Library Resources (Goods & Services) Contract Number BUS 255-0116
Local Buy has worked collaboratively with the Queensland Public Libraries Association (QPLA) and Libraries directly throughout the State, to provide a comprehensive and value-adding Register of Pre-Qualified Supplier panel arrangement, which provides effective and streamlined procurement solutions and processes for Queensland and Northern Territory council library purchasers. The contract meets the legislative requirements of the Local Government Act 2009 and Financial Regulations 2012, but organisations may procure from this Contract also; please refer to the General Conditions of Contract, under Schedule A.
The objective of this arrangement is to streamline the local government procurement process, thereby reducing procurement costs for both local government and the library supplier community. When a local government seeks to make a purchase, they may obtain competitive quotations from pre-qualified suppliers who have been appointed to this Local Buy BUS255-0116 arrangement, thereby saving the time and the cost of open tendering.
Due to the many variables and market dynamics of the Library industry, this arrangement allows Purchasers to access goods and services from a panel of providers and then issue Requests for Quotations (RFQ’s) inclusive of technical specifications. This arrangement covers the lifecycle of library purchasing including goods, value-added services (physical processing and cataloguing) processing material up to and including to the point that they are delivered as shelf ready, stock selection and other relevant services such as RFID Technology.
Local Buy seeks to secure commercially competitive and robust rates that reflect the potential aggregation of Queensland and Northern Territory councils. Consistent with Clause 40 of the General Conditions of Contract, a supplier shall ensure that the prices offered and invoiced to Purchasers are its best and most competitive prices.
Local Buy has an ongoing agreement with QPLA whereby a quarter of the management fees earned from this Library Resources BUS255-0116 arrangement are returned to the Association.
This funding enables the QPLA Committee to continue to undertake professional development and conference events each year, to subsidise attendance for selected Queensland public library staff that would otherwise be unable to attend the events, and to fund the QPLA Biennial Research Scholarship.
When purchasing through this arrangement, please ensure you quote the Contract No BUS255-0116 to confirm the terms and conditions of contract and the relevant pricing schedule.
The panel of pre-qualified suppliers have been awarded by specific category – please refer to the Local Buy website for further information or contact us on:
Telephone: 07 3000 2115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Local Buy’s Customer Relationship Managers
Customer Relationship Manager- South Queensland
Mobile: 0455 066 829
Customer Relationship Manager- North Queensland
Mobile: 0476 819 963
Customer Relationship Manager – Central Queensland
Mobile: 0427 985 120
Customer Relationship Manager – Government Entities
Mobile: 0427 811 683