EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been selected by Kuntahankinnat, provider of goods and services for the Finnish public sector, to serve as Kuntahankinnat framework agreement's primary supplier of medical print and electronic serials subscription services.
The agreement was initiated through a competitive tendering process conducted in accordance with European Union (EU) Regulations on Public Procurement. Following this evaluation, EBSCO was selected for its proven ability to deliver journal subscription services to medical titles online and in print, with a service level providing optimal value. Selection was also based on EBSCO's experience in meeting the demands of customers; its modern, easy-to-use technology; its expertise on medical publications; and its well-organised customer services. Publications will be supplied to hospitals, hospital districts, educational institutions, municipalities and other institutions across the country.
EBSCO Senior Vice President of Operations & Finance Ree Sherer says this relationship will help enhance Kuntahankinnat's medical and health information resources. "Researchers need quick and easy access to the best medical information available. Through EBSCO's medical research offerings, medical institutions in Finland will benefit from a full spectrum of information that is critical to conducting effective medical research."
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
About KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy
KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy acts on behalf of regional and local government clientele by tendering framework agreements, conducting negotiations, managing contracts and offering clients expert services in public procurement. Kuntahankinnat tenders framework agreements on behalf of our clients and handles the related contract management.
KL-Kuntahankinnat focuses on tendering framework agreements of large volume to bring significant benefits in the form of cost savings and/or process advantages, and where local supply is more limited. Kuntahankinnat covers the risks of competitive procurement and is prepared in various ways for the possible financial consequences of complaints.
Kuntahankinnat pays attention not only to the price but also to the appropriate quality, product life cycle, and environmental factors in all tendering processes.
KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy is owned by the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities.