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Saturday, April 8

  1. page Procurements edited ... The contract will be for 5 years with the option to extend for 2 years subject to satisfactory…
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    The contract will be for 5 years with the option to extend for 2 years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
    Procurements in process
    Oxfordshire
    Oxfordshire County Council. Libraries Management System
    From the tender notice (April 2017)
    "The intention is for the Council to award a 5.5 year contract to commence 18.9.2017, with the option for a maximum extension in aggregate of 3 years with each extension to be a minimum of at least 1 year. Estimated value range between 480,000and 600,000
    "The Council seeks a replacement Libraries Management System (LMS) which incorporates the following attributes:
    The new LMS will underpin all aspects of the book lending and Audio/Visual (AV) hire service: from ordering, receipting and invoicing, through cataloguing and stock management, to all aspects of the lending operation, including financial transactions.
    The LMS will offer a public-facing mobile and web interface for customers to join the library, view the catalogue and reserve and renew items in their accounts.
    The LMS will need to interface with Bibliotheca's SmartServe kiosks and their Open+™ solution, the Solus app and provide authentication for eBook and eAudio services. It will also need to provide data extracts for Collection HQ.
    The LMS must provide an interface to a booking system for Public Access PCs and a hosted central printing service.
    The system must have the capability to offer different levels of access for users, and interface with the Council's systems.
    The LMS is expected to be hosted by the successful supplier."
    From a prior notice
    Market testing- Market awareness day
    10:00 Monday 7.11.2016 at County Hall New Road Oxford OX1 1ND
    "The aim of the day is to inform suppliers of the opportunity to tender for a Library Management System (LMS) to replace the existing Service which is provided through Axiell and uses their OpenGalaxy product.
    The existing LMS contract expires in March 2018 and the Council is seeking to establish a more detailed understanding of current LMS offerings from suppliers and the potential route to market for such a service. (e.g. open procedure, direct award, part of a consortium, etc.)
    This early notification will help shape a formal procurement which is targeted to be undertaken in 2017 and conclude in sufficient time to enable a successful transition to the new LMS in advance of the of current contract's expiry date."

    Libraries North West (Stockport, Manchester etc )
    Unstaffed libraries technology "Open Libraries"
    Soft market testing for libraries in the North West. March 2017
    "Stockport Council on behalf of libraries in the North West is considering options for an open library technology system by means of this soft market testing exercise. We want to hear from any suppliers that could provide this service for North West authorities. Stockport is intending to install open library technology in five libraries initially but with the intention of rolling it out to others in the future. Manchester Libraries are looking to install the system in three libraries during 2017. Most of the other North West authorities are also considering the technology."
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    From the invitation to tender March 2017
    "LCC is keen to explore all options or solutions that are currently available in the market, for a Library Management Systems (LMS) for the Council’s Neighbourhood Services Team. LCC at present are not fully aware of what strategic options currently exist in the market as options to them thus, even though the business requirements are known, the responses to this Soft Market Test will enable LCC to re- evaluate their current situation and determine the specification and implications for the relevant service provision.
    Oxfordshire
    Market testing- Market awareness day
    10:00 Monday 7.11.2016 at County Hall New Road Oxford OX1 1ND
    "The aim of the day is to inform suppliers of the opportunity to tender for a Library Management System (LMS) to replace the existing Service which is provided through Axiell and uses their OpenGalaxy product.
    The existing LMS contract expires in March 2018 and the Council is seeking to establish a more detailed understanding of current LMS offerings from suppliers and the potential route to market for such a service. (e.g. open procedure, direct award, part of a consortium, etc.)
    This early notification will help shape a formal procurement which is targeted to be undertaken in 2017 and conclude in sufficient time to enable a successful transition to the new LMS in advance of the of current contract's expiry date."

    Newcastle City Libraries
    (Current LMS Vendor or is Axiell)
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    6:37 am
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Friday, March 24

  1. page Procurements edited ... The contract will be for 5 years with the option to extend for 2 years subject to satisfactory…
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    The contract will be for 5 years with the option to extend for 2 years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
    Procurements in process
    Libraries North West (Stockport, Manchester etc )
    Soft market testing for libraries in the North West. March 2017
    "Stockport Council on behalf of libraries in the North West is considering options for an open library technology system by means of this soft market testing exercise. We want to hear from any suppliers that could provide this service for North West authorities. Stockport is intending to install open library technology in five libraries initially but with the intention of rolling it out to others in the future. Manchester Libraries are looking to install the system in three libraries during 2017. Most of the other North West authorities are also considering the technology."
    Leicestershire
    Soft Market Test Library Management System Leicester City Council
    From the invitation to tender March 2017
    "LCC is keen to explore all options or solutions that are currently available in the market, for a Library Management Systems (LMS) for the Council’s Neighbourhood Services Team. LCC at present are not fully aware of what strategic options currently exist in the market as options to them thus, even though the business requirements are known, the responses to this Soft Market Test will enable LCC to re- evaluate their current situation and determine the specification and implications for the relevant service provision.

