Group Purchasing/Vendor Mall

Group Purchasing | Associate Members

The OLC and the Sourcing Alliance have teamed up to market business services that will save public libraries both time and money. The Sourcing Alliance creates and manages group purchasing programs in accordance with applicable public sector guidelines and, in many cases, satisfies the state-required bidding process. Libraries can join Sourcing Alliance by simply completing an Affiliate Purchasing Agreement. No fees. No minimum requirements. No obligation.

Programs currently offered to OLC members:

  • Automated materials handling/sorters
  • Computer hardware & software
  • Consulting & legal services
  • Furniture
  • Office supplies
  • Off-site printing
  • RFID
  • Self-service solutions
  • Telephone & security systems
  • and more

Vendor Mall

The OLC Vendor Mall is your one-stop shopping opportunity for the products and services that you need for your public library. The vendors included in the mall support the mission of the OLC as well as its public library members and their commitment to serve the citizens of Ohio with unparalleled quality and value.

Acoustic Panels Continental Office Environments
Architects

CBLH Design, Inc.

DesignGroup Library Group

Holzheimer Bolek + Meehan | Architects

Library Design Associates, Inc.

Audio/Visual Materials Midwest Tape
Automated Materials Handling Bibliotheca
Computer Hardware | Software Bibliotheca
Consulting

Continental Office Environments

Library Design Associates, Inc.

Electricity | Natural Gas OnDemand Energy Solutions
Flooring Continental Office Environments
Furniture Continental Office Environments
Insurance

Ohio Plan

SEBO

Consulting | Legal Services Bricker and Eckler, LLP

Brouse McDowell, LPA
Moving Continental Office Environments
Music Midwest Tape
News Media New York Times
Office Supplies Office Depot
RFID Bibliotheca
Sanitation & Safety Supplies State Chemical Solutions
Shelving Continental Office Environments
Self-Service Bibliotheca
Signage Continental Office Environments
Telephone | Security Systems Garber Connect
Wall Art Continental Office Environments
Worker’s Comp Group Rating CareWorks Comp

Disclaimer: The vendors included in the Vendor Mall are Associate members of the Ohio Library Council and have paid a fee for their listing.

 

Automated Materials Handling/Sorters

Bibliotheca

Bibliotheca helps libraries increase circulation and program attendance, promote their library, improve staff work-life, and create a wonderful patron experience. We are honored to serve over 325 libraries and over 500 locations throughout Ohio.

Our solutions include:

  • Automated Materials Handling/Sorters
  • RFID tags and tagging services
  • Self-Checkout machines
  • Holds Pickup Lockers3
  • Detection Gates

These solutions can be based on RFID, Electromagnetic (EM/Tattle Tape), or barcode. Contact Doug Potts at any time to discuss your needs and outcomes at  (404) 725-0347.

 

Computer Hardware | Software

Bibliotheca

Bibliotheca helps libraries increase circulation and program attendance, promote their library, improve staff work-life, and create a wonderful patron experience. We are honored to serve over 325 libraries and over 500 locations throughout Ohio.

Our solutions include:

  • Automated Materials Handling/Sorters
  • RFID tags and tagging services
  • Self-Checkout machines
  • Holds Pickup Lockers3
  • Detection Gates

These solutions can be based on RFID, Electromagnetic (EM/Tattle Tape), or barcode. Contact Doug Potts at any time to discuss your needs and outcomes at (404) 725-0347.

Office Supplies

Office Depot

The OLC/Office Depot partnership offers OLC-member libraries discounted pricing on approximately 500 “core list” items as well as on an unlimited list of “custom core” that users can create. This special pricing is in addition to the 10-20% discounts that are offered to OLC members on all of the Office Depot’s 12,000 products, including:

  • Office Supplies
  • Paper and Toner
  • Furniture
  • Technology Products
  • Off-Site Printing
  • Facility Resources
  • Promotional Supplies, and
  • Much, much more.

A new Office Depot eCommerce web portal makes it easy to access the catalog of products and opens the door to huge savings.

Consulting and Legal Services

Brouse McDowell, LPA

Brouse McDowell is a full-service law firm based in northeast Ohio. As we approach our centennial in 2019, we continue our long tradition of delivering sophisticated legal counsel to public agencies, including libraries, and to the private sector. Over 75 attorneys in 12 core service areas bring together the specialized skills our clients need to meet their objectives.

Library systems are well-served by our depth of knowledge in labor and employment law, including: employment litigation; state and federal administrative proceedings; collective bargaining and arbitration; preparation of employment policies and personnel policy manuals; day-to-day counseling; and workers’ compensation.

Brouse McDowell also assists clients in commercial and corporate matters; regulatory compliance and reporting; insurance recovery; intellectual property; civil litigation; real estate matters; tax issues relating to the formation and operation of a variety of legal entities; and advice on organizational issues, tax abatement and exemption opportunities.

For more information go to www.brouse.com.

Electricity and Natural Gas Energy Solutions

OnDemand Energy Solutions

With dynamic changes in the electricity and natural gas energy markets, the Sourcing Alliance has designed a program to provide cost-savings solutions through a partnership with OnDemand Energy, a third-party, independent energy management consultant.

The Sourcing Alliance’s energy procurement services program for electricity and natural gas includes:

  • identifying strategies to optimize affiliates’ Energy pricing and mitigate market risks;
  • securing energy price quotes and contract terms through a competitive procurement process tailored to each affiliate’s unique needs;
  • developing and presenting Energy procurement recommendations for each affiliate; and
  • recommending changes in Energy purchasing strategies to affiliates on an ongoing basis.

Janitorial, Sanitation, and Safety Supplies

State Chemical Solutions

State Chemical provides program participants with quality, cost-effective, facility-specific cleaning and maintenance programs and products. Its specialty products and services cover institutional and industrial cleaning and maintenance programs across a variety of industries.

A family-owned business, State Chemical has over 100 years’ experience in the cleaning chemicals industry. Today, it is a leader in offering truly green solutions, with products and procedures that reduce the health and environmental impacts far more effectively than conventional cleaning products and procedures used for the same purposes. Green cleaning, sanitation, and maintenance means products are SAFE, SUSTAINABLE, and EFFECTIVE. State Chemical’s green certified products are:

  • Nontoxic
  • No/low volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Less irritating to skin/eyes
  • Biodegradable
  • No carcinogens
  • No/low fragrance

Green certified products reduce health and environmental impacts, making it safe for our earth and your people.

Managed Print Services

ComDoc

ComDoc offers OLC members very aggressive pricing on managed print services and allows for the flexibility to receive customized pricing tailored to meet your unique needs. The program focuses on achieving the best overall cost of ownership for your organization. There are no hidden fees, charges, or terms that are often found in competitor’s contracts.

ComDoc’s objective is to establish a print management program under a first-of-its-kind total cost of ownership model. Within the program, OLC members participating in the program can:

  • Migrate all copy, print, scan, and fax equipment and services to a single contract with a proven supplier.
  • Access defined service-level agreements, with a single bill each month.
  • Pay a single price per copy/print over the term of the contract with no upfront capital expenditures.
  • Only pay for what you use.

News Media

The New York Times is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information since 1851. It is known globally for excellence in its journalism, and innovation in its print and digital storytelling and its business model. With 119 Pulitzer Prizes – more than any other news organization – and more than 1,300 reporters in 38 bureaus around the globe, The New York Times is among the most revered publications in the world.

 

RFID

Bibliotheca

Bibliotheca helps libraries increase circulation and program attendance, promote their library, improve staff work-life, and create a wonderful patron experience. We are honored to serve over 325 libraries and over 500 locations throughout Ohio.

Our solutions include:

  • Automated Materials Handling/Sorters
  • RFID tags and tagging services
  • Self-Checkout machines
  • Holds Pickup Lockers3
  • Detection Gates

These solutions can be based on RFID, Electromagnetic (EM/Tattle Tape), or barcode. Contact Doug Potts at any time to discuss your needs and outcomes at (404) 725-0347.

 

Self-Service

Bibliotheca

Bibliotheca helps libraries increase circulation and program attendance, promote their library, improve staff work-life, and create a wonderful patron experience. We are honored to serve over 325 libraries and over 500 locations throughout Ohio.

Our solutions include:

  • Automated Materials Handling/Sorters
  • RFID tags and tagging services
  • Self-Checkout machines
  • Holds Pickup Lockers3
  • Detection Gates

These solutions can be based on RFID, Electromagnetic (EM/Tattle Tape), or barcode. Contact Doug Potts at any time to discuss your needs and outcomes at (404) 725-0347.

 

Telephone Systems | Security

Garber Connect

Garber Connect is a leading contractor for electrical lighting & power, generators, telecommunications, data networking, fire alarm, surveillance, and access control services. Garber Connect offers OLC members competitive pricing on:

  • Telephone systems
  • Structured cabling
  • Security (door access, cameras, intrusion alarms)
  • Generators