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Officer Decisions

Head of Organisational Development - Mike Skinner

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

This is the decision to award the contract for CP1087-14 – Libraries
eBooks Service. The period of the contract is for 24 months with an
option to extend for a further 2 x 24-months following a OJEU tender

Decision Taken:

To award a contract (Subject to due diligence) to the below
organisation(s) for the provision of the above contract. The contract
will commence on 30th April 2015:

OverDrive Inc
One OverDrive Way
Cleveland, Ohio
44125 USA

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of supplier(s) achieving the
highest overall score within a best value tender (optimum combination
of whole-life costs and quality) in line with the European Procurement
Directives award procedure of Most Economically Advantageous
Tender (MEAT).

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

A competitive process was undertaken from which four bids were
received these were considered as part of the formal evaluation

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:

Not applicable.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Mike Skinner, Operational Services Manager, Devon Library Services, Tel: 01392 384334 , Email:
Decision Date:
30 January 2015

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: