Scottish Government Tender for Transcription Services

Scottish Government Tender for Transcription Services

The Scottish Ministers require transcription services on behalf of the Scottish Child Abuse Enquiry.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Audio-visual equipment

2017/S 045-082614

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
G2 8LG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412425678
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://www.publictendersscotland
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Transcription Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Scottish Ministers require transcription services on behalf of the Scottish Child Abuse Enquiry, to provide a real time verbatim transcription of the enquiry’s public hearings and to provide a fully edited transcription of each days proceedings to form part of a permanent record of the inquiry.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of Stenograph services to the Child Abuse Enquiry.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Please refer to these statements when completing section 4B of the ESPD (Scotland).

Statement for 4B 1.1 Statement

List and brief description of selection criteria:

This section refers to section B of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) and covers questions 4B.1-6 of the ESPD (Scotland):

Statement for 4B4 Bidders must demonstrate a Current Ratio of greater than 0.8.

Current Ratio will be calculated as follows: net current assets divided by net current liabilities.

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.

In the event that any tenderer does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the tenderer may still be eligible for consideration where their Tender Submission is supported by a Parent Company Guarantee.

Statement for 4B.3: Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up/started trading.

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.

Statement for 4B.5

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types of insurance indicated below.

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

Public Liability Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP.

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP.

Statement for 4B.6:

Bidders are required to provide adequate assurance of financial strength to successfully complete their contractual obligations, and must submit their 2 most recent sets of annual audited accounts including balance sheets and profit/loss accounts (translated into both GBP and English language if necessary) via electronic link in 4B.6.1 or uploading electronic copies into the general attachments area in PCS-T.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Statement for 4C 1.2.

Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services.

Please note: In PCS-T, responses to 4C.1.2 should be given as a clearly labelled attachment to this question.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 06/04/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/04/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Service type not suited to Lotting.

ESPD will be scored on a pass/fail basis.

Question Scoring Methodology for Award Criteria outlined in invitation to tender:

0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.

2- Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.

4 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.

Bidders must complete the ESPD (Scotland) to demonstrate adherence to the Exclusion and Selection Criteria for this procurement. If there are named subcontractors/technicians upon which the bidder will rely to meet the selection criteria, these named parties must complete and reattach the ESPD Supplier Response Form attached to ESPD questions 2C.1.1 (Technicians) and 2D.1.2 (Subcontractors) on PCS-T. These parties must complete the first 3 sections of the ESPD form, as well as any part of the section 4 selection criteria that the main bidder will rely upon the parties to fulfil. If parties have not yet been identified, this information may be required at a later date. Scottish Government reserves the right to request this information from relevant parties upon whom the main bidder will not rely to fulfil selection criteria.

Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 7794. For more information see:

(SC Ref: 484722).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
G2 8LG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412425678Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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