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The British Library, established by statute in 1972, is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's great libraries. The Library currently employs around 2,200 staff and operates from 5 sites in London and Yorkshire. Its reading rooms can accommodate up to 1,200 readers at once and over 16,000 people use its collections each day. The Library receives a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland and its collections include 150 million books, manuscripts, maps, magazines, prints and patents in most known languages. Approximately 3 million new items are incorporated into the British Library collections every year.

"The new site has made the [tender] process easier and more secure for all participants. It covers the whole procurement process from start to finish, and it is all encapsulated in a single piece of technology. eTendering is fully embedded in NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency policy and is now used for all its procurement exercises. It makes the Agency a leader in the adoption of eProcurement systems in the public sector."

Rachel Hodson-Gibbons

Head of eProcurement

NHS Purchasing & Supply Agency