GB-Didcot: UKRI-3561 Subscription to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Library

Competitive Contract Award Notice

1. Title: GB-Didcot: UKRI-3561 Subscription to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Library
2. Awarding Authority:
UK Research & Innovation
Science & Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxford, OX11 0QX, United Kingdom
Tel. 01235 446553, Email:, URL:
Contact: Corporate Procurement, Attn: Corporate Procurement
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Other services.

4. Description: Subscription services. The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is a world leading science organisation which works with a wide range of parties (universities, private sector and international research partners) to deliver a high standard of research and innovation. STFC is responsible for running and developing user facilities as well as delivering unique equipment to international Collaborations and conducting and enabling a wide range of unique research.

An award has been made for the provision of a IEEE subscription service for the period 30th November 2023 to 31st December 2024.

Journal articles, conference papers and standards are important communication vehicles in the research world. Finding articles and retrieving full-text is an information need within STFC which the Library aims to meet through provision of trusted, high quality journal products.

Library user surveys and usage statistics have shown us that articles from IEEE journals and conferences are important to our researchers and in high demand.

The IEL provides unlimited access to 4 million+ articles, conference papers and standards published by IEEE. This is a single subscription to provide access across all STFC UK sites.

The IEEE publish and own their content and make it available through their product, the IEL. Each article is unique in content and not duplicated by any other publisher. An annual subscription to the IEL is required to access the content from IEEE.

The IEEE has appointed Content Online as their sole UK agent. No other agency can offer the product for subscription in the UK.
5. CPV Codes:
79980000 - Subscription services.

6. NUTS Codes :
UKJ14 - Oxfordshire

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: Oxfordshire,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: UKRI-3561
9. Awarded to:

Content Online
Suite 1, 37 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4EA, United Kingdom
Tel. +46 0702 657 250, Email:
Contact: Miles Bowden, Attn: Miles Bowden
Value Cost: 32,781.64
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: No Awarded to SME?: No
10. Date of Contract Award: 13/11/2023
11. Number of Tenders Received: 1
12. Other Information:
Other Information: To view this notice, please click here:
Suitable for VCO: No
Period of Work Start date: 30/11/2023
Period of Work End date: 31/12/2024