Library Technology Roadmap
The Berkeley Public Library is soliciting written proposals from qualified firms or individuals experienced in work with libraries and with technology planning to aid in the development and facilitation of a community-focused learning and discovery process resulting in the co-creation of a Library Technology Roadmap. The Roadmap will serve as a tool to guide the development of a suite of interconnected technology tools for the library organization to better serve the needs of both the library staff and the community.
As a Request for Proposal (RFP) this is not an invitation to bid and although price is very important, other factors will be taken into consideration.
The project scope, content of proposal, and vendor selection process are summarized in the RFP (attached). Proposals must be received no later than 2:00 pm, on Thursday, December 22, 2023. Proposals are to be sent via email with the “Berkeley Public Library Technology Roadmap” and Specification No. 24-11632-C clearly indicated in the subject line of the email. Please submit one (1) PDF of the proposal with the filename saved as, “Proposal Vendor Name - 24-11632-C Berkeley Public Library Technology Roadmap.” Corresponding pricing proposal shall be submitted as a separate document with the filename saved as, “Pricing Vendor Name - 24-11632-C Berkeley Public Library Technology Roadmap.”
Email Proposals to:
City of Berkeley
Finance Department/General Services Division
Proposals will not be accepted after the date and time stated above. Incomplete proposal or proposals that do not conform to the requirements specified herein will not be considered. Issuance of the RFP does not obligate the City to award a contract, nor is the City liable for any costs incurred by the proposer in the preparation and submittal of proposals for the subject work. The City retains the right to award all or parts of this contract to several bidders, to not select any bidders, and/or to re-solicit proposals. The act of submitting a proposal is a declaration that the proposer has read the RFP and understands all the requirements and conditions.
For questions concerning the anticipated work, or scope of the project, please contact, Henry Bankhead, Deputy Director of Library Services, via email at email@example.com no later than Friday, December 1. Answers to questions will not be provided by telephone or email. Answers to all questions or any addenda will be posted on the City of Berkeley’s site at Bid & Proposal Opportunities | City of Berkeley (berkeleyca.gov). It is the vendor’s responsibility to check this site. For general questions concerning the submittal process, contact purchasing at 510-981-7320.
We look forward to receiving and reviewing your proposal.