|RFx ID :||18949653|
|Tender Name :||EPIC - Electronic Resource Content|
|Reference # :||DIA/2016/046|
|Open Date :||Tuesday, 22 August 2017 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 15 September 2017 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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In 2016 the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) through the National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, established a panel of suitably qualified and experienced suppliers to provide electronic resource content. This enables DIA to licence a range of e-resources for the purpose of sub-licensing access to the EPIC (Electronic Purchasing In Collaboration) consortium, which is made up of 125 New Zealand libraries and the Ministry of Education on behalf of all schools in New Zealand.
The EPIC Panel is an ‘open’ panel and suppliers may be added at any time during the term of the contract. Each year Proposals will be accepted during a regular window of August – September, this will allow for inclusion in the next subscription period beginning April of each year, provided the supplier meets DIA’s mandatory requirements for being part of the panel network.
The Department is looking for credible suppliers who have the capability, experience and infrastructure to support the EPIC consortium achieve the following:
- The provision to EPIC members of desirable e-resource content. This includes but is not limited to:
o Resources with high levels of New Zealand/Pacific content
o General aggregated journal databases
o General encyclopaedia
o Consumer health information
o Subject database packages
o Streaming media
- Pricing models that enable EPIC members to sub-licence the content at a better rate than if they were to purchase access to the content individually.
- Support of sub-licensee EPIC members in the delivery of the content.