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Services - 426343-2019

11/09/2019    S175    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Sound equipment

2019/S 175-426343

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
Postal address: The Scottish Parliament, Procurement Services
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM75
Postal code: EH99 1SP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Emma O'Sullivan
Telephone: +44 1313486620

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Devolved Parliament

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Chamber Sound and Voting

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body would like to appoint a contractor to design, install and maintain a sound and voting system for its debating chamber. The purpose of this PIN is to identify potential service providers in the market who have the relevant experience and capability to deliver this requirement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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: UKM75
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body would like to appoint a contractor to design, install and maintain a sound and voting system for its debating chamber.

At a minimum the system must:

— have integrated audio and voting consoles, with unique user registration, for 129 MSPs,

— allow MSPs to speak and be heard throughout the chamber, vote, request to speak and allow for different audio channels to feed in to each console (e.g. to allow for interpretation),

— be able to integrate with the SPCB broadcasting systems.

The audio and voting data from each console must be capable of being exported to other systems managed by the SPCB.

Audio must be of broadcast quality.

Equipment must be suitable for users with accessibility requirements.

Equipment must enable simultaneous interpretation of parliamentary business within the chamber.

Any suppliers who consider themselves capable of providing this service, or wishing to request further information, are invited to contact. by 25.9.2019.

II.2.14)Additional information

Installation of equipment is to take place in summer 2021.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The SPCB may wish to contact interested bidders to discuss our requirements.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at

(SC Ref: 595217)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: