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19 Aug 2022

Appointment of a panel of service providers to provide transcription and translation services to the HSRC for a period of three (3) years

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

INVITATION TO BID

BID DESCRIPTION: Appointment of a panel of service providers to provide transcription and translation services to the HSRC for a period of three (3) years

Bid Number: HSRC/08/2022/23

  1. BACKGROUND OF THE HSRC

The HSRC conducts a range of qualitative (e.g. interviews, focus group discussions) and quantitative research (e.g. surveys). Both these methodologies yield rich data which require translation and / or transcription to transform the data into meaningful information resulting in quality research.   

To this end, the HSRC seeks to appoint of a panel of service providers to assist with the (a) translation of various research-related documentation and audio/video files and (b) transcription of audio/video files.

The HSRC was established in 1968 as South Africa’s statutory research agency and has grown to become the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge public research in areas that are crucial to development.

Our mandate is to inform the effective formulation and monitoring of government policy; to evaluate policy implementation; to stimulate public debate through the effective dissemination of research-based data and fact-based research results; to foster research collaboration; and to help build research capacity and infrastructure for the human sciences.

  • EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Preference Points System: 80/20 (Price: 80 and B-BBEE: 20).

NB: The minimum threshold on functionality is 70 points to qualify for further evaluation stages.

  • ACCESS TO BID DOCUMENTS:

Bid documents will be free of charge and available on the HSRC website (www.hsrc.ac.za). Bid documents must be deposited into the HSRC Tender Box at HSRC building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

 NB: The HSRC shares the building with the Department of Social Development.  Bidders are requested to ensure that their proposals are deposited into the correct tender box.

  • Briefing Session date: No compulsory briefing session.
  • Bid closing date: 12 September 2022 at 11:00.
  • Contact Details:

Bid process and document enquiries:

Ms. Ronewa Ramagovhodo ( RRamagovhodo@hsrc.ac.za )