SCHEDULED OUTAGE ADVISORY: On Saturday, October 19th, 2019 scheduled facilities activities will result in an all-day outage of most online services on the First Judicial District's website.

Procurement Department

Located in 368 City Hall, the Procurement Unit continually strives to uphold an established and uncompromising Mission: to ensure that all the customers' needs are satisfactorily addressed with congenial and attentive service through the expeditious delivery of quality goods and services at the most economic prices available. To achieve its objectives, the Procurement Unit coordinates the purchase of supplies, equipment, and services for all Courts and departments throughout the First Judicial District.

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Invitation to Bid (ITB) Digital Transcription Services

You are invited to submit a bid for Digital Transcription Services for Philadelphia Family Court in accordance with the attached Invitation to Bid (ITB).

All proposals must be submitted in five (5) copies to: Digital Transcription Services - Philadelphia Family Court ITB, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Procurement Unit, Room 368 City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.

Bids must be received in a sealed envelope at the above address no later than 3:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time), October 25, 2019. Late proposals will not be considered regardless of the reason.

All questions should be submitted in writing to the attention of Karleen N. Flowers, Procurement Unit, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Room 368 City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, Fax: (215)683-7942 or via email to THE DEADLINE FOR VENDORS’ QUESTIONS IS 3:00 P.M., October 16, 2019. Answers to any questions raised will not be official until verified, in writing, by the issuing office. In addition, all official updates and/or information related to this solicitation will be posted on the FJD's website at

It is anticipated that evaluation of all bids received and selection of the Vendor will be completed as soon as possible. All vendors will be notified accordingly.

Pertinent dates And information are As follows:

Document: Invitation to Bid (ITB) Digital Transcription Services ITP

Posting Date: 10/2/2019

Proposals Due: Proposals must be submitted no later than 3:00 P.M., on 10/25/2019.

Written Questions Due: Written questions must be submitted no later than 3:00 P.M., on 10/16/2019

Vendors questions and answers: Pending

All documents are in Adobe PDF format.

The latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader software is required to view, print and search PDF documents.

Please download this free software from the Adobe Acrobat Web site.

Please note that the Philadelphia Courts does not provide Technical Support for Acrobat Reader Software. For technical support, please contact Adobe.

For general Court information, contact (215) 686-7000.


Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Holidays: Closed