Transcription Services Tender
The Scottish Ministers require transcription services on behalf of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Law-courts-related administrative services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: 4 Atlantic Quay
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Postal code: G2 8LU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412442217
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry — Transcription Services — On-site and Remote Delivery
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Scottish Ministers require transcription services on behalf of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. A verbatim reporting service is required which will provide a real-time transcript to the Inquiry panel and other team members, along with the legal representatives of core participants, during hearings both in its public hearing venue and by remote delivery online. The edited and corrected version of that transcript will be provided to the Inquiry the following day and become part of the permanent record of the inquiry.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Scottish Ministers require transcription services on behalf of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. To fulfil its Terms of Reference, the Inquiry will hold Public Hearings at its hearing venue and by remote link. At such Public Hearings, a verbatim reporting service is required to provide a real-time transcript to the Inquiry panel and other team members, along with the legal representatives of core participants, during hearings both in its public hearing venue and by remote delivery online. The service provider must be capable of providing secure video conferencing services, providing access and use by customer and approved participants of a secure audio or video conferencing platform and functionality made available by the service provider to the customer and participants for the remote public hearings. The edited and corrected version of that transcript will be provided and become part of the permanent record of the Inquiry.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The contract allows for an extension for up to an additional 12 months between 1 March 2025 to 28 February 2026.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
Financial Ratios (ESPD 4B6) — Bidders must demonstrate a Current Ratio of 1 (one) or more.
Current ratio will be calculated as follows: net current assets divided by net current liabilities.
Bidders must have in place the following minimum insurance levels:
— public liability insurance (in the sum not less) — GBP 1 000 000,
— professional indemnity insurance (in the sum not less) — GBP 1 000 000
— employer’s liability insurance — GBP 5 000 000.
Such insurance must be maintained for the duration of the contract and for a minimum of 5 years following the expiry or termination of the contract.
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 16942. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
The contracting authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:
The contracting authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:
Not suitable due to the nature of these services.
Postal address: 27 Chambers Street
Postal code: EH11LB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312252525Internet address: https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/the-courts/court-locations/edinburgh-sheriff-court-and-justice-of-the-peace-court
An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under Public Contracts (Scotland)
Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: