Anti-BDS Legislation: The Library Connection

In 2019 and 2020 SRRT presented resolutions opposing federal, state, and local bills, laws, and executive orders that restrict the free speech rights of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement on behalf of Palestinian rights. The most frequent objection we heard was that this was not a library issue. At the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in January 2020, the ALA Committee on Legislation asserted that the resolution on this issue was “not related to libraries.” [1]That position was also implied by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)[2] and by ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC).[3] Below we cite ALA policies that are relevant to anti-BDS legislation. We also provide links to invitations to bid, requests for proposals, and/or contracts for over 170 separate library-related projects that include explicit state-mandated prohibitions on boycotts of Israel.


[1] American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Legislation Position,” circulated at ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 2020., points #1 and #4. See also Appendix A. Resolution review task force, “BDS Resolution: A report/forwarding letter ... “ in SRRT Action Council, “Response to the Report of the Resolution Review Task Force,” January 17, 2020, p. 11.  
[2] Office for Intellectual Freedom, “DRAFT – NOT Final,” statement distributed at ALA Midwinter meeting, January 2020, point #10.
[3] “ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee Report to Council 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tuesday, January 28, 2020,” p. 7.



Relevant Policies of the American Library Association (ALA)

Library-related Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals, and Contracts Containing Prohibitions on Boycotts of Israel
 


Relevant Policies of the American Library Association (ALA)

The following are policies of the American Library Association that are relevant to the federal, state, and local laws and executive orders directed against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction movement on behalf of Palestinian rights.

 

B. 1.1 Core Values of Librarianship

  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Social Responsibility
     

B.1.2 Code of Professional Ethics for Librarians

In a political system grounded in an informed citizenry, we are members of a profession explicitly committed to intellectual freedom and the freedom of access to information. We have a special obligation to ensure the free flow of information and ideas to present and future generations.
 

B.2.1 Library Bill of Rights

3. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

4. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

 

B.2.5 Support of Academic Freedom

The American Library Association reaffirms the principles of academic freedom embodied in the American Association of University Professors’ “Statement on Academic Freedom and Tenure” (1940), and opposes any legislation or codification of documents (e.g. the “Academic Bill of Rights” (ABOR)) that undermine academic or intellectual freedom, chill free speech, and/or otherwise interfere with the academic community’s well-established norms and values of scholarship and educational excellence.

 

B.2.7 Loyalty Oaths

The American Library Association protests conditions of employment predicated on inquiries into library employees’ thoughts, reading matter, associates, or memberships in organizations. The Association also protests compulsory affirmations of allegiance as a condition of employment in libraries and calls on libraries not to impose loyalty tests or oaths as conditions of employment.

 

The Universal Right to Free Expression: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

Freedom of expression is an inalienable human right and the foundation for self-government. Freedom of expression encompasses the freedoms of speech, press, religion, assembly, and association, and the corollary right to receive information without interference and without compromising personal privacy.

The American Library Association endorses this principle, which is also set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The Preamble of this document states that “. . . recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world. . .” and “. . . the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people. . . .”

. . . .

The American Library Association is unswerving in its commitment to human rights, but cherishes a particular commitment to privacy and free expression; the two are inseparably linked and inextricably entwined with the professional practice of librarianship. We believe that the rights of privacy and free expression are not derived from any claim of political, racial, economic, or cultural hegemony.  These rights are inherent in every individual. They cannot be surrendered or subordinated, nor can they be denied, by the decree of any government or corporate interest. True justice and equality depend upon the constant exercise of these rights.

We recognize the power of information and ideas to inspire justice, to restore freedom and dignity to the exploited and oppressed, to change the hearts and minds of the oppressors, and to offer opportunities for a better life to all people.

Courageous people, in difficult and dangerous circumstances throughout human history, have demonstrated that freedom lives in the human heart and cries out for justice even in the face of threats, enslavement, imprisonment, torture, exile, and death. We draw inspiration from their example. They challenge us to remain steadfast in our most basic professional responsibility to promote and defend the rights of privacy and free expression.

There is no good censorship. Any effort to restrict free expression and the free flow of information through any media and regardless of frontiers aids discrimination and oppression. Fighting oppression with censorship is self-defeating. There is no meaningful freedom for the individual without personal privacy. A society that does not respect the privacy of the individual will be blind to the erosion of its rights and liberties.

Threats to the privacy and freedom of expression of any person anywhere are threats to the privacy and freedom of all people everywhere. Violations of these human rights have been recorded in virtually every country and society across the globe. Vigilance in protecting these rights is our best defense.

