are proposals or offers to run specified services for a certain amount of money. The purchaser decides on a service it wants to provide, usually providing written details of its requirements in a document called a specification. Organisations then put in bids or proposals to run the service. Bids should be considered against the funder's criteria. The successful organisation is awarded funding and usually enters into an official agreement with the purchaser. These agreements are usually called Service Level Agreements or Memorandums of Agreement.
ath nformation and ata ervices is one of three data centres for the UK Higher Education community. It is based at Bath University. Others are EDINA and MIMAS. All are funded by JISC. BIDS hosts many online bibliographic services including the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, PsycINFO, INSPEC for engineers, British Education Index and ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) and Ingenta (electronic journals). These services can be accessed by UWS users from the LIS Subject Services web pages.
Bath Information and Data Services: a JISC national datacentre providing access to various electronic resources. Link to: BIDS website.
Bath Information & Data Services Telnet site: bids.ac.uk Web site: http://www.bids.ac.uk/ (not all databases can be accessed via the Web) BIDS is a UK-based provider of bibliographic data services. It contains reference information rather than full-text information. A username and password are required - these are available from the Library. Recommended.
Bath Information and Data Services. BIDS provides access to datasets. Now part of IngentaConnect.
Bath Information and Data Service http://www.bids.ac.uk
The CSX bulk commodity storage and distribution service.