The British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the largest libraries in the world. It is the home to over 150 million collection items from around the world, servicing business and industry, researchers, academics and students in the UK and world-wide.

With sites in London and Yorkshire, the British Library tendered the need for a fully interactive system that could assist with the day to day management of contracts and maximise value to the organisation.

The contract worth over £18K was awarded to Target in September 2015 and deployed in January 2016. Target implemented their Accord Contract Management system to provide a solution to support the day to day creation and manipulation of data through reporting facilities.

Targets contract management system is providing the Corporate Procurement Department a cost effective, user friendly system that allows them to share information across the organisations easily, as well as resolve issues around the required internal reporting and enabling an effective and efficient supplier and contract management process.

Vicky Platt, Procurement Advisor at The British Library says: “We already had easy recording and reporting tools but we wanted to upgrade our systems. Both the Procurement Unit and designated British Library Contract Managers were seeking a system that was fully interactive to help with the day to day management of contracts, as well as something that was cost effective, user friendly and easily allowed the sharing of contract information across the organisation.”

 

“Target’s expertise was the deciding factor; as we wanted a system that was flexible and adaptable to meet our needs if processes were to change. Target have proven to be specialists in their field. Providing expert services to ensure we get the functionality we need from our new system. No job is too big or too small for them, the support services are always fast, friendly and helpful.”

Vicky Platt, Procurement Advisor

 

She continued: “The contract was awarded to Target because their Accord system already met most of the requirements we were looking for in a new contract management solution. Not only great value for money, the opportunity to develop the system alongside Target’s expertise was the deciding factor; as we wanted a system that was flexible and adaptable to meet our needs if processes were to change.”

“Target have proven to be specialists in their field. Providing expert services to ensure we get the functionality we need from our new system. No job is too big or too small for them, the support services are always fast, friendly and helpful.”

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