REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Radio Frequency Identification

Posted By:  Emily O'Neal
Date Posted:  10/9/2018

Deschutes Public Library District (hereinafter referred to as “DPL” or “the Library”) is requesting proposals for a Radio Frequency Identification (hereinafter referred to as “RFID”) product(s) that meets the needs of DPL.  Areas of consideration include technical standards, affordability, increased customer service, collection protection, collection management, self-check, automated materials handling, inventory, connection to third party products, and increased workflow efficiencies with materials delivery. 


DPL serves Deschutes County with facilities in Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Sisters, and Sunriver with a floating library collection between the six DPL branches.  DPL also provides contracted ILS services to Jefferson County Public Library (JCL) and Crook County Library (CCL).  This is not a consortium but rather a shared environment for which the three library districts share the ILS and materials borrowing. 


The RFID solution should accommodate this shared environment with the understanding that the many processes and procedures must be fully independent of the other districts.  The RFID solution should allow for the continued materials borrowing agreement, as well as a floating library collection for the six DPL branches and within our shared borrowing environment with Jefferson and Crook counties.


The Request for Proposal, including contract terms, conditions and specifications, may be obtained from Emily O’Neal at and shall be available for review on the library website beginning October 9, 2018, until Closing. 


DPL will accept responses until no later than 1:00 p.m. on December 14, 2018 (Closing) at the Deschutes Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97703.  Sealed proposals must be hand delivered or mailed to Emily O'Neal, at the above address. No proposals will be received after closing.  Electronically transmitted proposals (including faxed and emailed proposals) will not be opened and will be rejected as nonresponsive.


Proposals will be opened directly after 1:00 p.m. PST on December 14, 2018.    No prequalification for proposers is required.  Selection committee members may not be contacted or solicited.


PUBLISH:      Deschutes Public Library Website

DATED this October 9th, 2018.


Emily O’Neal

Technical Services Manager

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