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Library Management System/Library Services Platform procurements

Procurement routes

Libraries take one of a variety of procurement routes for library systems. They may prepare and then publish their invitation to tender (ITT) on their own and/or other procurement portal. Increasing use is being make of framework agreements which shorten and simplify the procurement process, For example:

APUC Framework

Framework for (Lot 1) library management systems, and (Lot 2) reading list management systems and associated services for universities and colleges in Scotland. Also used outside Scotalnd.. Framework Notice December 2019

G-Gloud Framework

The UK government digital marketplace. This has gone through various iterations G-Cloud 13 runs to the end of 2024

Procurements list

(more detail in the “Contract awards” section below)
New system Vendor Date selected (approx )Old system vendor Notes
Buckingham New UniversityOCLCJune 2023SirsiDynix
Bournemouth UniversityOCLCJune 2022ESS (formally Capita)
Newman UniversityOCLCJune 2022ESS (formally Capita)
University of SouthamptonOCLCJune 2022SirsiDynix
University of West LondonPTFS-EuropeApril 2021ESS (Formerly Capita)Koha LMS
Ravensbourne University LondonPTFS-EuropeApril 2021SirsiDynixKoha LMS
Courtauld Institute of ArtEx LibrisMarch 2021Ex LibrisAwarded following desktop exercise via the APUC Framework
Plymouth Marjon UniversityPTFS-EuropeFeb 2021SirsiDynixKoha LMS
University of DurhamEx LibrisFeb 2021?Ex LibrisMigration from Aleph to Alma
Leeds TrinityEx LibrisJan 2021InforAlma & Primo via APUC framework
University of West LondonPTFS Europe (Koha)Jan 2021ESS (formerly Capita)Awarded following mini competition via the APUC Framework
University of WinchesterEx Libris2020CapitaAlma, Primo and Leganto (migrartion from Capita Alto, EDS and Talis Aspire
University of StirlingEx LibrisOct 2020Innovative/TalisAlma & Leganto replace LMS & reading lists
Leeds BeckettOCLCSept 202SirsiDynixWMS 5 year contract £451K
Royal Academy of MusicPTFS-EuropeSept 2020SirsiDynixKoha LMS to replace Symphony
Manchester MetropolitanOCLCJune 2020Capita
University of RoehamptonOCLCDec 2019Capita
University College BirminghamOCLCDec 2019SirsiDynix
AberdeenEx LibrisMarch 2019Ex LibrisUpgrade to Alma from Aleph
University of East Anglia (Norwich)OCLCJan 2019Ex Libris
University of WorcesterSirsiDynixDecember 2018CapitaJoint procurement with Worcester County Council (public library) 'The Hive' joint library
Harper AdamsEx LibrisDecember 2018 Lot 1: Library Services Platform (LSP) and Discovery Service;
Lot 2: Resource List Management Software (RLMS)
Queen Mary, University of LondonInnovative InterfacesOctober 2018SirsiDynix
Goldsmiths, University of LondonSirsiDynixOctober 2018Ex Libris
University of LeedsEx LibrisSeptember 2018Innovative Interfaces£557K
NottinghamEx LibrisJuly 2018ExLibrisMigration from Aleph to Alma
Liverpool HopeEx LibrisMay 2018Capita
Arts University BournemouthPTFS (Koha)July 2018
Goldsmiths, University of LondonSirsiDynixOctober 2018Ex Libris
ChesterInnovative InterfacesFeb 2018InnovativeUpgrade to cloud hosted Sierra from Millennium
WolverhamptonExLibrisFeb 2018CapitaLSP, Discovery and Reading Lists solution ((Leganto)
BristolOCLCFeb 2018Ex Libris
UCL (university College London)Ex LibrisJan2018Ex Librisupgraded from Aleph to Alma-no tender
Oxford BrookesOCLCDec 2017Capita
Southampton SolentEx LibrisDec 2017Ex LibrisUpgrade from Aleph to Alma (no tender)
MiddlesexEx LibrisDec 2017SirsiDynixAlma and Primo
Robert GordonEx LibrisDec 2017SirsiDynixThe contract was concluded as part of the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) and Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) framework
University of LawEx LibrisDec 2017Ex LibrisMoved form Ex Libris Voyager via tender process
BirminghamEx LibrisNov 2017Ex Librisupgrade form Aleph to Alma (no tender process)
SunderlandCapitaJune 2017CapitaContract renewed with Capita
Richmond, The American International UniversityPTFS-EuropeApril 2017ExLibris (Voyager)
Loughborough UniversityPTFSApril 2017Ex Libris AlephKoha library system and Coral ERM
Pearson College LondonSirsiDynixMarch 2017n/a
St Georges University of LondonExLibrisMarch 2017 Upgrade to Alma from Aleph
University of BuckinghamSirsiDynixMarch 2017SirsiDynix
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)Ex Libris (Alma)December 2016Capita (Alto)
The Royal Conservatoire of ScotlandPTFS-Europe (Koha)March 2017Capita (Alto)
Glasgow Caledonian UniversityEx Libris (Alma)December 2016SirsiDynixAlso selected Leganto resource list / reading list system
Liverpool John Moores UniversityEx Libris (Alma)December 2016Ex Libris Aleph
