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23rd August 2021

Market Consultation: NEPO418 Library Books & Digital Content

NEPO has invited suppliers to participate in market consultation activity, to help shape a new procurement solution for the supply of library books, multi-media materials and digital content including eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines and eNewspapers.

Market consultation activity:

  • NEPO intend to issue a soft marketing questionnaire to assess interest in the tendering opportunity and gain information and insight from the market to assist in tender design. The questionnaire will be published via the NEPO Portal Monday 23 August with a completion deadline of midday Friday 27 August 2021. Suppliers wishing to access the questionnaire must first register on the NEPO Portal (registration is free of charge).

  • NEPO has also issued a short survey seeking supplier views on achieving realistic social value outputs. The survey can be accessed via this link. The survey deadline is Monday 6 September 2021.

  • Individual market engagement sessions will be held w/c Tuesday 31 August 2021. Sessions will be hosted virtually and provide an opportunity to discuss NEPO’s proposed approach and provide suppliers with the opportunity to provide further feedback. Suppliers wishing to register attendance must do so in writing to Marie Bartup (marie.bartup@nepo.org) no later than Noon Friday 27 August 2021.

It is anticipated that the tender documentation will be issued November 2021; with the solution to commence from 1 April 2022.

To receive notifications of opportunities relevant to your area of business, please register on the NEPO Portal. Registration is free of charge and will ensure you will receive the latest opportunities from NEPO, North East local authorities and Nexus, with the option to receive notifications from additional public sector buyers.