Government Contract | Wisconsin
Media Captioning Service

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000507116

Bid Title: Media Captioning Service

Agency Bid No. Title: 16-5251

Received Date: 03/08/2016

Close Date: 03/24/2016

Purchase Type: Term:

Delivery Point: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Delivery Date: Not Stated


DoIT is looking to select a vendor or vendors to providecaptioning and transcription services for audio and videomedia content.The University is engaged in teaching and learning viaclass materials, online courses, web content,continuing education, and extension programs, and incorporates enrichingaudio and video contentthrough tools like Kaltura, YouTube, Vimeo, andother technologies. In support of students with disabilities, current laws require accessible content to enable a variety of learning styles. The University is committed to making video and audio files accessible through easy to use, affordable, timely, and high qualityservices fortranscribing and captioning content.The purpose of this contracting process is to providestudents, faculty and staffthroughoutthe University with transcription and captioning services that minimize effort, deliver consistent and high-quality content, andintegrate as seamlessly as possible with content deliverytools like Kaltura.The University is currently using captioning services whereby users login to a vendors website, and are directed to a customer dashboard. On the website users have the ability to upload video or audio files to be transcribed or captioned. When the transcript or caption file is completed, users receive an email update, and can login to the customer dashboard to download the transcript or caption file. We are seeking a similar or improved process.The purpose of this contracting process is to enable users throughoutthe University to leverage an automated workflow process and provide a system that minimizes user effort, delivers a consistent quality of service, and improves accessibility.It is our intention to have multiple vendors on contract, to accommodate the various specializations essential for our diverse instructional content.See Requirements and Specifications (Section 4) and/or Cost Proposal Form (Attachment B) for the minimum acceptable specifications for items/services desired. The estimated item quantities identified on the Cost Proposal Form are for proposal purposes only. The University does not guarantee to purchase any specific quantity or dollar amount. This contract must not be construed as mandatory upon any University campus, State agency or municipality. The University reserves the right to issue separate proposals when deemed in the best interest of the University.

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Product Codes: 96172, 91525

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: University of Wisconsin

State: Wisconsin

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Purchasing Department




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