Library Software Tender Carlisle
For the provision of a Unified Library System.
United Kingdom-Carlisle: Library software package
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Cumbria
Contact point(s): in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofcumbria
For the attention of: Claire Gray
CA1 2HH Carlisle
Telephone: +44 1228616212
General address of the contracting authority: www.cumbria.ac.uk
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
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
NUTS code UKD1
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Library Management System (LMS), together with associated resource management applications, is a corporate system. Within the University the LMS is owned and managed by Library and Student Services with support from IT Services. The University has used the Capita (previously Talis and BLCMP) LMS since 1997.
The Library environment has significantly changed in the last decade and with the growing body of born digital and digitised scholarly output academic collections are increasingly becoming more electronic than print. Currently the Library’s electronic journal subscriptions represent 95 % of journal subscriptions; electronic books represent about 50 % of the current collection. Though legacy print collections will remain for the foreseeable future, the move to provision of electronic library resources will continue driven by our e-first policy.
The University is seeking to acquire a Unified Library System which will support this new mixed information economy, effectively manage its electronic resources including metadata and licenses and ensure quality of service provision to the Library’s users. In doing so the key aim is to create more efficient processes and work-flows, and by making these efficiencies ensure services are delivered in a seamless, timely and effective manner and further improve ease of use and accessibility to information for Library users.
Student interaction with the Library will improve through a more responsive system to request, discover and access material. There will be a single search box to access the collection and a single interface to interact with the Library.
The Library is seeking to enter into a contract for an initial period of 5 years from implementation with an option to extend if both parties are in agreement for a further 2 years. Any subsequent extensions to the contract will be agreed by the University of Cumbria and the service provider.
The University is seeking to adopt a Unified Library System that is offered by the vendor as a Software as a Service.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
See tender documents for further details — https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofcumbria
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See financial evaluation model.
Please see tender documents for further details.
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: