In response to the invitation to suppliers of Speech-to-text solutions to bid for a single framework contract for a speech to text transcription and subtitling cloud service for the Nordic R&E community a number of interested stakeholders have submitted their bids.
The scope for the tender is to secure a speech2text service to fulfil a number of high-level requirements that include subtitling of video files and full integration with the NORDUnet on-premise operated media services, viz., MediaSite, Kaltura, and Panopto. Likewise, transcription of audio and video files, the use of a web-portal for upload and retrieval and use with a generic stable API for integration with university legacy systems for both upload and retrieval of audio and video files will form part of the wishes, and human speech capturing incl. transcription options will also form a natural part of the list of requirements
To evaluate and score the bids according to the criteria laid down in the tender material the project group of representatives from Nordic NRENs DeiC, Sunet, CSC/Funet, Uninett & RHnet will together with NORDUnet spend the coming weeks scrutinizing all the material received and safeguard that the right solution will be identified. The successful bidder will be announced during the month of June 2021.