Crescent Purchasing Consortium Library Resources Framework
The framework has been split is split into 4 Lots as follows: Lot 1 – Library Books and Associated Services;
Lot 2 – Library E-Books and Associated Services.
United Kingdom-Salford: Library books
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Crescent Purchasing Consortium
Technology House, Lissadel Street
For the attention of: Keeley Blackburn
M6 6AP Salford
Telephone: +44 1619740945
General address of the contracting authority: www.thecpc.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cpc/aspx/Home
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
CPC Member Institutions and North West Universities Purchasing Consortim (NWUPC)
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 11 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The framework will include the provision of books, e-books, journals / periodicals, e-journals, audio books, audio summaries, library discovery services and associated services to CPC members.
This is a re-tender of our Library Resources framework which was originally let in April 2012 and spend through the existing framework from May 2012 to April 2016 was just in excess of 11 000 000 GBP.
We expect this level of business to be maintained however there is no guaranteed expenditure on this agreement. The competitiveness, level of service offered and marketing effort in the resulting Agreements will be a large factor in determining how many Institutions support the contract. CPC are looking for Suppliers who will actively promote and market the agreement.
The purpose of this framework agreement is to give EU cover and allow CPC members and other bodies to purchase at a substantial and demonstrable discount relative to the marketplace throughout the term of the framework agreement. The framework terms should apply to all eligible users of the framework agreement.
The estimated framework value is about 11 000 000 GBP over a 4 year period and the framework has been split is split into 4 Lots as follows:
Lot 1 — Library Books and Associated Services;
Lot 2 — Library E-Books and Associated Services;
Lot 3 — Journals / Periodicals, E-Journals and Associated Services;
Lot 4 — Library Discovery Services.
It is a requirement of the Tender that the selected supplier(s) extend the terms to all eligible Institutions and Consortia, as defined by the CPC including further education colleges/institutions, universities, sixth forms, academies, schools, museums and other similar organisations.
The tender is also available for Higher Education institutions via our colleagues in other Consortia. As per our joint contracting programme other bodies that could potentially be interested in accessing the agreement include NWUPC (North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium). CPC reserves the right during the period of this agreement to make additions to or subtractions from the list of participating Institutions and Consortia. The right is also reserved to negotiate the inclusion of other users who are outside the main scope of this Framework Agreement.
Current member details are available per region from the following link:
Future members of the CPC will be from the education sector, the majority of whom will be on the open access EduBase public portal:
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
22113000, 79995000, 48161000, 22200000, 92511000, 48160000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: