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United Kingdom-Leicester: Library automation equipment
Prior information notice
This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.espo.org/
Section II: Object
350_18 Library Solutions and Self Service Technology
ESPO is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement with a number of suppliers for the provision of Library RFID equipment, self-service technology, installation, support and maintenance and associated services. We are also looking to include the scope of library management systems and associated support services to provide our customers with an overall library solution. The key aim of the Framework will be to promote efficiencies and cost savings.
Library RFID Solutions, Self Service Technology and additional services.
This lot requires suppliers to provide library RFID equipment, software, installation, support and maintenance and training. Suppliers must also be able to provide self-service technology and hardware to enable the general public to access libraries during out of hours. Including any additional services to help deliver an efficient library solution.
The Framework Agreement / contract has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.
Library Management Systems
This lot requires suppliers to provide both a hosted or web based 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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined https://www.espo.org/ESPO/media/Documents/FAQs/ESPO-s_powers_to_trade__website_-2016-12-22.pdf) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK:
— Local Authorities,
— Educational Establishments (including Academies),
— Central Government Departments and Agencies,
— Police, Fire and Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services,
— NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services,
— Registered Charities,
— Registered Social Landlords, or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament.
Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281 %29/FAQs/Legal