In response to these violations, we affirm these principles:

The American Library Association opposes any use of governmental prerogative that leads to intimidation of individuals that prevents them from exercising their rights to hold opinions without interference, and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas. We urge libraries and librarians everywhere to resist such abuse of governmental power, and to support those against whom such governmental power has been employed.

. . . .

The American Library Association rejects censorship in any form. Any action that denies the inalienable human rights of individuals only damages the will to resist oppression, strengthens the hand of the oppressor, and undermines the cause of justice.

The American Library Association will not abrogate these principles. We believe that censorship corrupts the cause of justice, and contributes to the demise of freedom.
 


 

Library-related Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals, and Contracts Containing Prohibitions on Boycotts of Israel

Listed here are links to library-related invitations to bid, RFPs, and contracts that include explicit state-mandated prohibitions on boycotts of Israel. This is not a comprehensive list. Links are also provided to current versions of relevant laws and executive orders. All documents were last accessed May 6-7, 2022, unless otherwise indicated.
 

Alabama

Current Alabama law prohibiting government entities from contracting with a business entity unless the contract includes a representation that the business entity is not currently engaged in and will not engage in, the boycott of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with which this state can enjoy open trade. For evidence that this is law is directed against boycotts of Israel, see this appeal by the state of Arizona.

Alabama Public Library Service, Request for Qualifications for Architectural Services for Interior Renovations of the Alabama Public Library Service Building. Qualification deadline: Mar. 12, 2021.

City of Birmingham, Invitation to Bid: Library Furniture, primarily for Wylam Library. Invitation date: Oct. 4, 2019.

City of Daphne, Advertisement for Bids: Janitorial Services (for three buildings, including Library), Deadline: Oct. 30, 2019.

City of Decatur, Invitation to Bid: Replacement of the Roof Coating and Repair at the Decatur Public Library. Date issued: Jul. 30, 2020.

City of Fairhope, Request for Quotations: Fairhope Library Mold Remediation, Date Issues: Dec. 10, 2020.

City of Madison Engineering Department, Request for Quotes for Landscaping for Parking Expansion at Library on Plaza Blvd. Proposal deadline: Nov. 19, 2020.

City of Mobile, Request for Quotes for Variable Frequency Drive Replacement for West Regional Library, Date issued: Aug. 16, 2019.

City of Mountainbrook, Invitation for Bids: Install Air Purification Equipment in HVAC Units at Six City Buildings (includes O’Neal Library). Bid submission deadline: Oct. 8, 2020.

City of Fairhope, Request for Quotations: Fairhope Library Mold Remediation. Date issued: December 10, 2020.

Decatur Public Library, Request for Proposals for Janitorial Services. Proposals accepted until Sept. 4, 2018.

Jefferson Community College, Birmingham, Bid Invitation: Jefferson Campus Floor Cleaning Services(for four buildings, including library). Bid opening date: Oct. 21, 2020.

State of Alabama Department of Finance Division of Purchasing Solicitation, Request for Bids: For Building Cleaning Services, Exterior, work to be completed at the Alabama Public Library Service. Creation date: Jul. 23, 2021.

 

 Arizona

Current Arizona law prohibiting public entities from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.

City of Buckeye, Professional Services Agreement, for Design of Buckeye North Library and Community Center. Release date of Request for Qualifications: Oct. 1, 2020.

City of Chandler, Purchase Agreement with Baker & Taylor, LLC; Ingram Library Services, LLC; and Midwest Tape, LLC,  for Library Materials and Related Services. Date prepared: Aug. 27, 2018.

City of Glendale, Agreement for Library Control Services with MARCIVE, Inc. Agreement date: Jul. 1, 2017.

City of Glendale, Agreement for Library Control Services with MARCIVE, Inc., Contract Extension. Execution date: Apr. 9, 2021. (See previous agreement for provisions.)

City of Glendale, Agreement for Library Print Materials with Brodart Co., Effective date: July 1, 2017.

City of Glendale, Linking Agreement Between City of Glendale and Arizona Furnishings, for furnishing Heroes Regional Park Library. Agreement date: 2018.

City of Glendale, Personal Services Contract with ABT Performing Arts Association,  FY 2019-20 Performing Arts Partnership Program (for performances at the Glendale Main Library Auditorium). Date of contract: Aug. 5, 2019.

City of Glendale, Personal Services Contract with Barnett Productions, FY 2019-2020 Performing Arts Partnership Program (for performances at each of the Glendale Public Libraries). Date of contract: Aug. 27, 2019.

City of Phoenix Finance Department, Request for Proposal: Automated Materials Handling System for Burton Barr Library—Requirements Contract. Issue date: Mar. 2, 2018.

City of Phoenix Finance Department, Request for Proposal: Periodical and Electronic Journal Subscription Services—Requirements Contract. Solicitation issue date: Aug. 17, 2018.

City of Phoenix Finance Department, Request for Qualifications: Library Materials and Associated Services. Offer due date: Sept. 22, 2017. [Last accessed Mar. 28, 2021.]

City of Prescott, Notice Inviting Proposals: Coffee Bar Concession Services for City of Prescott Library.  Proposals to be opened: Nov. 1, 2018.

City of Scottsdale, City Council Report includes Maricopa County Library District Library Assistance Program Intergovernmental Agreement for FY 2018/19 Library Materials. Meeting date: May 22, 2018.

City of Scottsdale, City Council Report includes Intergovernmental Agreement with Maricopa County Library District for Library Assistance Program, Original contract date: 2018; continuation approved Jul. 1, 2021.

City of Scottsdale, City Council Report. Includes Palomino Library Intergovernmental Agreement with Scottsdale Unified School District for the operation and maintenance of the Palomino Library at Desert Mountain High School. Meeting date: Nov. 26, 2018.

City of Scottsdale, City Council Report. Includes Palomino Library Artwork Agreement. Meeting date: Dec. 2, 2016.

City of Tolleson, Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Mobile Library Vehicle, Published Oct. 8 & 15, 2020.

Northern Arizona University, Request for Proposal: Temporary Employment Services, includes Library Assistant. Date due: Nov. 26, 2019.

Pima County Procurement, Notice of Information for Bids: Library Processing Supplies for Pima County Public Library, Due in and opens: Jan. 7, 2022.

Pima County Procurement, Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP), Library Presenter Services. Date due: Nov. 20, 2018.

Pima County Procurement, Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP), Library Presenter Services. Date due: Jun. 7, 2022.

Pima County Procurement, Solicitation for Qualifications: Architectural and Engineering Design Services: Sahuarita Library, Tucson. Date of solicitation: Apr. 19, 2018.

Vail Unified School District, Invitation for Bid: Old Vail Middle School New Library. Due date: Nov. 5, 2019. [Last accessed March 28, 2021.]

Vail Unified School District, Request for Proposals, for Opening Day Library Collection for Mica Mountain High School. Issuance date: Jan. 21, 2020. [Last accessed March 28, 2021.]

 

Arkansas

Current Arkansas law prohibiting public entities from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.

Henderson State University, Request for Proposal: Integrated Library System—Management System. Solicitation issued: Apr. 23, 2019.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Request for Proposal, Bid Solicitation Document: Surveillance Camera System for university (includes library). Issue date: Dec. 7, 2020.

University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana, Invitation for Bid: Repair Roof Covering of the Technical and Industrial (T&I) and Library Complex Buildings, Solicitation issued: Jul. 2, 2019.

 

Florida

Current Florida law prohibiting public entities from contracting with any company or non-profit that boycotts Israel.
 
Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Solicitation: Next Generation Integrated Library System (NGS/ILS) and Discovery Services (DS).  Bid start date: Mar. 23, 2018.

Submittal from Innovative Interfaces for Next Generation Integrated Library System (NGS/ILS) and Discovery Services (DS), for Broward County Board of County Commissioners,  Apr. 17, 2018.

Submittal from TLC for Next Generation Integrated Library System (NGS/ILS) and Discovery Services (DS), for Broward County Board of County Commissioners,  Apr. 25, 2018.

City of Homestead, Request for Proposals for Homestead History Experience (for the research, design, fabrication, and installation of a historical exhibit at the City’s library of the future, the Homestead Cybrarium), Due date: Jan. 19, 2021.

City of Jacksonville, RFP Specifications for Jacksonville Public Library WAN Fiber and Internet Connectivity Information Technologies Division. Open date: Oct. 10, 2018.

City of Mount Dora, Request for Qualification: Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) Services – Citywide Projects, projects include library parking lot expansion and public library expansion. Bids/proposals due: Jul. 8, 2019.

City of Parkland, Invitation to Bid: Library Shelving for Parkland Library. Responses due: Apr. 4, 2019.

