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Supplies - 75502-2016

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05/03/2016    S46

United Kingdom-Leicester: Library books

2016/S 046-075502

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Town: Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Louis Blake
Telephone: +44 1162944055

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Please see section II.4
Town: Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Other: local authority services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Books, E-Books and Related Materials.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
ESPO is seeking to establish a multi supplier framework agreement for the supply of books, e-books and other related materials such as the following: — Books — E-books — Maps — Educational Software — CD's — DVD’s — e-Readers and accessories — Video games The existing ESPO framework will expire on 31.8.2016 and ESPO is seeking to re-tender, and replace the existing framework. It is hoped that the replacement Framework will be wider in scope, structure and operation, to reflect market changes. The purpose of this notice is to enable interested parties to engage with ESPO to discuss the products and services currently available in the market, options regarding the structure of the procurement and the anticipated direction of future market developments. To participate in this market consultation please contact Louis Blake on 0116 294 4055 or, by 31.3.2016 — In order to express an interest in tendering for this future opportunity at the relevant time and/or requesting any further information, please see details below and please ensure you refer to instructions and guidance available: (a) Go to (b) (If you are not already registered) Register your company by selecting the ‘Register’ box on the top of the home page, (c) Once registered visit the home page select ‘View Opportunities’ then ‘Search Latest Opportunities', from the ‘Organisation' drop down box select ‘ESPO', click search (options) and select the appropriate opportunity376E_16 — Books, E-Books and Related Materials, (d) Express an interest by selecting the ‘Register Interest’ box at the bottom of the screen. You should receive a notification email confirming your expression of interest, (e) Once fully registered, you should download (e) the tender when it becomes available and you are notified via email. — Interested parties should also note that final submissions must be made only via ProContract, no other submission route is permitted. Failure to follow this path will result in the tender submission being disregarded. All documents pertaining to this opportunity will be available for download via the ProContract portal at the relevant time. Please ensure you are able to download all files after accessing the ProContract portal. If you have any query regarding the content or require further information, please use the discussion tools provided within the website. If you experience any problems with registration or expression of interest, please refer any queries on Portal operation to or telephone +44 1670597136. Note: You will receive email notifications regarding your expression of interest or other important actions on the system. Email alerts may be blocked by your company’s SPAM filter. Please contact your ICT department to ensure that emails from the domain “” are excluded from the SPAM filter “blocked addresses”.As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies and Local Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; Any Public Body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on:
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 000 000 and 8 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22113000 Library books, 64216200 Electronic information services, 92510000 Library and archive services, 79980000 Subscription services, 48160000 Library software package

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot title: 376E_16 Books, E-Books and Related Materials
1)Short description:
Full details will available on issue of Tender.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22111000 School books, 48160000 Library software package, 64216200 Electronic information services, 79980000 Subscription services, 92510000 Library and archive services

3)Quantity or scope:
The value of 6 000 000 GBP is the estimated potential value based on known participating establishments. The value of participation by the wider public sector cannot be calculated accurately or guaranteed — but has nevertheless been incorporated within a range of 6 000 000 GBP to 8 000 000 GBP for the duration.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 000 000 and 8 000 000 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: