Books and related materials

Books and related materials

Framework 376E
Status: Active

This framework is designed primarily for use by educational establishments seeking the supply of books and related materials. The framework also covers e-book and e-audiobook solutions.
The framework offers the supply of a range of adults and children’s books, e-books and e-audiobooks, including fiction, non-fiction and curriculum material, as well as educational software, CDs and DVDs which customers can purchase quickly and simply by referring to our published list of suppliers’ discount from recommended retail price (RRP).
Framework 376F (Library Stock) is likely to be more suitable for 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. Please contact ESPO if you are unsure which framework is best suited to your needs.

Our Books, E-Books and related materials framework (376E) offers flexibility and convenience for anyone requiring books, e-books, DVDs, CDs, and other related products. Featuring an extensive list of products and genres, Framework 376 offers a ‘one stop shop’ where you can pick up all your requirements in one place and still achieve value for money (with over a 40% discount on selected titles). Differing discounts and deals are also available from some of the trusted and preapproved suppliers on this framework.

The framework is split into the following four lots;

- Lot 1 - Fiction Books – reading books, picture books. 

- Lot 2 - Curriculum Books – non-fiction textbooks, revision guides, dictionaries, reading scheme sets, etc. used in schools and colleges by students.

- Lot 3 - Reference, General and Other Related Materials – reference books, general non-fiction books, maps, manuals and also materials such as CDs and DVDs.

- Lot 4 - E-Books, including e-audio – suppliers to this lot provide e-books/eaudio and the systems required to manage and view them. This lot is subdivided into suppliers who cater for the education sector and suppliers who cater for public libraries.

The framework is available for use nationally by any public sector body in the UK including, but not limited to…

  • Schools & Academies
  • Local Authority Establishments
  • Police & Emergency Services
  • NHS & HSC Bodies
  • Central Government Departments & their agencies
  • Registered Charities

What are the benefits of using this framework?

  • Quick and easy to use  Whether you’re buying just a single book, setting up a reading corner, or re-stocking an entire school library, this framework is easy to use, and fully compliant with EU and UK procurement regulations.
  • Choice of suppliers  From high street retail bookshops to specialist suppliers, the framework offers a range of suppliers to meet almost every need.
  • Great discounts  Although terms vary by publisher, discounts of over 41% are available off the price of some titles.  And of course, there’s no charge for using this framework.
  • Pre-agreed terms & conditions to underpin all orders so no need to worry.


  • Askews Library Services,
  • Bertram’s Books,
  • Bibliotheca,
  • Blackwell’s,
  • Bolinda UK,
  • Browns Books for Students,
  • OverDrive,
  • Prim-Ed Publishing,
  • Waterstones,
  • WF Howes

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  • User guide
  • Terms of Agreement
  • Confirmation of Award
  • Customer Access Agreement
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Books and related materials

Key facts


Start date
01 Sep 2016

End date
31 Aug 2019

Up to 31 Aug 2020

OJEU Contract notice

OJEU award notice
2016/S 190-340579

Last updated
06 Nov 2018

This framework is available for use nationally

Further help

Catherine Watson
0116 294 4169

Quote reference
Framework 376E

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ERA 2018
Feefo 2018
Youth Sport Trust