|Requests for Proposal for the Skills Audit for Victorian Public Libraries are now open.
Closing date and time for responses is 4pm on Tuesday 16 April 2013. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in early May 2013.
Attached is a copy of the State Library's standard Agreement for the Provision of General Services.
Submissions and any questions should be directed to:
Project Officer, Public Libraries
Public Libraries and Comunity Engagement
State Library of Victoria
03 8664 7046
Q & A
Q1: Section 4 of the Request for Proposal identifies the range of stakeholders to be interviewed for development of the framework. For the purposes of costings, how many individuals do you expect this would include? To us it looks like quite a few, 15 at least without counting library managers and staff.
A1: Section 4 of the Request for Proposal identifies the stakeholders that the service provider will be required to canvass opinion and information from. This may be in the form of interviews or could be other methods such as surveys, focus groups or information sessions as recommended by the service provider. We will review each project methodology in its totality.
Q2: What bands should the budget cover? Bands 2-7? Or 3-6 which were most prominent in the previous research?
A2: The skills audit isn't restricted or focussed on a particular band level.
Q3: We are assuming in terms of job titles we are looking at Library officer, Library Technician and Librarian. Is this correct? Or should it also include more specialist roles? Volunteers? Trainees? The RFP on page two states 'staff at all levels'.
A3: Rather than focus on particular job titles, as there is a range of titles across the sector, the skills audit should aim to provide a snapshot of the current skills of Victorian public library staff (potentially by band level) and make recommendations on strategies to address skills gaps.