The Ministry of Justice is organizing a rapid and limited public auction to create an integrated informatics system for the audio recording of court sessions. The estimated value of the contract exceeds EUR 6.2 million, which will come from the state budget, according to an announcement by the Electronic System of Public Acquisitions. According to the ministry, a limited and quick public auction is being held due to the “legal obligation and the need to implement the project by the end of 2010.” The final term specified for meeting the contract is five months from the date it is awarded.
The audio system should offer digital support for recording sessions from all law courts in Romania. These will subsequently be transcribed, an anti-corruption measure intended to increase transparency in the legal system. The integrated digital recording system will be installed in 672 courts of law and 241 council rooms. The criteria for taking part in the public auction include the requirement that the participant’s average turnover during the past three years – 2007, 2008 and 2009 – be at least RON 11.05 million (in excess of EUR 2.6 million).The task book also stipulates that bidders should take into account the fact that the Ministry of Justice uses Microsoft technology. “The project will need to interface with Microsoft technological platforms (operation systems, Office and database administration system) so participants must consider this particularity in formulating the solution,” states the document. The deadline for receiving offers and participation applications is June 26. Offers will be opened on June 30.