Florida Department of Management Services, Contract for Operation and Management of Gadsen Correctional Facility. Service commencement date: Aug. 1, 2019. Contract includes: 4.37 Library
4.37.1 CONTRACTOR shall provide an inmate law library in compliance with the Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, and FDC policy and procedure. Library reports will be submitted monthly to FDC per FDC policy and procedure. 4.37.2 CONTRACTOR will provide a general library for inmate use.

Florida Department of State, Request for Proposals: Consultant Services for DLIS [Division of Library and Information Services] LSTA [Library Services and Technology Act] Five-Year Evaluation and Plan, Agency release date: July 2, 2021.

Indian River County Purchasing Division, Request for Proposals: Indian River County Main & North Library Meeting Room Audio/Video Upgrade. RFP opening date: Apr. 7, 2021.

Lee County Board of County Commissioners, Division of Procurement Management, Invitation to Bid: Annual – Delivery Service for Lee County Library System. Open date: May 22, 2018.

Lee County Board of County Commissioners, Division of Procurement Management, Invitation to Bid: Temporary Personnel Services County- Wide. Includes “Library Assistant-Should have the ability to assist librarians in cataloging, reference activities, circulation department, and working with patrons.” Advertise date: Jan. 27, 2017.

Orange County Library System Board of Trustees, Board Packet for November 2019. Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Contract for continuing MEP services to the library. Board meeting date: Nov. 14, 2019. [Last accessed 12/3-9/2021]

Orange County Library System, Request for Qualifications: Continuing Architectural and Civil Engineering Services. Issue date: July 8, 2019.

Orange County Library System, Request for Qualifications: Continuing Construction Management Services. Issue date: Jul. 8, 2019.

Orange County Library System, Request for Qualifications: Design and Engineering Services for OCLS Main Library Emergency Generator Replacement and Diesel Tank Removal and Replacement Project. Issue date: Apr. 3, 2019.

Putnam County Board of County Commissioners, Contract Documents and Specifications: Putnam County, Florida Library System E-Rate C2 Upgrade Project. Date published: Feb. 18, 2019.

Town of Lake Park Town Commission,, Resolution Authorizing Purchase Order with Java Connections for Purchase of Laptopsanytime Kiosks for Lake Park Public Library Patrons. Resolution date: Aug. 2, 2021.

 

Georgia

Current Georgia law prohibiting contracts between the state and individuals or companies that boycott Israel.

Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Design-Bid-Build Contract for Dalton State College, West and South Roof Sections, Library Building. Version: May 2020.

Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Design-Bid-Build Construction Contract for Dalton State College, Roberts Library—Chiller Replacement. Version: Jul. 6, 2016.

 

Iowa

Current Iowa law prohibiting contracts of public entities with companies that are participating in a boycott Israel. In the RFPs below, these are identified as “scrutinized companies.”

Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Request for Bids: Library Supplies, Equipment and Furnishings, State Posts Notice of RFB on TSB website: Nov. 8, 2021.

Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS) on behalf of the Department of Education, Request for Proposal: Library Delivery Service. State posts notice of RFP on TSB website: Apr. 5, 2019.

Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS) on behalf of the Department of Education, Request for Proposal: Library Wireless Access Counter. State posts notice of RFP on TSB website:  Jun. 3, 2019. 5/6

Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Request for Bids: State of Iowa Library Kids First Event. State posts notice of RFP on TSB website:  Jun. 13, 2019.

State Library of Iowa, Request for Proposal: e-Library Resources, RFP posted: Mar. 1, 2021.

 

Louisiana

Current Louisiana law prohibiting executive branch agencies from contracting with vendors that engage in boycotts of Israel. 

State of Louisiana Office of State Procurement, Invitation to Bid: Library Materials and Services (Statewide), Date: Feb. 1, 2021. [Last accessed 12/3-9/2021.]

 

Michigan

Current Michigan law, Act 526 and Act 527 (2016),  prohibiting the Department of Management and the Budget and state agencies from entering into a contract with any person engaged in a boycott with a “strategic partner” as described in 22 USC 8601 to 8606. That federal law lists only Israel as a strategic partner.

State of Michigan Central Procurement Services, Contract Change Notice, RELX INC., dba LexisNexis, Statewide Legal Research Databases and Legal Print Products. Contract includes Patron access up to three terminals at the Library of Michigan. Initial effective date: Apr. 1, 2020.

State of Michigan Enterprise Procurement, Contract Change Notice, Gravity Works Design, Website Development Services for Library of Michigan. Initial effective date: Jun. 1, 2018.

State of Michigan Enterprise Procurement, Contract Change Notice,  Maxwell Associates, Inc., Strategic Planning Consultant – 3 Year Plan for Library of Michigan. Initial effective date: Apr. 1, 2019.

State of Michigan Enterprise Procurement, Notice of Contract, Yeo & Yeo, P.C., Financial Practices Manual and Training – for Library of Michigan. Initial effective date: May 15, 2019.

State of Michigan Procurement , Contract Change Notice, Library Collection Materials Vendor (Book Jobber) – for Library of Michigan. Initial effective date: May 15, 2018.

State of Michigan Procurement, Contract Change Notice, Niche Academy Library Training Resources for Library of Michigan. Initial effective date: Jul. 1, 2020.

State of Michigan Procurement, Contract Change Notice, The Emery-Pratt Company, Library Collection Materials Vendor (Book Jobber)—for Library of Michigan. Initial effective date: May 15, 2018.

State of Michigan Procurement, Notice of Contract, Coughlan Companies, LLC dba Capstone, Database Subscription - Content for Early Readers for Library of Michigan. Initial effective date: Jul. 1, 2019.

State of Michigan Procurement, Notice of Contract, DatabaseUSA.com LLC, Content/Database Subscriptions for Library of Michigan. Initial effective date: Sept. 1, 2018. [Last accessed 12/3-9/2021.]

 

Missouri

Current Missouri law prohibiting public entities from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.

University of Missouri Procurement, Bid Request: Library Book Storage Trays. Due date: Mar. 9, 2021.

University of Missouri, Request for Proposals for Furnishing and Delivery of Integrated Library System, Due date: May 12, 2021.

 

North Carolina

Current North Carolina law prohibiting state agencies from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.

Chatham County Consultant Services, Request for Proposals, For Library Community Assessment of Programs and Services. Proposal deadline: Jan. 30, 2020.

Iredell County, Bid and Project Requirements and Contract for Library Wall/Ceiling Demolition and Remodel Project. Deadline for submitting bids: Mar. 21, 2019.

Lincoln County, Category 2 E-rate Project for New West Lincoln Library. RFP issued: Dec. 21, 2018.

Lincoln County, Jonas Library Ceiling Renovation. Issue date: Sept. 17, 2018.

Lincoln County Library, Request for Proposals for Library Mobile App. Proposal deadline: Feb. 27, 2020.

New Hanover County Public Library, Request for Bids: Furniture Purchase for Northeast Branch Library, RFB issued: Mar. 20, 2019.

Wake County,  Interlocal Agreement for Morrisville Community Library Between Town of Morrisville, North Carolina and Wake County, North Carolina for ground lease for library site, Agreement date: 2018.

 

Ohio

Current Ohio law prohibiting state agencies from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.

State of Ohio, Department of Administrative Services, Contract with EBSCO for Periodical Subscription and Continuation Services for the State Library of Ohio. Effective date: Jan. 1, 2018.

State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Original Contract: Map Library Conversion and Cataloging ServicesView terms & conditions. Effective date: Feb. 11, 2019.

State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Contract for Library Furnishings, with Tennsco CorporationView terms & conditions. Effective date: May 1, 2020.

State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Contract for Library Furnishings, with Tennsco CorporationView terms & conditions. Effective date: 4/19/2021.

State of Ohio, Department of Administrative Services, Revised Contract for Classroom and Instructional and Institutional Furniture and Fixtures, Library Furnishings, Furniture. Effective date: April 30, 2019.

State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Revised Contract for Library Furnishings with Library Design Associates Inc., Effective date: April 6, 2020.

State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Revised Contract for Library Furniture, with Aurora Storage ProductsView terms & conditions. Effective date: Apr. 1, 2021.

State of Ohio, through the Department of Administrative Services, Office of Procurement Services, for the Ohio Department of Higher Education and The State Library of Ohio (LIB), Request for Proposals: Statewide Library Delivery Services (SLDS). RFP issued: Feb. 1, 2021.

 

South Carolina

Current South Carolina law prohibiting contracts between public entities and any business engaged in a boycott, “based on race, color, religion, gender, or national origin of the targeted person or entity,” of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with whom South Carolina can enjoy open trade. Explanation of the intent and significance of this legislation.

Francis Marion University, Invitation for Construction Services, Indefinite Delivery Contract, Library 1st Floor Electrical Additions Project. Announcement: Oct., 2017.

Medical University of South Carolina, Request for Qualifications to Provide Construction Management At-Risk Services, College of Pharmacy Basic Science Building Addition & Innovative Instructional Redesign Colbert Library Renovation. Qualifications due: Jan. 15, 2019

State of South Carolina, Invitation for Bid, Medical University of South Carolina, Secure Laptop Self Service Locker for MUSC Library. Submit offer by: Aug. 26, 2020.

