Libraries seek proposals for shared automation system

April 26, 2018 1:33 pm
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Bellingham Public Library and Whatcom County Library System published a Request for Proposals on Thursday, April 26, 2018, seeking responses from vendors of library automation systems to replace the Integrated Library System (ILS) currently shared by the libraries.

The deadline for submitting a response is 11:00 AM PDT on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Interested vendors may view the solicitation documents by registering on the City of Bellingham’s portal at https://www.ebidexchange.com/bellingham or in person at the Purchasing Office, 2221 Pacific Street, Bellingham WA 98229 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Questions can be addressed to the Purchasing Office at the above address, emailed to bids@cob.org, or provided via phone by calling 360-778-7750.

 


April 26, 2018

CITY OF BELLINGHAM RFP 32B-2018

BPL/WCLS INTEGRATED LIBRARY SOFTWARE

Notice is hereby given that The City of Bellingham is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) on behalf of Bellingham Public Library (BPL) and Whatcom County Library System (WCLS). The RFP is seeking proposals from vendors for an Integrated Library System (ILS) or Library Management System (LMS) with a browser-based staff client using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, as well as migration and implementation services.

The replacement system will be simple and intuitive for staff to learn and use, and provide all of the services the current system provides and more. The Vendor will host the system, which will be provided as Software-as-a-Service with a web-based staff interface. It will integrate with BiblioCommons BiblioCore, which our patrons are accustomed to using as their online access to the libraries’ collections. The Vendor will provide superlative customer service, and commit to keeping the system secure and up-to-date within the evolving technology landscape. The Vendor will have a robust development roadmap and will be expected to meet its specified targets.

Interested vendors may view the solicitation documents by registering on the City of Bellingham’s portal at https://www.ebidexchange.com/bellingham or in person at the Purchasing Office, 2221 Pacific Street, Bellingham WA 98229 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Questions can be addressed to the Purchasing Office at the above address, emailed to bids@cob.org, or provided via phone by calling 360-778-7750.