Thank you for your interest in providing materials for the 2021 Summer Library Program.

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), is a consortium of public libraries with a presence in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Guam, Mariana Islands and Micronesia.  We work together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children, teens, and adults to our member libraries. CSLP produces themes, manuals and works with artists and vendors to produce materials designed for our members to use.  Participating libraries can purchase program manuals, posters, reading logs, bookmarks, certificates, and a variety of reading incentives.  The result is unified and high-quality promotional and programming products for its 16,000 member libraries. Members have access to the same artwork, incentives, and publicity in addition to an extensive manual of programming and promotional ideas, aimed to promote summer reading for all ages.

The working theme for 2021 will be Animals. The Collaborative is pleased to work together on behalf of children, teens and adults and looks forward to exploring, with you, ways in which we can help improve the lives of all summer reading participants.

Bids and samples must be sent electronically to ensure that the CSLP vendor committee members have equal access to all bid components.  Submissions must be sent to Luke Kralik, Organizational Coordinator, at luke.kralik@cslpreads.org no later than 12:00 noon PST on Friday, July 12, 2019.

The CSLP vendor committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids.  After a vendor has been selected, CSLP will enter into a contract with the vendor that incorporates this Request for Proposals, and any agreed upon revisions, by reference and becomes the controlling agreement. CSLP reserves the right to request additional information from any Bidder at any time to and solicit independent third-party confirmation of any information submitted.  CSLP also reserves the right to change or terminate this RFP process at any point in time and without notice and makes no commitments, either implied or otherwise, that this process will result in a business transaction with your firm, any other provider participating in this process or any third party.

Link to the 2021 Program Incentives RFP:

https://www.cslpreads.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2021-cslp-incentive-rfp.pdf

Link to the 2021 Program Print Materials RFP:

https://www.cslpreads.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2021-cslp-print-paper-rfp.pdf

RFP Issued: May 17, 2019
Deadline to Submit Questions: June 21, 2019
Deadline for Proposal Submission: July 12, 2019
Estimated Date of Contract Award: August 30, 2019
Estimated Delivery Due Date of Requested items: August 14, 2020

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