The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is a public entity and an adjudicative tribunal that, as part of its mandate, holds oral hearings and other events where verbatim transcription and related services are required.
The provision of full verbatim transcription services as required for OEB proceedings within the prescribed timeframes and parameters, as outlined in the RFP, in both Official Languages (English and French) when required.
The term of the assignment is for two (2) years with no extensions.
Purpose and Scope
The OEB the regulator of the Province of Ontario’s electricity and natural gas sectors. The OEB holds oral hearings and other related regulatory events concerning applications or policy setting to set electricity and natural gas rates, for the construction natural gas pipelines or electricity transmission lines, for matters referred to it by the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines or on any other matter appropriately brought to the Ontario Energy Board by application or which the OEB determines that it will hear on its own motion.
The OEB requires verbatim transcription of its proceedings, including the ability to provide service in both Official Languages, when required. On the premises are two hearing rooms and both can be operational at the same time. On rare occasions, there may be a third transcribed event held on or off premises within the Province of Ontario, which means verbatim transcription may be required in up to three locations simultaneously.
Full details are provided in the RFP document which is available only through MERX at www.merx.com or 1-800-964-6379, MERX reference number 150518.