    Oxfordshire
    Market testing- Market awareness day
    (view changes)
    7:42 am
  2. page Procurements edited ... The contract will be for 5 years with the option to extend for 2 years subject to satisfactory…
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    The contract will be for 5 years with the option to extend for 2 years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
    Procurements in process
    Oxfordshire
    Market testing- Market awareness day
    10:00 Monday 7.11.2016 at County Hall New Road Oxford OX1 1ND
    "The aim of the day is to inform suppliers of the opportunity to tender for a Library Management System (LMS) to replace the existing Service which is provided through Axiell and uses their OpenGalaxy product.
    The existing LMS contract expires in March 2018 and the Council is seeking to establish a more detailed understanding of current LMS offerings from suppliers and the potential route to market for such a service. (e.g. open procedure, direct award, part of a consortium, etc.)
    This early notification will help shape a formal procurement which is targeted to be undertaken in 2017 and conclude in sufficient time to enable a successful transition to the new LMS in advance of the of current contract's expiry date."

    Newcastle City Libraries
    (Current LMS Vendor or is Axiell)
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    3:44 am

Monday, February 27

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    "London Libraries Consortium Development Project, including the procurement of a new Library Management System.The LLC now wants to take a more proactive role in shaping the delivery of forward lookingand innovative library services in London. Key to that ambition is the procurement ofa new Library Management System (LMS) that can meet the current and futureneeds of the partner local authorities. Havering Council, as lead authority for the LMS contract, wishes to appoint a consultant to help the LLC reach its ambitions and to procure new library management technology. This is a high profile piece of work that is expected to involve at least 12 local authorities across London (and beyond); which will need to be completed, including full implementation of the new LMS in all the partner authorities, by April 2018.
    The implementation phase will require the consultant to implement the new LMS system,working alongside technical staff employed in each of the member boroughs. The consultant will also be expected to work collaboratively with lead officers for library services from each of the local authorities in the LLC who have confirmed that they wish to be involved in the procurement process. The consultant will be expected to work closely with the Chair of the LLC and other LLC members to promote and develop the organisation, extend its leadership role in London (and beyond) and encourage new members to join the LLC.
    Awards (more detail)
    Gateshead Libraries
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    vendor is Capita)Capita). Selected Capita February 2017
    Award notice
    Value: £98,964 GBP 3 year contract

    From the invitation to tender notice
    Gateshead Council require a fit for purpose replacement for its existing Library Management System. The replacement system must be live by the time the current contract expires on 30.9.2017. Gateshead Council's library service consists of 11 ‘core’ Council libraries, a mobile library, 5 libraries run by volunteer associations, and a readers at home service provided by RVS, for Gateshead residents unable to access a local library. In addition we have a thriving offer for children and young people, and a popular events programme including a good range of author visits, which over 60 000 people attend each year. Our online service is well established and we currently issue around 10 000 e-books and e-audio books each year.
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    SELMS (Consortium)
    (Current Vendor is Civica)
    Did not do a formal procurement proce-stayed with Civica
    Supplier engagement day notice
    From the notice: 16 September 2015
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    The Supplier Engagement Days will be held on 15.10.2015, 20.10.2015, and 22.10.2015 at The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead's Council Offices.
    The information gathered at the Supplier Days will be used to assist in selecting a procurement route to market.
    Awards (more detail)
    Scottish Consortium of Public Libraries (SCoPL)
    Angus
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    3:18 am
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    Capita
    Alto/Prism
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    Upgrade (after EEC tender) February 2017
    Stayed with Capita 2017

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    Yes
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    3:12 am
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    Vendor(s) being replaced
    Value
    Gateshead
    Capita
    February 2017
    £98,964 (3 yr contract)

    Scottish Consortium of Public Libraries (SCoPL)
    Angus
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    3:10 am

Thursday, February 16

  1. page Shared Services edited ... Initial estimated total value of the contract: £345,000 (GBP) Presentation on the consortium-…
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    Initial estimated total value of the contract: £345,000 (GBP)
    Presentation on the consortium- September 2015 given at the National Acquisitions Group (NAG) conference {Black_Country_Libraries_shared_LibrarySystem_Sept2015_NAGconference.pdf}
    Bedfordshire and Luton
    (Use the Axiell (was DS) Galaxy Library Management System)
    Bedford Borough
    Central Bedfordshire
    Luton Culture (left 2015?) and joined the London Libraries Consortium)
    EMLIB
    Selected SirsiDynix in May 2014)
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    Kingston
    Lewisham
    Luton Culture
    Merton
    Newham
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    3:04 am

Friday, December 23

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    Nottinghamshire
    Inspire is a new, independent charitable organisation, set up to deliver great cultural services in Nottinghamshire from 2016.
    County
    Intellident
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    9:01 am
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    currently consists of: (but is open to other authorities joining at a later stage).
    All 5 authorities will migrate to the new system during 2014-15.
    Nottinghamshire, "Inspire is a new, independent charitable organisation, set up to deliver great cultural services in Nottinghamshire from 2016".
    Nottingham City "Inspire is a new, independent charitable organisation, set up to deliver great cultural services in Nottinghamshire from 2016".
    Leicestershire
    Derby City
    (view changes)
    8:57 am

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