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Journal Subscriptions (Print & Electronic)

Contract ID: RM3797

Start Date: 06/10/2016

End Date: 05/10/2020


Synopsis: Journal subscriptions, in print and electronic formats, for business-related, research and personal development purposes.


Full description: The agreement provides public sector organisations with access to print and digital subscriptions to a range of titles. A wide scope of subjects is available to meet needs across the public sector. If required, subscriptions to journals not on the list can be requested. Associated services such as delivery and subscription management are also available.   



  • Single process and point of contact for orders, renewals, cancellations
  • Single portal for access to digital journals.

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This is a single supplier framework and customers can buy by direct award.

To place a direct award:

  • Confirm that framework schedule 2: Goods and services and key performance indicators (specification) meets your requirements
  • Decide if you will be accessing the agreement via your own contract or as part of a collaborative contract with your department or other organisations - it is not advisable to add additional customers retrospectively
  • Complete and agree your contract with the supplier
  • Quote the framework title and reference number (RM3797) on the contract.


How to access the pricing matrix

Full details of the supplier’s tendered pricing for each journal title and their fixed percentage discount levels can be found on CCS’ eSourcing tool (registration required).

If you have not used CCS’ eSourcing tool before, read the guidance.

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Savings will be dependent on your buying profile, in addition to procurement efficiency savings from buying through a compliant route to market. Regular benchmarking will be undertaken against the framework rates to identify the savings achieved on a range of different journal titles purchased historically by customers.

The category team will work closely with the supplier to identify any further savings opportunities which may arise for example additional discounts on volume purchasing.

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The sourcing strategy for this agreement was to put in place a compliant and competitive contracting vehicle to purchase and access journals for business related insight, research and personal development purposes, either in printed and/or electronic formats.  The agreement has been awarded to a single supplier for central government departments and wider public sector customers to benefit from economies of scale and have a single process and point of contact for their journal requirements.

The framework will be managed by the CCS category team to ensure our customers are receiving best value from the agreement and continuous improvement is achieved.

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
1 Journal Subscriptions (Print and Electronic) Office 1 - click here to view suppliers 05/10/2020

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Office Category

0345 410 2222

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