Published date: 22 December 2021

Last edited date: 14 January 2022

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 21 January 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Data supply services - 72319000

  • Library, archives, museums and other cultural services - 92500000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£1 to £500,000

Procurement reference


Published date

22 December 2021

Closing date

21 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

14 February 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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The National Archives (TNA) is seeking to secure for the nation the historical public record of the decisions of the senior courts and upper tribunals by acquiring, through purchase or donation, digital copies of Court Judgments and Tribunal Decisions. These will be preserved for posterity and made available for public access, including, where it is appropriate to do so, by publication as part of a new service on The National Archives website.

The scope of this tender is to acquire digital copies of Court Judgments and Tribunal Decisions, with a particular focus on published judgments. These might be born digital copies of handed down judgments (for example those which have been sent to law reporters or legal publishers by the clerk or judge), digital transcriptions of extempore judgments, or digitised images of the paper records of judgments (including from publications).

TNA wishes to procure multiple, overlapping sets of judgements and tribunal decisions for corroboration purposes. As such, TNA envisages awarding multiple contracts as a result of this procurement exercise, the number of contracts awarded being dependent on the volume and quality of submissions received and on affordability within the total allocated budget of circa £500,000.

Please refer to the attached ITT document for details on how to respond.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Opportunity to supply digital copies of Court Judgments of the Senior Courts to The National Archives

  • Early engagement
  • Published 1 November 2021, last edited 1 November 2021


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