image to be located by hand, a rectangle drawn arounds the image and then for each image to be scanned individually. There may be around 20 images on each slide, so about 10 million images to scan in total. This is many decades of work.
Cornwall Council is the largest planning authority in the Country and as such has more planning records than most other authorities.

 

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Jo McCabe

Address

County Hall
Treyew Road
Truro
TR1 3AY
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44 1872224248

Email

jmccabe@cornwall.gov.uk

Website

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk