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For Information: Purchasing Content Resources


NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement
Contract Number: NICEFAHEE/1619

The Framework enables the NHS and other health and social care related organisations to buy print and electronic & medical and healthcare related content including journals, books, bibliographic and full text databases, Aggregated Evidence Resource Summaries and Point of Care (PoC) tools. 

Benefits

Save time and effort

  • simplified procurement process;

  • no need for full competitive tendering - faster and easier than a full tender process;

  • no negotiations on terms required - pre-agreed Terms and Conditions and mandatory Service Standards specific to this Framework.

Get value for money

  • pre-agreed discounts for some Content Resources;

  • see the methodologies used by Providers in their purchasing and subscription models in order to demonstrate efficiency savings for the NHS;

  • make informed content purchasing decisions and justify spend.

Meet EU regulations

  • The framework complies with Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

More choice

  • A variety of provider types across the Framework - direct publishers, agents, aggregators and booksellers.

Full information about the Framework, including details of the appointed Providers and a step by step Buyers Guide, is available from the Framework website at https://www.nice.org.uk/about/nice-communities/library-and-knowledge-services-staff/buy-books-journals-and-databases


The Framework Agreement is delivered and managed by NICE through funding provided by HEE on behalf of the NHS.

Updated 7 November 2016