EBSCO and SUPC to Continue Long-Standing Relationship

~ EBSCO will Supply Print and Online Journals as well as E-Journal Packages to the UK’s Largest Regional Purchasing Group for up to the Next Four Years ~

IPSWICH, Mass.May 28, 2015EBSCO Information Services will continue as a print and online journal, and e-packages supplier for the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) and its partner higher education consortia as a result of a new four-year agreement. EBSCO has been supplying journals to SUPC member libraries since 1996.

In a recent tender exercise, EBSCO was the top scoring supplier and under the new arrangement, EBSCO will provide academic libraries covered by the following regional purchasing groups: HEPCW, MUAL, NEYAL and SUPC.

Susan Wright, Head of SUPC says, “We are very pleased to have been able to put together a tender that represented the interests of all our member groups; procurement staff and librarians, and that we will once again be working with EBSCO as one of our suppliers. We aim to bring efficiencies to our members and our suppliers and this new contract will do that”

Paul Harwood, General Manager at EBSCO says that EBSCO’s financial stability, response to the Swets bankruptcy along with its history of working with the regional groups, make this agreement mutually beneficial. “EBSCO is able to provide continuity and cost-effective journals’ management to member libraries, some of whom we have been working with for many years now. EBSCO is a financially robust and trusted partner for librarians and procurement professionals, and we look forward to working with both parties in delivering high-quality and efficient services to them over the next four years.”

About SUPC
SUPC is a membership-based buying organisation for universities and further education colleges that develops and manages framework agreements.  Our members have access to over 90 professionally tendered, EU compliant agreements.  By using our agreements, members can purchase competitively priced goods and services across a wide range of commodity areas.  These agreements can save members both time and money.  As well as agreements, members have access to advice and support, expert market knowledge, free supplier credit checking services, spend analysis, special commodity-specific events and low-cost training courses. 

Members can also make use of SUPC’s Procurement Shared Service.  This service provides expert procurement consultancy and support to the Higher and Further Education sectors.  The Procurement Shared Service also manages the Procurement Maturity Assessment programme for English Higher Education Institutions

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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