Notice inviting Tenders

Notice inviting Tenders
The Asiatic Society of Mumbai holds a large collection of books, manuscripts, journals, maps and bound volumes of old newspapers. It has approximately 2,50,000 books; out of these about 80,000 to 1,00,000 books belong to the period before the enactment of the Indian Copyright Act. There are about 14 lakh pages of old newspapers. With the financial assistance of the State Government, the Asiatic Society of Mumbai has embarked upon a project for Digitization/ Microfilming these documents. There is a need for a Portal which will enable registered users to access the digitized documents through their browsers without having the need to install anything.

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai invites tenders for the supply, hosting, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the Web Enabled Storage and Retrieval Digital Library Solution from experienced and competent organizations. The scope of work, details of experience required, technical specifications and time schedule relating to the tender, etc. are contained in the Tender Document which will be available at the Office of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai on payment of Rs.5,000/- as processing fee which will be non-refundable. The processing fee should be paid in cash or bank draft of a nationalized bank drawn in favour of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai. The Tender Document will be available at the Office of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai from 15th December to 18th December 2015 from 2 PM to 6 PM.
The Firms/ Organizations desirous of participating in this project are requested to collect the Tender Document during the office hours indicated above after paying the processing fee.

S.G. Kale
Asiatic Society of Mumbai