Strategic Procurement Outlook: The National Library of Australia is a major centre for scholarship and research. We build, care for and provide access to a national collection of material in many forms. The Library is not a prescribed Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 body for purpose of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules but has chosen to comply with the principles and processes wherever appropriate.
The Financial Year 2012-13 provides procurement opportunities in a number of different collection and facilities management areas.
The procurements listed in this forecast are anticipated at the time of creation of the Plan (June 2012). There is however no guarantee that all purchases will proceed; or that they will proceed at the time planned; or of the actual manner of approach to the market place.
|Reference||Description||Estimated date of approach to the market|
|1||Replacement of microfilm readers for Reading Rooms – expected to be replaced by March 2013||Oct 2012|
|2||Binding Services: establish a panel of suitable suppliers to bind a selection of serial volumes (journals and magazines) and the rebinding of damaged monographs (books)||Feb 2013|
|3||Book moves: relocation of Library collection material: establish a panel of suitable suppliers to relocate Library collection material. From time to time collection material is relocated within a site (either within the same floor or between floors) or transferred between sites in the ACT||Feb 2013|
|4||Transcription services (Oral History transcripts)||Feb 2013|
|5||Request for Application for Inclusion on a Multi-Use List for the provision of electronic resources to Australian libraries (ERA)||Feb 2013|
|6||Microfilm scanning equipment||Feb 2013|
|7||Preservation and duplication of audio materials||Feb 2013|
|8||Construction of a new reading room and refurbishment of office accommodation||June 2013|
|9||Content conversion (digitisation) services and content analysis and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) services (joint release of two separate tenders)||Oct 2013|
|10||Specialised Scanners - DAP scanners (planned for 2013-14)||April 2014|
|11||Specialised Scanners - Document Supply scanners; maps scanner (planned for 2014-15)||June 2014|
|12||Replace/upgrade Quadriga software programs (planned for 2014-15)||July 2015|
NB: All open approaches to the market are advertised via AusTender. Documentation is then available electronically from this Library website.