Library Technology Guides

Documents, Databases, News, and Commentary

Procurement Details

Solano, Napa, and Partners (SNAP) Library Consortium: Integrated Library System (2014-06-03)
Organization: Solano, Napa, and Partners (SNAP) Library Consortium
Contact Name: Karen Poole
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 707-784-6321
Address: 675 Texas Street; Suite 2500,Fairfield, California 94533 United States
Type of Product or ServiceIntegrated Library System
Link to Procurement SiteInstitutional Link
Date Posted2014-06-03
Closing Date2014-07-25
Other InformationThe County of Solano, Department of General Service, Department of Library Services, intends to secure a contract for the provision of an automated integrated library system (ILS). The consortium is comprised of 17 physical branches of varying sizes, along with several virtual branches. For over twenty years, the SNAP consortium has operated various iterations of a CARL ILS. Currently, Solano County Library contracts with The Library Corporation (TLC) to provide its CARL.X ILS. The SNAP member libraries share a MARC bibliographic database and a borrower database. There is reciprocal borrowing among consortium members; this represents a significant percentage of system activity. The SNAP consortium is surveying the current marketplace of ILS products to see what alternatives, either locally-managed or vendor-hosted, exist and to determine if there is an ILS that would suit SNAP needs as well or better than its current CARL.X ILS. Solano County Library intends to secure a contract with a vendor to provide an ILS that meets the needs of the SNAP consortium, which includes five public libraries of varying sizes and two community college libraries. The SNAP consortium, with the assistance of a consultant, has developed a set of functional specifications that are required of an ILS. It is expected that this document, entitled SNAP ILS Requirements, will be used by each prospective vendor in determining whether or not its ILS product meets the needs of the SNAP Consortium.
Main Procurement Document Open pdf document
Upload or replace RFP You must sign in to upload a procurement document