From: Iowa Department of Administrative Services(State)
Start Date10 Nov, 2021 (9 months ago)
Due Date08 Dec, 2021 (8 months ago)
Opportunity TypeBid Notification
Customer / AgencyAdministrative Services, Dept
The State Library is the agency seeking bids through this RFB. The State Library is a division of the Iowa Department of Education. It works to improve library services in Iowa and delivers specialized information services to state government and to Iowans. The State Library of Iowa’s mission is to advocate for Iowa libraries and to promote excellence and innovation in library services, in order to provide statewide access to information for all Iowans. One of the objectives in the State Library of Iowa's strategic plan is to improve the processes and procedures in Iowa libraries by facilitating cooperative purchasing to maximize library budgets. Iowa has 77 academic libraries, 543 public libraries and 63 special libraries. Directories to Iowa libraries are available at https://silo.knack.com/directory
The State Library of Iowa collects public library statistics. In FY18: • 2/3 of Iowans had library cards • 16,579,432 people visited public libraries The State Library of Iowa is seeking eligible Bidders to provide a full line catalog of library supplies, equipment and furnishings for use by Iowa public libraries. These supplies are intended to allow Iowa libraries peak functionality and enhance the library visitor’s experience. The Bidder must be able to provide library supplies, equipment and furnishings to all facilities located in the State of Iowa. The Bidder must commit to, but not be limited to the discounts offered in its bid throughout the life of the resulting Contract, regardless of volume of business. There may be multiple Master Agreements awarded for this solicitation. The resulting Contract(s) will be available to all State Agencies and Political Subdivisions. There is no current State Contract that covers library supplies, equipment and furnishings. The State does not guarantee any minimum volume of sales on the resulting Contract(s).