City seeking meeting video services
Parksville is looking for someone to webcast and archive council meetings.
The city posted a request for proposals (RRFPs) for someone to stream video of council meetings on the Internet and are looking at the range of possibilities from simple streaming to complete webcasting, archival and indexing services.
In January, council rejected a staff recommendation to use an Ottawa-based company for the service.
“If we were just looking for streaming services, there are lots of local companies that do that,” city communication officer Debbie Tardiff told The News in January, but no local company provides the indexing service.
Tardiff said that is becoming the norm and she didn’t think people would want to sit through a three hour video to find a single report.
Surprised by the $5,000 a year price tag council decided to send the item out to a request for proposals.
The RFP suggests services such as unlimited webcasts and viewings of live and archived material, viewer statistics, linking agendas to the video and more.
Proposals are due March 23.