FIN9072 - RFI - HARD SERVICES TECHNOLOGIES & TRANSFORMATION
This Prior Information Notice is a call for interested companies to submit information as part of a market sounding exercise (Request for Information (RFI)) prior to the possible placement of an OJEU Notice calling for tenders to provide Hard Services to the British Library.
We expect to place the OJEU Notice during 2015 or 2016 however there is no guarantee that the OJEU Notice will be placed.
Via this Request for Information the Library is inviting sector experts and potential service providers to submit information, discuss and propose options and possible business solutions, enabling transformation of the delivery of Hard Services to the British Library to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
The British Library sees this RFI process as one potential route to inform the eventual procurement of a new contract for the provision of Hard Services. The information gathered under this RFI may be used to produce a shortlist for further discussion, or procurement via a Government framework arrangement or competitive tender. At this stage, no final decision has been taken on the precise procurement route to be followed. When submitting information, all organisations should note that this is not currently a tender opportunity, but is part of a market consultation exercise aiming to ensure that the procurement route selected and the options ultimately developed for any procurement are properly informed.
Please register to download and respond to a detailed RFI document setting out the Library’s requirements. Registration instructions are copied below.