Library Stock

Library Stock

Framework 376F
Status: Active

This framework is designed primarily for use by Local Authority or School Library Services with a requirement for the supply of ‘shelf ready’ library stock serviced to individual specifications, by suppliers who offer additional facilities such as EDI integration and stock selection.
 
This framework offers the supply of adult and children’s library stock, including fiction, non-fiction, curriculum material, CDs and DVDs, and foreign language materials.
 
Flexibility within the framework allows customers to set up whatever stock selection and supply arrangements they require, supported by comprehensive bibliographic and reader development services. All suppliers offer stock ‘servicing’ and can support RFID.
 
Framework 376E (Books and Related Materials) is likely to be more suitable for single educational establishments, or for customers with a requirement for e-books and audiobooks. Please contact ESPO if you are unsure which framework is best suited to your needs.


 

ESPO’s framework agreement offers a simple and effective way to establish supply arrangements for serviced library stock. The framework is available for use by all public and not-for-profit organisations in the UK, including local authorities, library trusts, universities and community organisations.
 

The framework is available for use nationally throughout the UK by most public
sector and not-for-profit bodies in the UK including, but not limited to…

  • Local authorities
  • Schools, academies and higher education (including universities)
  • School library services
  • Community trusts and voluntary library service providers
  • Police and emergency services
  • NHS and HSC bodies
  • Central government departments and their agencies
  • Registered charities

What are the benefits of using this framework?

  • EU and UK compliance: This framework is already compliant with the relevant EU and UK procurement regulations. ESPO has already done the procurement work, so there’s no need to run a full EU tender.
  • Choice of suppliers: The framework includes all the main UK suppliers of library materials, who have all been assessed for their suitability, their experience and their ability to offer all the relevant specialist support.
  • It’s free! You will not be charged for using this framework.
  • Flexibility: The framework and allows you to set up whatever stock selection and supply arrangements you require, supported if you wish by comprehensive bibliographic and reader development services. All suppliers offer stock ‘servicing’ and can support RFID.
  • Pre-agreed conditions: No need to worry about what terms and conditions to use – they’ve all been pre-agreed under the framework, providing safeguards to underpin all orders placed.
  • Professional procurement support: ESPO is always on hand to offer help should you require it. Whilst the aim of the framework is to simplify the process by covering all procedural compliance matters on your behalf, it is recognised that sometimes specific guidance, advice or assistance may be required; this is always freely available from ESPO.

Suppliers

  • Askews Library Services Ltd,
  • Bertram Library Services,
  • Peters Bookselling Services,
  • Star Books
  • Trans UK Supplies Ltd,

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Library Stock

Key facts

Framework
376F

Start date
03 Apr 2018

End date
02 Apr 2021

Extension
Up to

OJEU Contract notice
2018/S 021-043563

OJEU award notice
2018/S 080-178756

Last updated
11 Jan 2019

This framework is available for use nationally

Further help

Contact
Catherine Watson
0116 294 4169
c.watson@espo.org

Quote reference
Framework 376F

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