Library Solutions and Systems (September 2019) ESPO Tender Closes 15th October

ESPO wish to establish a framework agreement with multiple suppliers for Library RFID equipment, self-service technology (including installation, support and maintenance and associated services) and Library management systems and associated support services.

A PIN 2019/s 115-281582 was published on 18.6.19. Tenders were invited for 350_19 Library Solutions and Systems on the eastmidstenders.org e-procurement portal reference DN415386 (sub by 20.9.19). Due to technical issues, a Contract Notice was not placed. To ensure compliance with PCR 2015 27 (4), the invitation to tender is being re-issued, and the clarification log created re-opened. Tenderers that submitted bids on 20.9.19 may resubmit their bids, re-dated with any updates they wish, taking account of all clarifications published. New tenderers welcome.

Lot 1A: Library RFIDs – This lot requires suppliers to provide library RFID equipment, software, installation, support and maintenance and training. Including any additional services to help deliver an efficient library solution.

Lot 1B: Self Service Technology – This lot requires suppliers to provide self-service technology and hardware to enable the general public to access libraries during non-core hours. Including any additional services to help deliver an efficient library solution.

Lot 2: Library Management Systems and Associated Support Services – This lot requires suppliers to provide both a cloud hosted library management system that will enable that will keep a record of all activity and transactions which occur within the library. Suppliers should also be able to provide any associated hardware, installation, support and maintenance and training. Including any associated services to help deliver an efficient library solution.

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated includes the option period.

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