Issue details

Central Buying Consortium Library Group Award of Contract


West Sussex County Council 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.


In August 2019 the Cabinet Member for Fire and Rescue and Communities approved the procurement of a Framework Agreement to replace the current Framework Agreement for Library Books and Audio-Visual materials, due to expire in March 2020 (Report Ref: FRC 01).  The Cabinet Member also delegated authority to implement the Framework Agreement.


A procurement process has now taken place and the Acting Executive Director, Place Services is asked to approve the award to the successful bidder.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/10/2019

Decision due: 31 December 2019 by Acting Executive Director Place Services

Lead member: Steve Read, Director of Environment and Public Protection

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

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Acting Executive Director Place Servicesvia the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Council that Works for the Community


Background papers

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