Yesterday the Official Journal of the EU (supplement) published the Tender of contract notice for a new Library system (LMS / ILS) for the University of Sussex Library.

The University of Sussex is seeking tenders for a new web-based Library Management System. We are looking for a system that will provide a unified resource management approach to the full range oflibrary services, and in particular to the management of online and print collections. We would expect a system to communicate as seamlessly as possible with other systems in the Library and provide excellent integration with current and future internal and external University systems such as our finance system, Agresso. The system provided must be capable of managing library resources effectively with all support and maintenance services being in place. It is anticipated that a contract will be let for an initial 5 years, with scope for additional annual extensions up to a maximum contract duration of 10 years.

It can be found on the EU Tenders site here http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:340456-2014:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0&tabId=1

It’s taken many months on and off to draft, edit, consult and get approval for the main tender document, and involved many people, including section managers who drafted the requirements for their area.

Anyway, exciting times ahead and looking forward to seeing the resulting proposals.

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