Issue details

Procurement: Central Buying Consortium Library Group

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is the lead authority for Library books and other Library Services, on behalf of the Central Buying Consortium (CBC). The CBC Library Group (CBCLG) consists of 19 of the CBC members and currently a further 29 Associate member Local Authorities. This will rise by a further 10 Associate members.


The current Framework Agreement for Library Books and Audio-Visual materials is due to expire in March 2020 and the CBC Library Group have requested that the Framework is renewed for up to a further four years.

Based on the forecasts from all participating bodies the forecast spend is £12.8M per annum. The forecast for WSCC is £655K per annum.


In recompense for the work involved in procuring and managing the contract, WSCC receive a Management Fee from Associate members. Last year this was £61K.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/07/2019

Decision due: August 2019 by Cabinet Member for Fire & Rescue and Communities

Lead member: Councillor Jacquie Russell

Lead director: Executive Director Place Services

Contact: Linda Jones, Procurement Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 28559.

Consultation process

Representation can be made to the Cabinet Member of via the contact officers by the beginning of the month in which the decision is to be made.



Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan 033 022 22650

Background3: A Council that works for the Community


Background papers

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