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SS16 05 — Nomination Agreement Framework for Supported Accommodation

Kent County Council | Published November 4, 2016  -  Deadline December 1, 2016

The Opportunity The purpose of this Nomination Agreement Framework for Supported Accommodation is to pre-qualify partners who wish to provide housing units with nomination agreements. This framework will create a repeatable, robust and fair process for implementing nomination agreements between KCC and providers of housing. The outcome KCC is seeking is a process that allows quick response to supported accommodation housing need. Housing need will be advertised via the Kent Business Portal, with details of location and client group. These advertisements will be to notify the housing market and may indicate that nominations agreements will be entered into to meet some specific need. Background Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over GBP 900m on goods and services and a population of 1.3m. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils. In the past KCC has used nomination agreements to guarantee access to accommodation for older and vulnerable people and provide assurance to a landlord that there will be an appropriate person identified to live in a property. This allows the council, and other stakeholders as appropriate, first refusal on accommodation units and gives housing providers confidence that rent payments will be received. It must work in the favour of all parties and allow appropriate exit (within reason) from the contract when it is no longer beneficial to either party. This has previously been managed on a case by case basis and KCC recognises this is time consuming for all parties and will not be sustainable given the increased demand for housing in line with the Kent Social Care Accommodation Strategy. This Nomination Agreement Framework for Supported Accommodation has been developed to provide a process for advertising accommodation need to the housing market and accepting nomination rights where necessary to promote development. Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation. Expression of Interest and Tender Process Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you've received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest. You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a tender. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert. Indicative Procurement Timetable Pre-Qualification Questionnaire closes 01/12/2016 Invitation To Tender 09/12/2016 Invitation To Tender closes 06/01/2017 Successful and Unsuccessful letters 16/01/2017 Standstill (10 days) 26/01/2017 Contract Commences 01/02/2017 Questions and Communication Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the discussions facility. Further guidance can be can be found within the guide located at the bottom of this page.

SS16 05 — Nomination Agreement Framework for Supported Accommodation

Kent County Council | Published November 4, 2016  -  Deadline December 1, 2016

The Opportunity The purpose of this Nomination Agreement Framework for Supported Accommodation is to pre-qualify partners who wish to provide housing units with nomination agreements. This framework will create a repeatable, robust and fair process for implementing nomination agreements between KCC and providers of housing. The outcome KCC is seeking is a process that allows quick response to supported accommodation housing need. Housing need will be advertised via the Kent Business Portal, with details of location and client group. These advertisements will be to notify the housing market and may indicate that nominations agreements will be entered into to meet some specific need. Background Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over GBP 900m on goods and services and a population of 1.3m. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils. In the past KCC has used nomination agreements to guarantee access to accommodation for older and vulnerable people and provide assurance to a landlord that there will be an appropriate person identified to live in a property. This allows the council, and other stakeholders as appropriate, first refusal on accommodation units and gives housing providers confidence that rent payments will be received. It must work in the favour of all parties and allow appropriate exit (within reason) from the contract when it is no longer beneficial to either party. This has previously been managed on a case by case basis and KCC recognises this is time consuming for all parties and will not be sustainable given the increased demand for housing in line with the Kent Social Care Accommodation Strategy. This Nomination Agreement Framework for Supported Accommodation has been developed to provide a process for advertising accommodation need to the housing market and accepting nomination rights where necessary to promote development. Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation. Expression of Interest and Tender Process Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you've received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest. You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a tender. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert. Indicative Procurement Timetable Pre-Qualification Questionnaire closes 01/12/2016 Invitation To Tender 09/12/2016 Invitation To Tender closes 06/01/2017 Successful and Unsuccessful letters 16/01/2017 Standstill (10 days) 26/01/2017 Contract Commences 01/02/2017 Questions and Communication Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the discussions facility. Further guidance can be can be found within the guide located at the bottom of this page.

SS15087 — Community Day Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

Kent County Council | Published November 17, 2016  -  Deadline December 16, 2016

Buyer: Kent County Council Title: S15087 — Community Day Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities Summary: The Opportunity Kent County Council wishes to establish a framework agreement in order to provide a wide range of Community Day Opportunities for individuals with disabilities, aged 16 and over, living with a learning disability (including people with higher ability, which may include people with autistic spectrum conditions) and/or physical disability, and people with sensory impairments (D/deaf, deaf-blind and visually impaired people). These opportunities will support individuals to participate in their local and wider communities through fours Lots; enhancing effective personal support networks, enabling individuals to maintain healthy lifestyles and to lead independent and fulfilled lives. The opportunities offered must be suitable for individuals with a range of needs, including individuals with complex needs, behaviours that challenge and physical and sensory disabilities. This framework agreement shall be procured as 6 lots, as follows; 1a) Promoting Wellbeing Service for Individuals with Learning Disabilities 1b) Promoting Wellbeing Service for Individuals with Physical Disabilities (including Sensory and Autism, in the absence of a Learning Disability) 2a) Promoting Independence Service for Individuals with Learning Disabilities 2b) Promoting Independence Service for Individuals with Physical Disabilities (including Sensory and Autism, in the absence of a Learning Disability) 3) Employment Support Service 4) Additional Support Service Additional Element — Transport The framework agreement will commence on 1.4.2017, and run for a period of 48 months, expiring 31.3.2021. New providers shall have the opportunity to join the framework at points throughout its lifetime. These points shall be 6, 12, 24 and 36 months. In any case, the expiry date of the framework agreement shall be 31.3.2021. Kent County Council gives no guarantee as to the level of any work a provider may receive under this framework agreement. Background Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3 500 km². It has an annual expenditure of over 1 000 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1.300 000. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils. Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation. Expression of Interest and Tender Process Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you've received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest. You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a tender. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert. Indicative Procurement Timetable Publication of Kent Business Portal advert and OJEU notice 16 November 2016 Publication of ITT Documentation on the Kent Business Portal 16 November 2016 Deadline to submit requests for clarification via the ProContract Discussion facility 8 Dec 2016 — 12:00 Noon Deadline for Tender Responses 16.12.2016 — 12:00 Noon Tender Evaluation Early Jan 2017 Contract Award & Standstill Late Feb 2017 Contract Preparation Early Mar 2017 Contracts Issued Late Mar 2017 Contract Commencement Date 1.4.2017 Questions and Communication Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the discussions facility. Further guidance can be can be found within the guide located at the bottom of this page.

SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System

Kent County Council | Published September 22, 2014  -  Deadline September 21, 2018

Background

 

Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over £900m on goods and services and a population of 1.3m. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils seven clinical commissioning groups and 289 parish/town councils.

 

The Council has a statutory responsibility for Public Health and procures a number of services, which aim to improve the health of the population and reduce health inequalities across the county.

 

The Opportunity

  

The Council is setting up a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Public Health Services to allow the Council to buy Public Health Services from a list of approved providers who meet a certain minimum standards and agree to a common set of contractual terms

 

Approved providers will then be able to bid for the Council’s contracts to deliver Public Health Services.   The DPS will remain open for new providers to join at any time.

 

Expression of Interest and Tender Process

 

Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you've received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest.

 

You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a Questionnaire to be added to the DPS. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert.

 

Questions and Communication

 

Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the discussions facility. Further guidance can be can be found within the guide located at the bottom of this page.

 

 

Public Health DPS Opportunity — Postural Stability classes

Kent County Council | Published November 11, 2016

Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3 500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over 900 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1 300 000.

The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district council's seven clinical commissioning groups and 289 parish/town councils. The Council has a statutory responsibility for Public Health and procures a number of services, which aim to improve the health of the population and reduce health inequalities across the county.

The contract opportunity.

Kent County Council will shortly be inviting tenders to deliver evidence based community Postural Stability programmes in Kent.

Each programme will be 36 weeks in duration and will deliver strengthening and fall prevention exercise classes for people aged 65 or above who are most at risk of a fall.

The classes will be run within the 6 following areas:

— Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells;

— Sevenoaks and Dartford;

— Maidstone, Gravesend and Snodland;

— Folkestone and Dover;

— Ashford and Canterbury;

— Thanet.

Each postural stability programme must be delivered by qualified postural stability instructors that have been accredited to deliver the full FaME / Otago exercise programmes.

Additional information.

Kent has an ageing population and over the next 5 years it is anticipated that the population over 65 years will increase by at least 15 % (and by more than 20 % for those aged over 85 years). Falls are a significant public health issue, particularly among adults aged 65 or older and those aged 50-64 years who are judged by a clinician to be at higher risk of falling due to an underlying condition. Evidence shows 1 in 3 over-65s can expect to suffer a fall in a year and when this happens the consequences can be devastating for the individual and society.

When older people suffer a fall, this could lead to a fracture, a lengthy hospital stay, an earlier than normal admission to a residential care home, reduced mobility and loss of independence. Furthermore, falls and fractures put huge pressure on the NHS, costing an estimated 2 300 000 000 GBP a year. There is a need to focus on preventative and early measures through joint working.

A lot of falls can be prevented if at risk individuals are identified after the first fall, with interventions in place to prevent a second fall.

Having in place a system that focuses on ‘multidisciplinary, multifactorial, health/environmental risk factor screening/intervention programs’ such as postural stability are likely to be beneficial with a falls risk reduction of 20 % according to the Cochrane Review on Falls Prevention.

Postural stability classes will provide muscle strength training, flexibility and balance. The classes also include regular health talks in a sociable atmosphere which in turn helps to reduce isolation and sedentary behaviour which can cause loneliness in older people. Formal referrals into the service will be from health and social care professionals to target ambulant, frail, older people with a history and/or high risk of frequent falls.

Further information about accredited FaME / Otago programmes and details of how to qualify as an instructor can be found at: http://www.laterlifetraining.co.uk/courses/postural-stability-instructor/

Process.

How to bid for the tender opportunity.

Kent County Council's currently runs a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Public Health Services (notice number: 323771-2014) to allow the Council to buy Public Health Services from a list of approved providers who meet a certain minimum standards and agree to a common set of contractual terms approved providers will then be able to bid for the Council's contracts to deliver Public Health Services.

Only providers who are currently on the Public DPS can receive the tender documentation for the Postural Stability classes, so if you wish to tender for the opportunity then you must apply and be accepted onto the DPS.

How to join the DPS.

Prospective providers who wish to join DPS, must go to the Kent Business portal contract opportunity page by clicking the below link and express an interest in the SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System:

https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_opportunity?openForm&opp_id=OPP-HIS-9P7H-VMZCSE&contract_id=CONTRACT-9P7C-VYG25K&org_id=ORG-KENT-8YKEYH&from=

— A link to the DPS application will be sent via email which you must complete and submit via the Kent Business portal no later than midnight Thursday 24.11.2016.

— Submitted DPS applications will be assessed and prospective providers will be notified if they have successful joined the DPS.

— If successful in joining the DPS, prospective providers will automatically be sent a copy of the tender documentation when published (date to be confirmed but by early December 2016).

Already on the DPS.

Please note that there is no need to reapply to join the DPS if your organisation is already been successfully admitted to the Public Health Services DPS because you will automatically receive the tender documentation when published (date to be confirmed but by early December 2016).

Already expressed an interest but did not submit a DPS application.

Please note that if your organisation has previously expressed an interest in joining the DPS but did not submit a DPS application then please just log into your Kent Business portal supplier account and locate the contract number SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System to retrieve the application form.

Guidance on how to use the Kent Business portal.

However if your organisation is having any issues then please use the guidance document titled Kent Business Portal –Supplier guidance which can be found on the supplier page on the portal or contact the Care Procurement team via procurement.care@kent.gov.uk and we will endeavour to assist you with any issues.

Public Health DPS Opportunity — UK Public Health Register training programme

Kent County Council | Published November 22, 2016

Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3 500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over 900 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1 300 000 GBP.

The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district council's seven clinical commissioning groups and 289 parish/town councils. The Council has a statutory responsibility for Public Health and procures a number of services, which aim to improve the health of the population and reduce health inequalities across the county.

The contract opportunity

Kent County Council will shortly be inviting tenders to deliver cohorts of programmes for Public Health Practitioners to gain the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) across Kent and Medway and Surrey and Sussex.

The programmes are as follows –

— Commentary Writing and Mapping Workshop — This one day workshop supports public health practitioners to develop and understand how to form a portfolio of evidence against the UKPHR practitioner standards for registration. This workshop will take place on 10th February in a central location in Kent.

— Fast Track Learning Days — These 3, 2 day programme are set over a period of 4 months and are taking place on 30th and 31st March, 4th and 5th May and 10th and 11th 2017 June. This programme support public health practitioners to produce a portfolio of evidence against the UKPHR practitioner standards for registration. Fast Track Learning Days are for those Practitioners who have chosen and are eligible for the Fast Track Route to Registration. This programme will take place in a central location in Kent.

— Portfolio Development Group — This 6, 1 day programme are closed groups, usually containing 8-12 practitioners. The groups will be a mixture of action learning, 1:1 individual support and portfolio writing. Led by a facilitator, the group members will submit their portfolio for assessment and work towards verification within the time-scales set. The dates for programme will be confirmed in the near future.

Further cohorts will be made available subject to uptake and interest for the programme.

Each of the programmes must be delivered by an accredited UKPHR assessor or an accredited UKPHR verifier (training must be current).

There will be an optional extension for a further cohort/s subject to uptake and interest for the programme.

Additional information

Kent County Council currently hosts the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Practitioner Registration Support Scheme (the Scheme). Established in 2011, this Scheme adopts a regional approach, modelled on the UKPHR public health practitioner standards for identifying and developing the public health practitioner workforce. Furthermore, the Scheme demonstrates regional commitment to ensure a high-quality public health practitioner workforce to accepted standards.

Since its inception, the Scheme has supported 61 practitioners to work towards professional registration with the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR). In addition, more than 60 public health consultants, specialists and senior managers have been trained in using the standards as verifiers, assessors or mentors.

Tendering Process

How to bid for the tender opportunity

Kent County Council's currently runs a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Public Health Services (notice number: 323771-2014) to allow the Council to buy Public Health Services from a list of approved providers who meet a certain minimum standards and agree to a common set of contractual terms approved providers will then be able to bid for the Council's contracts to deliver Public Health Services.

Only providers who are currently on the Public DPS can receive the tender documentation for the UKPHR Programmes, so if you wish to tender for the opportunity then you must apply and be accepted onto the DPS.

How to join the DPS

Prospective providers who wish to join DPS, must go to the Kent Business portal contract opportunity page by clicking the below link and express an interest in the SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System

https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_opportunity?openForm&opp_id=OPP-HIS-9P7H-VMZCSE&contract_id=CONTRACT-9P7C-VYG25K&org_id=ORG-KENT-8YKEYH&from=

— A link to the DPS application will be sent via email which you must complete and submit via the Kent Business portal no later than 12:00 noon on Friday 2.12.2016.

— Submitted DPS applications will be assessed and prospective providers will be notified if they have successful joined the DPS.

— If successful in joining the DPS, prospective providers will automatically be sent a copy of the tender documentation when published (date to be confirmed but by Mid December 2016).

Already on the DPS

Please note that there is no need to reapply to join the DPS if your organisation is already been successfully admitted to the Public Health Services DPS because you will automatically receive the tender documentation when published (Date to be confirmed but by Mid December 2016).

Already expressed an interest but did not submit a DPS application.

Please note that if your organisation has previously expressed an interest in joining the DPS but did not submit a DPS application then please just log into your Kent Business portal supplier account and locate the contract number SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System to retrieve the application form.

Guidance on how to use the Kent Business portal

If your organisation is having any issues then please use the guidance document titled Kent Business Portal–Supplier guidance which can be found on the supplier page on the portal or contact the Care Procurement team via procurement.care@kent.gov.uk and we will endeavour to assist you with any issues.

SS16041 — Domestic Abuse Support Services

Kent County Council | Published October 26, 2016  -  Deadline December 5, 2016

Buyer: Kent County Council Title: SS16041 — Domestic Abuse Support Services Summary: The Opportunity This service will be tendered as four area based contracts, and will be split into geographic areas which will be: Area 1 — Thanet and Dover Area 2 — Canterbury, Ashford and Shepway Area 3 — Swale, Maidstone, Dartford and Gravesham Area 4 — Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge & Malling Each service will incorporate an accommodation based offer to include refuges and other suitable housing options, community based support and a prevention and early intervention element. The service will, additionally, be expected to work closely with other suitable organisations to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are offered appropriate support to meet a range of needs. The service will be expected to work within the contracted budget, managing demand and the service offer based on the level of risk and need of individual clients, developing and enhancing the support offer to those at standard/ medium risk of harm, and those identified as ‘hard to reach’. Services commissioned by KCC will be expected to work closely with the countywide Referral, Assessment and Triage Service to ensure that clients receive seamless, prompt and appropriate support, as well as working together to identify trends and changing needs. Working with commissioners and partners, service providers will then collaboratively develop the service offer to meet these needs in the most appropriate manner. Some district and borough local authorities are separately commissioning community support services, and these contracts are expected to work closely with the providers of these services to ensure seamless and appropriate support provision. Background Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over 900 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1 300 000. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils. Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation. Expression of Interest and Tender Process Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you've received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest. You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a tender. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert. Indicative Procurement Timetable This is available within the tender documentation. Questions and Communication Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the discussions facility. Further guidance can be can be found within the guide located at the bottom of this page. Buyer: Kent County Council Title: SS16041 — Domestic Abuse Support Services Summary: The Opportunity This service will be tendered as four area based contracts, and will be split into geographic areas which will be: Area 1 — Thanet and Dover Area 2 — Canterbury, Ashford and Shepway Area 3 — Swale, Maidstone, Dartford and Gravesham Area 4 — Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge & Malling Each service will incorporate an accommodation based offer to include refuges and other suitable housing options, community based support and a prevention and early intervention element. The service will, additionally, be expected to work closely with other suitable organisations to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are offered appropriate support to meet a range of needs. The service will be expected to work within the contracted budget, managing demand and the service offer based on the level of risk and need of individual clients, developing and enhancing the support offer to those at standard/ medium risk of harm, and those identified as ‘hard to reach’. Services commissioned by KCC will be expected to work closely with the countywide Referral, Assessment and Triage Service to ensure that clients receive seamless, prompt and appropriate support, as well as working together to identify trends and changing needs. Working with commissioners and partners, service providers will then collaboratively develop the service offer to meet these needs in the most appropriate manner. Some district and borough local authorities are separately commissioning community support services, and these contracts are expected to work closely with the providers of these services to ensure seamless and appropriate support provision. Background Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over 900 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1 300 000. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils. Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation. Expression of Interest and Tender Process Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you've received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest. You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a tender. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert. Indicative Procurement Timetable This is available within the tender documentation. Questions and Communication Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the discussions facility. Further guidance can be can be found within the guide located at the bottom of this page. Commen.

SS16 043 East Kent Drug and Alcohol Services

Kent County Council | Published November 22, 2016  -  Deadline December 19, 2016

Kent County Council is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Kent. The provision of effective drug and alcohol treatment services is a key part of the Councils plans for improving public health and reducing health inequalities across the county.

The Council is looking to award a five year contract for provision of the East Kent Adult Drug and Alcohol Service. The service will provide recovery-oriented drug and alcohol treatment and evidence-based harm reduction interventions for residents of East Kent. East Kent compromises of the districts of Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Shepway and Swale and Thanet.

The service provider will need to demonstrate experience of delivering evidence based structured drug and alcohol treatment and have the capability to deliver an integrated service on the scale of East Kent. The service provider will also be required to act as a strategic partner with the Council, contributing towards shared goals and outcomes through delivery of an effective and efficient service.

The provider will need to take on responsibility for managing the existing East Kent Substance Misuse Service from 1.4.2017 but is also required to work with commissioners to co-design a new service model that meets the needs of the people of East Kent and is financially sustainable. The service will need to be flexible and respond to the changing needs for drug and alcohol services over the life of the contract.

The expectation is for the service to commence on 1.4.2017 for a period of 60 months with the possibility for extension for up to 36 months.

Expression of Interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page.

Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you've received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest. You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a tender. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert.

Indicative Procurement Timetable

Deadline to submit requests for clarification via the Pro Contract Discussion facility: 12 noon on 12.12.2016;

Deadline for Tender Responses: 14:00 noon on 19.12.2016;

Commencement of Tender Evaluation Period (including Post-Tender Clarification): 20.12.2016;

Post Submission Clarification Meetings (if required) 12 and / or 13 January 2017

Pre-Award Clarification Meeting: 18.1.2017;

Contract Award: 31.1.2017;

Contract Commencement Date: 1.4.2017

Questions and Communication. Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the discussions facility.

SS14 142 - Older Persons Residential Care, Nursing Care and Respite Care services

Kent County Council | Published April 5, 2016  -  Deadline April 5, 2020

Title: SS14 142 - Older Persons Residential Care, Nursing Care and Respite Care services

Advertisement Description

The Provision of a Dynamic Purchasing System Framework (DPS), for Older Persons Residential Care, Nursing Care and Respite Care services

This opportunity is open to Providers of all or any of the following:

Lot 1 CQC Registered Residential Homes or “care homes without nursing” for the provision of Long Term, Short Term and respite care services

Lot 2 CQC Registered Nursing Homes or “care homes with nursing” for the provision of Long Term, Short Term and respite care services

Lot 3 Providers of Bariatric care services

Lot 4 Call off  Block contract for  the provision of multiples of 2 beds for short term Respite care services across Kent

Lot 5  Residential care home providers able to offer ‘day’ services

Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of over 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over £1bn for goods and services and a population of 1.4m. The Council provides a wide range of services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils, 289 parish/town Councils, eight Clinical Commissioning Groups and the NHS.

The Council has recently published its five year Strategic Statement, Increasing Opportunities and Improving Outcomes, (http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/strategies-and-policies/corporate-poli cies/increasing-opportunities-improving-outcomes).  This strategy is focused on the delivery of our vision statement to “improve lives by ensuring every pound spent in Kent is delivering better outcomes for Kent’s residents, communities and businesses” through our achievement of our core outcomes.

The Council, through this DPS framework contract, seeks to ensure that the older persons residential and nursing care market within Kent remains sustainable and that there is and will be a range of appropriate accommodation available for all adult social care clients. The Service shall deliver a 24 hour, 365 days (366 each leap year) Residential and Nursing, long and short term care environment for older people, usually over the age of 65 (Sixty Five), which will be dependent on their individual needs.

This service will assist the Council in meeting its key strategic outcomes:

· 'Older and vulnerable residents are safe and supported with choices to live independently’

· ‘To provide effective and high quality Residential and/or Nursing care for older persons’.

The outputs to be achieved by the service are:

· A positive experience from the personal care and living environment.

· Improving Health and Wellbeing.

·  An ongoing high quality of life.

·  A maintained independence and reduced need for Care and Support.

· Personal Dignity

·  Choice and control.

·  Safe environment.

·  Freedom from Discrimination and Harassment.

The Council are inviting Expressions of Interest from CQC registered providers for the provision of Older Persons Residential, Nursing and Respite care services.

The contract will be open to the following Public sector organisations:

·         NHS Ashford CCG.

·         NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG.

·         NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley CCG.

·         NHS South Kent Cost CCG.

·         NHS Swale CCG.

·         NHS Thanet CCG.

·         NHS West Kent CCG

·         South East Commissioning Support Unit (SECSU)

·         Medway CCG

·         Medway Council

·         Kent & Medway (NHS) Partnership Trust

Joining the DPS will be the only way to access the Council’s new guide prices, if any, for all clients, even those receiving services under the current contract. Such access requirements will apply to both new and current Council Providers.

Key Submission Dates

This Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) Framework contract opportunity will initially be open from 18 November 2015 for expressions of interest and submission via the Kent Business Portal until the 18 December 2015.

This opportunity will re-open again at the end of March 2016 and will remain open throughout the lifetime of the contract. It is envisaged that this new contract will commence from the 04 April 2016. 

The expected duration of the contract is 04 April 2016 – 31 March 2020 with two extension options of twenty four months.

Tendering Process

This will be a one stage process.

Stage 1 – The Expression of Interest and Invitation to Tender stage.

If the potential Provider wishes to apply then the tender documentation is available via the Kent Business portal (www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk).   The documentation will need to be downloaded and submitted back to the Council via the Kent Business Portal.

Information that must be completed and submitted:

Ø  Mandatory Selection Criteria 

Ø  Proof of CQC registration and latest inspection report

Ø  Award criteria (per Care Home; Appendix B Quality & Capability Questionnaire and Schedule 2 Pricing) 

Ø  Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Ø  Parent Company Guarantee (if applicable)

Ø  Schedule 7 Commercially Sensitive Information

Ø  Schedule 9 Sanctions & Escalations (table highlighted in yellow under 3.3)

Tendering Schedule

The Council will proceed to evaluate all responses received from providers and will aim to award a contract to all successful providers within 15 calendar days (pending clarifications). Please note this may take longer due to demand and resource.  

The final submission date will be published in due course and any new requests to join the DPS Framework after this date will not be accepted.

The Council reserves the right to modify any dates quoted subject to rationale reasoning.

The Strategic Sourcing & Procurement team is the lead within the Council on all procurement matters and are undertaking the tendering and contracting for this requirement.  Please direct all communication via the Kent Business Portal which can be found at the following web address: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk. Any communication outside of this will be redirected to the Kent Business Portal  

Please note that you will have to register in order to use the portal.

 

SS15 124 Home to School Transport — DPS

Kent County Council | Published August 12, 2016  -  Deadline November 1, 2026

Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3 500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over 900 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1 300 000. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils.

The Council procures and manages transport for children/students with special educational needs in line with the requirements placed on it by Government, through the home to school statutory guidance: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/445407/Home_to_School_Travel_and_Transport_Guidance.pdf

The Council is setting up this DPS in order to Tender Home to School transport as well as a wide range of social care transport requirements.

The Contractor will be required to deliver children/students to school in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring they are ready for learning. They will be expected to deliver them home at the end of the day, in a safe and efficient manner. The Contractor will also be expected to embed a pro-active communication process which takes into account the requirements of the Council, school and the parents/guardians of the individual client.

Whether a child attending school or a child requiring transport these children may have conditions covering:

— Learning difficulties;

— Mental health conditions;

— Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties;

— Speech, language and communication difficulties;

— Autistic spectrum disorder;

— Visual impairment;

— Hearing impairment;

— Multi-sensory impairment;

— Physical disability; and,

— Hidden disability.

Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation.

Expression of Interest and Tender Process.

Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button.

SS16041 - Domestic Abuse Support Services

Kent County Council | Published October 21, 2016  -  Deadline December 5, 2016
Buyer: Kent County Council Title: SS16041 - Domestic Abuse Support Services Summary: The Opportunity This service will be tendered as four area based contracts, and will be split into geographic areas which will be: Area 1 - Thanet and Dover Area 2 - Canterbury, Ashford and Shepway Area 3 - Swale, Maidstone, Dartford and Gravesham Area 4 - Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge & Malling Each service will incorporate an accommodation based offer to include refuges and other suitable housing options, community based support and a prevention and early intervention element. The service will, additionally, be expected to work closely with other suitable organisations to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are offered appropriate support to meet a range of needs. The service will be expected to work within the contracted budget, managing demand and the service offer based on the level of risk and need of individual clients, developing and enhancing the support offer to those at standard/ medium risk of harm, and those identified as 'hard to reach'. Services commissioned by KCC will be expected to work closely with the countywide Referral, Assessment and Triage Service to ensure that clients receive seamless, prompt and appropriate support, as well as working together to identify trends and changing needs. Working with commissioners and partners, service providers will then collaboratively develop the service offer to meet these needs in the most appropriate manner. Some district and borough local authorities are separately commissioning community support services, and these contracts are expected to work closely with the providers of these services to ensure seamless and appropriate support provision. Background Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over £900m on goods and services and a population of 1.3m. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils. Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation. Expression of Interest and Tender Process Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the 'Login and Express an Interest' button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you've received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest. You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a tender. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert.
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