Named Supplier on Joint Consortia Framework Agreement


Dawson Books Ltd is pleased to announce their continued listing on the new Joint Consortia Framework Agreement for the supply of Print Books, Ebooks, Standing Orders and Related Materials. The contract will commence on 1st August 2017 and run for a minimum period of two years.

Dawson Books Ltd, part of the Connect Books group, has been selected as a named supplier for the following Lots:

  • Lot 1: English Language Print Books
  • Lot 2: Mainland European Language Print Books (which incorporates Dawson Books, Houtschild International Booksellers and Erasmus Boekhandel)
  • Lot 3: Standing Orders
  • Lot 4.1: E-books for library access via our own ebook platform, dawsonera
  • Lot 4.3: E-books for library access via Patron Driven Acquisition
  • Lot 6: English Language Print Books – for Departmental/Non-Library purchases

Dawson scored particularly highly on the quality of their offer across the framework Lots, demonstrating our continued commitment to offer extensive, high-quality service support to libraries across England and Wales in their challenge to achieve the very best value and efficiency in acquisitions workflows.

Jane Johnson, Executive Director of Dawson Books, commented “we are delighted with the result which solidifies our position as one of the top ranking suppliers on this contract. This award is the result of an excellent team effort across the whole of the business which has enabled our appointment to such a wide range of Lots. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with the libraries and departments over the coming years and are confident that we have found the right mix of quality and price to help Libraries and University Departments support research, learning and teaching in an ever changing and dynamic environment.”

We are also delighted to announce that our sister company Wordery – also a part of the Connect Books group – has been awarded a place as a supplier for Lot 7: Sales to Individuals – Staff and Students. Wordery, which offers a direct-to-consumer online service, and Dawson Books will be looking for opportunities to work together in order to deliver the best value solutions for our customers and their patrons under this framework.

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