Today marks the start of the procurement process for a single cloud hosted library management system for higher education institutions in Wales, together with the National Library of Wales and the NHS libraries in Wales.

A EU notice has been published and a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) is available for interested suppliers.

The selected library management system will be awarded to a supplier for 7 years, with the option to extend up to a further 5 years.  It is anticipated that the library management system will be implemented in tranches across participating institutions over a 2 year period following award of contract.

The procurement process is being coordinated by the Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum and is being managed by Cardiff University.