The Libraries Consortium Courier Services
A Pipeline Notice
by LONDON BOROUGH OF LEWISHAM
- Contracts Finder
- Potential Contract ()
- 6.5 year
- 13 Aug 2021
- 18 Sep 2021 to 31 Mar 2028
- London Borough of Lewisham Catford
The Libraries Consortium (TLC - formerly the London Libraries Consortium) is a group of 20 local authorities that share the Library Management System and seek to develop opportunities to realise efficiencies and effectiveness in the delivery of library services. TLC offers access to 7 million titles at the click of a button and membership cards can be used seamlessly in any of the member authorities. Books and other items can be borrowed from over 254 branch libraries and returned to any of the member libraries. Lewisham Council is the lead authority that developed a Framework Agreement for the distribution and courier services required by TLC to move books and other items (library resources) from libraries within a participating authority to another participating authority and within the boundaries of each participating authority, enabling customers to easily access and request catalogued materials from across the TLC. The TLC is seeking to procure a Courier Services through a Framework Agreement with a single provider to secure the safe and prompt movement of library stock (books) and other library resources that would fit into a standard crate(s) as requested by the authority (CDs, DVDs, stationery, reports, leaflets, confidential documents etc.) within the individual local authority (internal) libraries and between libraries in the TLC (external). All stock will also be sorted by the Courier Service to ensure stock is delivered to the correct sites. The central exchange depot and suitable crates will be provided by the contractor.
- 64120000 - Courier services
- 92511000 - Library services
- Contract is suitable for SMEs.
- CF 0285177f-1edd-4541-b697-da559a57da5a