EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will continue to be an approved supplier for print and online periodicals for the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) as a result of a new Joint-consortia agreement for the provision of Serials, Periodicals and associated services.
EBSCO has been supplying periodicals to this group of member libraries since 1996 and under the new agreement, EBSCO will continue to provide its journal services to academic libraries previously covered by the regional purchasing groups: University Purchasing Consortia SUPC, LUPC, HEPCW, NEUPC and NWUPC and Academic Library Consortia NEYAL, MUAL, NoWAL and WHELF for a period of up to four years.
Gareth Smith, EBSCO Vice President of Sales, UK & Ireland, says that EBSCO's financial stability, along with its history of working with these purchasing groups, make this agreement mutually beneficial. "EBSCO strives to provide libraries with the resources they need, when and where they need it. We look forward to working with SUPC in delivering high-quality and efficient services to their members and to continue to deliver these essential resources over the next four years."
SUPC are a membership-based buying organisation for universities and further education colleges that develops and manages framework agreements. SUPC members have access to over 90 professionally tendered, EU compliant agreements. By using the agreements, members can purchase competitively priced goods and services across a wide range of commodity areas. These agreements can save members both time and money.
As well as agreements, members have access to advice and support, expert market knowledge, free supplier credit checking services, spend analysis, special commodity-specific events and low-cost training courses.
Members can also make use of SUPC's Procurement Shared Service. This service provides expert procurement consultancy and support to the Higher and Further Education sectors. The Procurement Shared Service also manages the Procurement Maturity Assessment programme for English Higher Education Institutions.
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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.