State of South Carolina, Request for Proposal: PASCAL Shared Library Services Platform. Submit offer by: Oct. 31, 2018.

 

South Dakota

Current South Dakota executive order prohibiting executive agencies from contracting with a contractor that boycotts Israel.

State of South Dakota Department of Education Division of Library Services, Subagreement with City of Mitchell, Mitchell Public Library for a grant of federal financial assistance, May 31, 2017.

 

Texas

Current Texas law prohibiting contracts between state entities and companies that boycott Israel.

2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award (of the Texas Library Association) Registration & License Agreement for schools, public libraries and home school associations.

City of Allen, Duct Cleaning Proposal: Allen Public Library Proposal. Proposal date: Nov. 16, 2020.

City of Arlington, Project Manual: Woodland West Library Renovations. Manual date: Apr. 13, 2019.

City of Austin, Contract Between the City of Austin and Brainfuse, Inc. for Online Academic Tutoring Database for Austin Public Library. Contract signed: Apr. 16-17, 2019.

City of Bourne, Request for Proposal Telecommunications System and Carrier Services (to connect three buildings, including the library), Date issued: Jan. 4, 2022. Includes required certifications bidder does not boycott Israel or discriminate against firearm entities or firearm trade associations. [Last accessed: May 26, 2022.]

City of Buda, Request for Proposals: Janitorial Services, for the City Hall/Library. Proposal closing date: Feb. 16, 2018.

City of Buda, Request for Proposals: Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) for City Hall and Public Library Building. Proposal closing date: Feb. 23, 2018.

City of Cedar Hill, Request for Qualifications: Design and Engineering of the Premier Library and Signature Park & Trail. Issued: Sept. 17, 2019.

City of Celina, Request for Proposal: Library Master Plan. Issue date: Apr. 4, 2022. Includes required certifications bidder does not boycott Israel, energy companies, or firearm/ammunition industries.  [Last accessed: May 26, 2022.]

City of Corpus Christi, Request for Proposal: Temporary Staffing Services for Human Resources, positions include Library Assistant. Release date: Aug. 16, 2019.

City of Dallas, Request for Qualifications for Architectural & Professional Consultants for the design of New Vickery Meadow Branch Library. Issued: Jun. 13, 2018.

City of Denton, Contact by and Between City of Denton, Texas and Midwest Tape, LLC, to supply Audiovisual Materials, Books and Cataloging Services. Contract date: Sept. 18, 2018.

City of Dickinson, Request for Proposals: Recruitment Services, positions include Library Director. Deadline: Oct. 8, 2018.

City of Duncanville, Library Security System Services Contract with Knight Security Systems, LLC. Contract date: Oct. 17, 2017.

City of Edinburg, Request for Proposals: Radio Frequency Identification System (RFID): Conversion and Equipment for Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library. RFP issued: Feb. 4, 2022. Includes required certifications bidder does not boycott Israel or energy companies or discriminate against firearm entities or firearm trade associations. [Last accessed: May 26, 2022.]

City of Euless, Bid Invitation: Operable Louvered Canopy for Library. Bid due date: May 6, 2020.

City of Houston, Invitation to Bid (ITB), Library Books and Audiovisual Materials for the Houston Public Library, Issued Jul. 23, 2021.

City of Houston, Library Digital Databases and Collection Services Agreement (contract form). No date.

City of Houston Request for Proposals: City of Houston Downtown Facilities Plan. (Plan to “modernize, renovate, finance, operate, and maintain four city buildings” including the Central Library.) Date issued: Sept. 24, 2021. Includes required certifications bidder does not boycott Israel or energy companies or discriminate against firearm entities or firearm trade associations. [Last accessed: May 26, 2022.]

City of Houston, Request for Proposals: Implementation of Digital Materials in a Variety of Formats for the Houston Public Library. Date issued: Oct. 30, 2020.

City of Houston, Request for Proposals: Acquisition of Library Books and Audiovisual Material for the Houston Public Library System. Date issued: March 13, 2020.

City of Killeen, Circulation Counter Replacement at Copper Mountain Branch Library, Bids received until Apr. 13, 2021.

City of Leander, Amendment to the Library Operations & Management Services Agreement with Library Systems & Services, LLC, Nov. 2020.

City of Longview, Invitation to Bid: Janitorial Service—Longview Public Library. May 17, 2018.

