CPS launches consultation on use of tech to present evidence


The Crown Prosecution Service is consulting with industry on the electronic presentation and preparation of evidence for use in Court.

The engagement comes in advance of a planned procurement exercise focussing on the “temporary installation of Court audio and visual equipment.” According to a notice on the UK government website, the anticipated contract will be worth £500,000 and take place from 2020 to 2023.
To quote the aforementioned website in full, the consultation will look at a “tendering opportunity for the temporary installation of Court audio and video equipment. The aim of this engagement event is to gather industry views about the specification of the tendering opportunity. Evidence presented in Court can often be delivered through the electronic transmission of audio/visual mediums.
“[This is an] open opportunity, meaning that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active. The buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.”
The closing date for the consultation is 27 January 2020.

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