RFP SJVLS 17-001: General Purpose Database


The San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS) seeks quotations from qualified vendors to provide online graphical and full-text access to periodical and reference databases covering a broad range of disciplines for the public library audience.


SJVLS serves the public library systems of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, and Tulare Counties, and the city/district libraries of Coalinga-Huron, Porterville, and Tulare. In all, SJVLS represents 10 library jurisdictions and 110 individual library locations including large urban, medium city/suburban, and small, isolated rural libraries. [See http://www.sjvls.org for a map of branch locations.]
SJVLS attempts to provide the member libraries with services that can be performed more economically as a consortium than as individual libraries. Current consortium databases include full text periodical databases, full-text reference book articles, newspapers and specialty resources for researchers and small businesses. See the Scope of Work section for details of the resources sought.

Vendor Teleconference Instructions

Calling instructions will be posted the week prior to the teleconference.


RFP Issue Date: September 21, 2016
Vendor Teleconference: October 5, 2016 at 1:30PM (PDT)
Deadline for Requests for Interpretations or Corrections of RFP: October 10, 2016
Response to Questions Posted: October 12, 2016
RFP Closing Date: October 24, 2016

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