University of HuddersfieldEx Libris (Alma)December 2016SirsiDynix (Horizon)
University of KentSirsiDynixDecember 2016Ex Libris
Part of shared system: Universities of Kent, Greenwich and Canterbury Christchurch.
Also selected the BLUEcloud Lists resource list management solution.
Canterbury Christ Church UniversitySirsiDynixDecember 2016Ex Libris
Part of shared system: Universities of Kent, Greenwich and Canterbury Christchurch.
Also selected the BLUEcloud Lists resource list management solution.
University of GreenwichSirsiDynixDecember 2016Capita
Part of shared system: Universities of Kent, Greenwich and Canterbury Christchurch.
Also selected the BLUEcloud Lists resource list management solution.
University of GloucestershireOCLC (WMS)November 2016Ex LibrisOCLC WMS and WorldCat Discovery
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
PTFS (Koha)October 2016
University of London
Senate House Library
• Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library
• Institute of Classical Studies Library
• Institute of Historical Research Library
• Warburg Institute Library
• Heythrop College University of London
• The University of London institute in Paris
• The Wallace Collection
• The hosted catalogue of the Bibliographical Society
Innovative Interfaces (Sierra)August 2016Innovative Interfaces (Millennium)Upgrade to Sierra selected as part of a competitive tender process
London School of Hygiene &Tropical MedicineEx Libris (Alma)August 2016SirsiDynix
Royal Veterinary CollegeSirsiDynixJuly 2016SirsiDynix
University of the West of Scotland (UWS)Ex Libris (Alma)June 2016Innovative
Cambridge University LibraryEx Libris (Alma)April 2016Ex LibrisMoving from Ex LibrisVoyager
Scottish Confederation of University Research Libraries (SCURL) (see below for list of participating institutions)Ex Libris, OCLC and Innovative InterfacesMarch 2016VariousFramework agreement only–ie makes it easier for libraries in the consortium to buy a system from the approved list of vendors
University of ReadingSirsiDynixFebruary 2016SirsiDynix
Cranfield UniversitySirsiDynixJanuary 2016SirsiDynix / PTFS EuropeCranfield campus upgraded. Shrivenham migrated from PTFS Europe supported Koha. Also selected the BLUEcloud Lists resource list management solution
Heriot WattEx Libris (Alma)January 2016Ex Libris (Voyager)Alma & Primo -upgrade for Ex Libris Voyager
AbertayEx Libris (Alma)January 2016Ex Libris (Voyager)Alma & Primo
NorthumbriaEx Libris (Alma)December 2015Capita (Alto)Alma & Primo
LincolnCapitaDecember 2015SirsiDynix
KeeleEx LibrisNovember 2015InnovativeAlma & Primo
BathEx LibrisNovember 2105SirsiDynixAlso selected the Ex Libris Leganto Reading List solution
CumbriaEx LibrisSeptember 2015Capita
Guildhall School of Music and DramaSirsiDynixJuly 2015SirsiDynix
Brunel UniversitySirsiDynixJuly 2015SirsiDynixUpgrade (didn't go to tender)
Royal Holloway University LondonEx LibrisJuly 2015ExLibrisOpen tender -but upgrade from ExLibris Aleph
StrathclydeEx LibrisJune 2015ExLibis (Voyager)Alma & Primo
DundeeEx LibrisJune 2015ExLibris (Aleph)Alma & Primo. Upgrade (didn't go to tender)
LeicesterEx LibrisApril 2015SirsiDynix
Sheffield HallamExLibrisApril 2015Innovative Interfaces
Buckinghamshire New UniversitySirsiDynixMarch 2015SirsiDynixdirect award
SurreyEx LibrisMarch 2015Capita
EdinburghEx LibrisMarch 2015Ex Libris (Voyager)
University of the Arts, LondonPTFS (Koha Open source)March 2015Ex Libris (Voyager)
NorthamptonInnovative InterfacesMarch 2015Capita
SussexEx LibrisFebruary 2015Capita
York St JohnCapitaFebruary 2015SirsiDynix
HertfordshirePTFS (Koha Open source)January 2015Ex Libris (Voyager)
AberystwythEx LibrisDecember 2014Ex Libris (Voyager)Consortium -Wales
BangorEx LibrisDecember 2014Innovative InterfacesConsortium -Wales
CardiffEx LibrisDecember 2014Ex Libris (Voyager)Consortium -Wales
Cardiff MetropolitanEx LibrisDecember 2014CapitaConsortium -Wales
GyndwrEx LibrisDecember 2014Innovative InterfacesConsortium -Wales
National Library Of WalesEx LibrisDecember 2014VTLSConsortium -Wales
Royal Welsh College of Music & DramaEx LibrisDecember 2014Ex Libris (Voyager)Consortium -Wales
South WalesEx LibrisDecember 2014CapitaConsortium -Wales
SwanseaEx LibrisDecember 2014Ex Libris (Voyager)Consortium -Wales
Trinity St DavidEx LibrisDecember 2014CapitaConsortium -Wales
Edge HillCapitaOctober 2014Innovative
Open UniversityEx LibrisAugust 2014Ex Libris (Voyager)
Harper AdamsInnovativeMay 2014Capita
Natural History MuseumEx LibrisApril 2014SirsiDynix
Trinity College DublinInnovativeMarch 2014Innovative (Millenium)Ireland -not UK but is a UK Legal deposit library
London School of Economics (LSE)Ex LibrisJanuary 2014Ex Libris (Voyager)
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