City of Palestine (!), Request for Proposals: Janitorial Services, facilities include Palestine Public Library. Notice published: July 11, 2020.

City of Pearland, Awarding a Construction Manager at Risk to Spawglass Corp. for Pre-construction Services for Shadow Creek Library, Submitted Oct. 14, 2019.

City of San Antonio, An Ordinance Approving a Contract with OverDrive, Inc. to Provide the San Antonio Public Library with Downloadable Books and Digital Media. Passed and approved: Apr. 5, 2018.

City of San Antonio, Ordinance Approving a Contract with Whirlix Designs, Inc. to Provide the San Antonio Public Library with Playground Equipment. Passed and approved: Sept. 2, 2021.

City of San Antonio, Request for Offer: Annual Contract for Bibliocore and Bibliomobile Application [for San Antonio Public Library], Date issued: Oct. 9, 2018.

City of Waco, Request for Proposal: Integrated Library System for Waco-McLennan County Library. Issue date: Aug. 17, 2021.

City of Waco, Request for Qualifications, Temporary Labor Pool, positions include Library Assistant and Library Page. Issue date: Mar. 28, 2018.

College Station Independent School District, Request for Proposal: Library Books. Issue Date: April 20, 2020.

County of Fort Bend, Addendum to Bibliotheca Maintenance and Support Services Agreement with Bibliotheca, LLC. Addendum signed: Jan. 10, 2018.

County of Fort Bend, Addendum to Library E-Content Agreement, FY 2020 with EBSCO. Addendum signed: Nov. 6, 2019.

County of Fort Bend, Addendum to Library E-Content Agreement, FY 2021 with EBSCO. Addendum signed: Dec. 2, 2020.

County of Fort Bend, Request for Proposals: Construction of North Library in Precinct 3 for Fort Bend County. Submit no later than: Apr. 20, 2021.

County of Fort Bend, Invitation for Bid: Furniture and Shelving for Fort Bend County Mission Bend Branch Library. includes bid of Library Interiors of Texas. Bid deadline: Jul. 10, 2018.

County of Fort Bend, Request for Proposals: Online Homework Tutor for Libraries, Submission deadline: July 6, 2021.

County of Fort Bend, Term Contract for Purchase of Trade Books, Recommendation: Baker & Taylor and Waldorf Publishing for Fort Bend County Libraries. Bid date: Aug. 28, 2019.

Donna Independent School District, Request for Proposals (RFP): Fire & Security Alarm Monitoring, Inspection & Repair Services for school district (includes Donna High Library). Due date: Sept. 6, 2021.

Education Service Center, Region 10,  Request for Proposal: Library Management Solutions. Request date: May 7, 2021.

TLC & Tech Logic, Submittal for Library Management Solutions for Region 10 ESC. Submitted: May 21, 2021.

The Educational Purchasing Interlocal Cooperative at Region 6, Response of Hexagramm US LLC to Request for Proposals: Books - Library, Text, Publications. Issue date: May 4, 2020.

Galena Park Independent School District, Request for Proposals: Books and Publications (includes “Publications and Books, Library and Other”), Initial Submittal Deadline and Proposal Opening Deadline: Sept. 6, 2018.

HGACBuy (Cooperative Purchasing Program, Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments), Invitation to Submit Competitive: Temporary Staffing, Direct-Hire and Other Employer Services. Occupation descriptions include Librarian, Library Aide/Clerk, and Library Technician. Issue date: Nov. 12, 2020.

Houston-Galveston Area Council, Contract with BG Staffing, Inc.: Temporary Staffing, Direct-hire and Other Employment Services, Positions include librarian, library aide/clerk, library technician. Contract signed Jun. 22,24, 2021.

HGACBuy (Cooperative Purchasing Program, Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments), Invitation to Submit Competitive: Temporary Staffing, Direct-Hire and Other Employer Services. Occupation descriptions include Librarian, Library Aide/Clerk, and Library Technician. Issue date: Jan. 3, 2017.

Houston Community College System, Request for Proposal (Services): Library Discovery Layer. Proposal deadline: Jul. 13, 2018.

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor Agreement with Abecedarian ABC, LLC, for Books, Library, and Educational Materials. Agreement signed: Sept. 20, 2020.

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor Agreement with Bearport Publishing for Books and Library and Educational Materials. Agreement signed: Dec. 15, 2017.

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor Agreement with Credo Reference Limited for Books and Library and Educational Materials. Agreement signed: Nov. 15, 2017.

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor Agreement with Demco, Inc. for Books and Library and Educational Materials. Agreement signed: Dec. 15, 2017.

