Wollongong City Library (NSW)

Procurement Review

A comprehensive review of all library procurement services and practices, including:

  • A detailed exploration and calculation of current in-house procurement costs
  • A detailed exploration of procurement services and costs offered by external suppliers (for comparative purposes)
  • Face-to-face meetings with all key stakeholders and stakeholder groups
  • Research of collaborative purchasing models
  • Research of shelf-ready outsourcing practices and services
  • Research of quality control requirements and issues
  • Survey of surrounding library services regarding outsourcing and interest in collaboration

The outcomes of the project included:

  • Development and presentation of a comprehensive, fully costed review including findings, options and recommendations

Contact: Ms Neroli Blakeman
Central Library & Support Services Manager
Tel: (02) 4227 7413

Completed 2008

Ipswich Library and Information Service (QLD)

Procurement Review

Review of the library’s collection procurement processes – this project was related to an earlier project (conducted by another consultancy) on profiling of library collections.

The review included:

  • A detailed analysis of current processes, including associated Council financial processes
  • Face-to-face interview with all key staff
  • Interviews with library suppliers

The outcomes of the project included:

  • Production of a report with findings and recommendations
  • One day staff action planning and priority setting workshop based around the reports recommendations

Contact: Ms Narelle Rhodes
Library Services Manager
Tel: (07) 3810 6767

Completed 2009