Digital Books

Digital Books

Framework 376E
Status: Active

This framework offers the supply of eBooks and eAudiobooks and is designed primarily for use by Local Authorities or School Library Services.
 
This page is for Digital Books (Lot 1) of framework 376E_20 eBooks, eAudiobooks and Print Books. For Books (Lot 2) please see here.

ESPO’s framework offers access to pre-approved suppliers who have been selected for their ability to provide customers with a digital lending platform to provide eBooks and eAudiobooks. 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.
There are three lots on the framework for digital books:
Lot 1.1 – eBooks
Digital lending platforms to provide eBooks to education and public library service users. Solutions offer a range of eBook titles via a portal, where service users will be able to reserve and check-out content virtually on a range of devices including smart phones, e-readers, tablets and desktop computers.
Lot 1.2 – eAudiobooks
Digital lending platforms to provide eAudiobooks to education and public library service users. Solutions will offer a range of eAudiobook titles via a portal, where service users will be able to reserve and check-out content virtually on a range of devices including smart phones, e-readers, tablets and desktop computers.
Lot 1.3 – eBooks and eAudiobooks
This lot will be used by customers who require a comprehensive system that combines the functionalities offered by both lots 1.1 and 1.2.

The framework is available for use nationally by any public 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?

  • Compliant - this framework is compliant with UK/EU procurement legislation - we’ve done the work, so there’s no need for you to run a full EU procurement process.
  • Social value - customers can now view the percentage of social value that suppliers will deliver over the life of their contract, for pre-defined contract value band.
  • Price transparency - Transparent pricing makes direct award simpler and can provide true best value.
  • Quick and easy to use - It’s now easier to compare supplier product and service offerings using the information available within the User Guide.
  • Expert help and guidance - our team of procurement experts can offer advice, guidance and support including FREE template documents for further competition.
  • Pre-approved suppliers: suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience and technical & professional ability.
  • Pre-agreed terms & conditions to underpin all orders so no need to worry

Suppliers

  • Bibliotheca
  • Bolinda Digital Ltd
  • Browns Books for Students
  • Overdrive, Inc.

Further information

Are you a user of the ‘ProContract’ eProcurement system (from Proactis)? If so, you can now access ESPO’s frameworks through the system to run further competitions, allowing you to run your processes more quickly, simply and at lower risk of error. Speak to your procurement team contact or Account Manager to find out more.

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Key facts

Framework
376E

Start date

End date

Extension
Up to

OJEU Contract notice
2020/S 134-331329

OJEU award notice
TBC

Last updated
08 Jan 2021

This framework is available for use nationally

Further help

Contact
Annabel Voce
0758 427 0481
care@espo.org

Quote reference
Framework 376E

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