Requests for information, proposals or tender distributed via the Internet are listed here. This method of dissemination is used by the Library as there is likely to be widespread interest in the requirement, not just from potential vendors of products and services but also from the broader library and information community.

Annual Procurement Plan

The following Plan indicates potential approaches by the Library to the open market place, usually but not exclusively in the form of a Request For Tender.

Annual Procurement Plan

Approaches to the Open Market

The Annual Procurement Plan is usually updated in June of each year; the approaches to the open market is updated whenever a Division undertakes such a procurement approach.


  • Creation of a Panel for the Supply and Installation of Motorised Mobile Shelving
    (deadline for lodgements of tenders: Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 12:00pm)
    Download tender NLA RFT 17/069
  • Request for Quotation - Supply and Installation of Motorised Mobile Shelving - Level 4 Manuscripts Stack
    (deadline for lodgement of tenders: Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 12:00pm)
    Download tender NLA RFQ 17/080


  • Construction head contractor for building facade rectification
    (deadline for lodgments of tenders: Tuesday 2 August 2016 at 2:00pm)
    Download tender NLA RFT 15/147


  • Digitisation of Australian Joint Copying Project microfilms
    (deadline for lodgement of tenders: Thursday 27 August 2015 at 3:00pm)
    Download tender NLA RFP 14/036

  • Supply of Scanning Equipment to  Support Digitisation
    (deadline for lodgement of tenders: Friday 5 June 2015 at 2:00pm)
    Download tender NLA RFT 15/034





  • Digital Library Infrastructure Replacement (deadline for lodgement of tenders: Wednesday, 21st December 2011, 2:00pm)  Please note this is a select and not an open tender process.  It is intended for stage one Request For Proposal respondents who have been short listed to participate in this, a stage two select Request For Tender.
    Download tender NLA RFT11/103
    NLA RFT11/103, questions and answers



Pursuant to the Senate Order for entity contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by the National Library of Australia which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) and which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2017.

Most of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties which are readily found in Commonwealth contracts.

The reasons for including such confidentiality clauses include:
a. ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like; and
b. protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

The accountable authority of the National Library of Australia has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

Estimated cost of complying with this Order:  $2992
Basis of method used to estimate the cost:    Hours incurred by staff collating data based on per hour rates.

Contract details

  Contractor/ Donor Subject Matter Amount of consideration Start date Anticipated end date Contains confidentiality provisions (Y/N) Reason for confidentiality provisions Contract contains other requirements of confidentiality (Y/N) Reasons
1 ACTEWAGL Retail Electricity supply 2,800,000  1-Jul-16 30-Jun-20   N    Y General
2 Fredon Air Pty Ltd HVAC, Electrical and Motorised mobile shelving maintenanc  988,416 1-Sep-16  31-Aug-19   N    Y General 
3 AcronymIT Pty Ltd Adobe Enterprise Licence Agreement 105,505 23-Sep-16 22-Sep-17   N    N  
4 Mr Kerry Stokes AC Funding to support the Treasures Gallery Access Program 150,000 29-Sep-16 30-Jun-19   N    N  
5 Manteena Pty Ltd Marble Façade cornice cladding replacement 2,306,640 18-Nov-16 5-Dec-18  N    Y General
6 Transformed Pty Ltd Project management consultancy for National Digital Deposit Network 206,182 20-Jan-17 31-Aug-17   N     Y General
7 Steensen Varming (Australia) Pty Ltd Develop Master Plan for upgrade and replaement of HVAC system 216,884 23-Feb-17  22-Feb-17   N    Y General
8 Department of Communications and the Arts Funding to support the Community Heritage Grants Program  1,960,000 16-Mar-17 30-Jun-20  N    Y General
9 Minerals Council of Australia Funding to support NLA Fellowship 100,000  28-Mar-17 30-Jun-17  N    N  
10 Origin Energy LPG Limited Gas supply 240,000 1-Apr-17 31-Mar-20   Y General
11 Craig Walter Design and Innovation Blueprint of Trove 112,800 19-Jun-17 30-Aug-17 N   Y General