Published date: 20 December 2017

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.


Closing: 27 March 2017

Contract summary

Industry

  • Library management services - 79995000

  • Library services - 92511000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£904,400

Procurement reference

TORB001-DN244093-49670943

Published date

20 December 2017

Closing date

27 March 2017

Contract start date

26 July 2018

Contract end date

26 July 2028

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Competitive procedure with negotiation (OJEU)

Anyone may ask to participate, but only those who are pre-selected will be invited to submit initial tenders and to negotiate.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

Torbay Council, like most authorities, is experiencing unprecedented pressure on its finances and must make savings and efficiencies from its annual budget.

The Authority has considered whether or not there are different ways of delivering Library Services that represent better value for money, reduce operating costs, provide sustainability and deliver a more modern, innovative service.

In July 2016 the Authority ran a bidder event which gave organisations an opportunity to advise the Authority how the service could be improved and achieve savings.

As a result the Authority is undertaking a formal procurement exercise and seeks a Service Provider to deliver Library Services on its behalf, providing value for money and reducing the Library service budget.

This specification sets out the Authority's requirements for its Library Service by identifying a series of outcomes and outputs and minimum performance standards.


More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Torbay Library Services

  • Opportunity
  • Published 1 March 2017

Links

Additional text

Read only versions of the tender documents can be accessed from the opportunities area of Supplying the South West e-tendering portal without the need to be registered on the portal. In order to access the editable versions of the documents and to submit a response bidders must be registered on the portal.


Award information

Awarded date

8 December 2017

Contract start date

1 April 2018

Contract end date

31 March 2028

Total value of contract

£8,000,000

This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

LIBRARIES UNLIMITED SOUTH WEST

Address

Exeter Library Castle Street
EXETER
Devon
EX4 3PQ
GB

Reference

Companies House number: 09822597

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

Yes


About the buyer

Address

Torbay Council Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
England

Email

procurement.team@torbay.gov.uk

Website

http://www.torbay.gov.uk/