RFQ: SJVLS 24-002: Library Item Barcodes


The San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS) is requesting bids for single and double barcode labels.


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 114 individual library locations including large urban, medium city/suburban, and small, isolated rural libraries. See https://www.sjvls.org/library-locations for a map of branch locations.

Vendor Teleconference Instructions

The Vendor Teleconference will be held on Friday August 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

The teleconference will be held online via Microsoft Teams. Bidders must email Purchasing Agent at christopher.wymer@sjvls.org by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 23, 2023, to receive link and instructions.

Click hear to read the teleconference notes.

Request Interpretations or Corrections

Requests for clarification, interpretation, or correction may be submitted via email to christopher.wymer@sjvls.org

Closing Instructions

All submissions must be received by the date and time indicated as the Closing Date in the Key Dates section below. Proposals and quotes should be submitted to:
San Joaquin Valley Library System
2420 Mariposa Street
Fresno, CA 93721


RFP Issue Date: Monday, August 14, 2023
Vendor Teleconference: Friday, August 25, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Deadline for Requests for Interpretations or Corrections of RFP: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Response to Questions Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2023
RFP Closing Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time

*** ADDENDUM 1 ***

On August 24, 2023 SJVLS released addendum 1 to the RFQ that deletes and replaces Exhibit A - Barcode Specifications and Samples. The addendum corrects an error in the requested label size and sheet size. The previous specifications were for SJVLS's older, 10-digit barcodes. The updated specifications are for our current 14-digit barcodes. 

*** ADDENDUM 2 ***

On August 29, 2023 SJVLS released addendum 2 to the RFQ providing answers to the written questions received and questions answered during the vendor teleconference.


On October 6, 2023, SJVLS Administrative Council approved the award to the winning respondent, Data2 Corporation. Click here to view the Notice of Proposed Award