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor Agreement with Innovative Library Interiors for Furniture, Furnishings and Services. Agreement signed: Apr. 15, 2020. [Last accessed Dec. 3-9, 2021.]

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor Agreement with Library Organizer for Academic Curriculum, Instructional Materials and Services. Agreement signed: May 25, 2018.

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor Agreement with McGraw-Hill School Education, LLC for Books and Library and Educational Materials. Agreement signed: Jan. 25, 2018.

The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor agreement with MT Library Services Inc., DBA Junior Library Guild for Books, Library, and Educational Materials, Agreement signed Dec. 3, 2020.

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor Agreement with myON, LLC for Books and Library and Educational Materials. Agreement signed: Dec. 15, 2017.

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor Agreement with Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc. for Books, Library, and Educational Materials. Agreement signed: Dec. 10, 2020.

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor Agreement with Teachers Discovery Inc. for Books and Library and Educational Materials. Agreement signed: Dec. 15, 2017.

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), TIPS Vendor Agreement with The Library Store, Inc. for Books and Library and Educational Materials. Agreement signed: Dec. 15, 2017.

Lake Dallas Independent School District, Request for Proposal: Discount for Library Supplies, Issue date: May 28, 2021.

Lancaster Independent School District, Invitation to Bid: Library Books and Supplies Catalog, Opening date: Aug. 2, 2021.

Nueces County Commissioners, Agreement with Brainfuse Inc. to provide online tutoring and job assistance services to Nuences County Library patrons. Agreement date: Aug. 5, 2020.

Pflugerville ISD, Request for Proposal: Library Books, Subscriptions, Supplies and Services. Proposal accepted until: Mar. 9, 2018.

Region 3 Education Service Center, Bid Name: Office, Library and Instructional Furniture. Bid opening and deadline date: Feb. 22, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library, Request for Proposal: Talent Modernization Study for the San Antonio Public Library. Release date: Apr. 15, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library, Request for Proposal: Community Needs Assessment – SAPL. Release date: Apr. 8, 2019.

San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District, Request for Bids: Library and Classroom Books, Miscellaneous Supplies and Equipment for Campuses ... Request date: Jul. 6, 2020. [Last accessed Mar. 28, 2021.]

Tarrant County Purchasing Department, Request for Proposals: Library Automation Software. Proposals due: Feb. 21, 2019.

Texas Southmost College, Request for Proposal: Library Services Platform, Submission date: March 25, 2021.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Request for Proposals: Library Grantsmanship Academy. Request date: Feb. 15, 2019.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Request for Offer: TexShare Databases Program Genealogy & Local History Electronic Resources. Request date: Jan. 3, 2019.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Standard Terms and Conditions for TexShare and/or TexQuest Agreements. No date (2021?) TexShare is a consortium of Texas libraries. TexQuest provides access to digital resources for educators, students, and students' immediate families in Texas K-12 public schools and open-enrollment charter schools. Document includes requirements that respondent does not boycott Israel or energy companies or discriminate against firearm entities or firearm trade associations. [Last accessed: May 26, 2022.]

The Texas State University System, Request for Qualifications for Architect/Engineer Professional Services for Lamar University, Beaumont Texas for Mary and John Gray Library Fire Sprinkler System, Submission date: Mar. 16, 2020.

University of Houston, Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal: Partial Roof Replacement & Water Intrusion Repairs for the MD Anderson Library. Issue Date: March 1, 2021.

UNT (University of North Texas) System, Request for Proposal: Integrated Library System Evaluation. Proposal deadline: Mar. 18, 2020. [Last accessed Dec. 3-9, 2021.]

Upshur County Public Library, Service Agreement with LEARN: Lonestar Education and Research Network for Network Services. Signed May 28, 2021.

 

Wisconsin

Current Wisconsin executive order prohibiting contacts between state agencies and business entities that boycott Israel.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Intergovernmental Agreement with Milwaukee Public Library for Interlibrary Loan Services (to be made “available to all libraries in Wisconsin through the auspices of the Department of Public Instruction), Agreement date: Apr. 19, 2021.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Request for Bid: Mass Deacidification of Paper-Based Library Materials. Issued date: Mar. 3, 2021.

University of Wisconsin System, Request for Proposal: Primary Book Vendor for English Language Publications, to provide tools to share library order, approval and holdings data in order to make informed collaborative purchasing decisions, and to provide reports to evaluate the libraries' collection holdings. Issued: Feb. 16, 2021. 

 

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