A few months ago, I made a similar request to the list and received several responses.  Our RFP is due to go out soon.  Please contact me, if you’d like more information about our process.


Micheline Westfall

Associate Professor

E-Resources & Serials Management

University of Tennessee

Hodges Library

1015 Volunteer Blvd.

Knoxville, TN  37996-1000






From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Susanne Andrews
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 9:44 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Bidding- Periodicals Subscription Agent


We pay a large sum, $550,000 for our subscriptions via our subscription agent. As a result, we have been asked by our administration whether we can bid out these subscription services.   Has anyone had experience bidding out these services and having  Ebsco, etc. respond ?
 If anyone has an information or other documentation or experiences they can share or can discuss with me, please contact me.  We have no interest in changing our agent but would like documentation as to why we would not bid out this service.

Thanks for any help you can provide,

Susanne V. Andrews, Serials Librarian
Claire T. Carney Library
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd.
North Dartmouth,MA 02747
Phone:(508) 999-8676