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Provision of Live Captioning Services

Upcoming Business Opportunities
Subject: Provision of Live Captioning Services
Reference: RFPS-219
Date posted: 10 December 2013

In view of the fact that the official language used for the RFP will be English, this request for expression of interest is published in English only.

Du fait que la langue officielle de cette sollicitation sera l'anglais, cette demande d'expression d'intérêt est publiée uniquement en anglais.

Please note that only those firms considered qualified by the United Nations Office at Geneva for this project will be invited to participate.

Terms of Reference


The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) seeks Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a solicitation it intends to issue for the required services or goods described below.

Vendors interested in fulfilling the above requirements must be registered with UNOG and may wish to visit "UNOG Vendor Registration Process" for full registration information in order to be eligible to participate in any solicitation.

Required services or goods are the following:
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To provide captioning services for the sessions of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, that take place in Geneva.

Captioning refers to a service whereby the verbal proceedings of a meeting are typed in real-time on a large screen in the conference room. It is also requested that the electronic version of the transcripts be shared with OHCHR at every pause, which would be shared with members of the Committee and audience who so request them.

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Specific information (if any) (e.g.: pre-evaluation or pre-requisite criteria, certification, etc.):

  • Transcriber should produce live captions in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish (‘language’).
  • Transcriber will use one of the above languages (as requested) as the source language; the source will include ‘language’ spoken by the speaker and ‘language’ interpreted from non-‘language’ speakers.
  • Captioner should be available ahead of meetings to check that they have remote accessibility
  • A test could be organized as part of the vendor selection process
Please submit your response by returning the form "Expression of Interest Response Form" duly filled in by email to tenders@unog.ch or by facsimile to +41(0)22 917 00 13. Responses must be received no later than 12:00 hours, Geneva time, on 20.12.2013. All responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Please note that this REOI does not constitute a solicitation. UNOG reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time during the REOI process or the solicitation process. Please note that only those vendors considered as qualified by UNOG to provide the required services or goods will be invited to participate.

Tentative bid issuance date: 24.12.2013

Tentative bid response date: 06/02/2014

Tentative contract award date: 18/03/2014