The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has issued an RFP for “specialized media monitoring services in order to bring a regional and national dimension to its press review system and to help implement the communications program of the Communications and Public Affairs Directorate.”
Monitor media on a daily basis, including Saturdays and Sundays, using a list of keywords that is updated regularly and based on CSA announcements, specifically:
- Electronic media, namely English-language and French-language radio and television stations in Quebec and other parts of Canada;
- Print media, namely English-language and French-language dailies and weeklies in Quebec and other parts of Canada;
- General information and space science websites, as well as sites related to space activity (including some that will be provided by the CSA);
- The following specialized magazines: Québec Science, L’Actualité, Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic, Discover Magazine, Popular Science Magazine, Science and Nature.
- Be able to send the press review of the media coverage from Monday to Friday, between 6:30 and 6:40 am in a format accessible on smart phones (e.g. BlackBerry) and tablets (e.g. Dell Surface Pro), with clickable Web links. It should be noted that the Monday press reviews must include weekend articles;
- This daily, personalized press review must include all newspaper articles from the English-language and French-language dailies and weeklies in Canada as well as monitoring notes of radio/TV broadcasts relevant to the Canadian Space Agency’s files and issues and on the basis of the keyword list provided;
The RFP further seeks:
- Media monitoring products in English and French;
- Transcriptions, electronic monitoring notes, copies of articles, audio or video clips as either a regular service or a rush service;
- A media monitoring service on any other subject identified by the Communications and Public Affairs Directorate in a crisis management situation;
- Quantitative and/or qualitative media analyses, in English or French (based on demand) on various subjects identified, on a monthly, annual and ad hoc basis.
Proposals are due by MARCH 15, 2016, and should be submitted to: