Restricted procedure: Part 1 — PQQ. Part 2 — Selected Design & Build Tender.
On the 8th October 2014 The Kent County Council will be holding a “Meet the Buyer” event at the Kent Construction Expo (http://www.kentconstructionexpo.co.uk/).
By facilitating the Meet the Buyer event at the Kent Construction Expo the Council aims to highlight the opportunities available to SMEs to work on projects/developments in Kent and the South East. It is designed to create an environment where Specialist Subcontractors can positively interact with the regional and national contractors to nurture future business growth.
The event is completely free, so to arrange an appointment with one or more of the Companies follow the link below
Also at the event The Kent County Council will be demonstrating The Kent Business Portal www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk.< o:p>
As you have already registered your organisation on the portal please make sure that your details are up to date as the category selection has been improved so procurers can find you more easily.
The previous category of “Works (Construction / Repair / Maintenance)” has now been expanded to include Specialist Trades that will be more appropriate for your company.
To update your details simply;
· Log into the Portal
· Click on “My Opportunities”
· Click on “Update My Details”
· Click on “Change Category(ies)”
· Scroll down to “Works (Construction / Repair / Maintenance)” and Click on the code “39000000”
· Then click on “39130000” (Specialist) or “3914000” (Landscaping) and select the relevant trade(s) for your company
We look forward to seeing you at the Kent Construction Expo.
Longfield Road Tunbridge Wells improvement scheme received DfT ‘Pinch Point’ funding to deliver a road project that reduced congestion, improve journey time reliability and generate growth in the area. Site clearance for construction purposes took place prior to commencement; this included an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” (AONB) which was subject to Local Planning Regulations for sympathetic re-planting to encourage returning wildlife. The Landscaping proposals contained within this contract seek to enhance, protect and satisfy the Local planning conditions. The surrounding business units have similar planting schemes that complement the highway landscaping proposals.
Works involve a regime of planting and maintenance predominately within the boundary of the highway with some areas to the rear of the footway. All associated works on the highway must comply with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. Allowance has been given within the mobilisation period for the procurement of mature and semi-mature species. A number of tree pits have been included as part of the construction works and therefore only require trees to be planted
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is contracting for the construction of a new playground area within the existing bowls green at Calverley Grounds. The Calverley Adventure Grounds project is a community-led and funded scheme, designed and fundraised through the local community, with the support of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Many local businesses, community groups, individuals and families have worked together to make the scheme become a reality.
The contract will entail the installation of a play area in line with the designs already commissioned as well as any ground works required.
KCC wishes to use the development of a school site to fund the re-location of two schools from their existing locations within Shepway and co-locate them onto a new site at Park Farm Road, Folkestone, Kent. This new site is within the ownership of KCC and is approximately six acres in size.
KCC would like to work with a developer to maximise the value of the existing school site. This site will not be available until the new school has been built at the Park Farm Road site. The disposal of the redundant school site will form the payment to the developer for the construction of the new school.
The new school works will consist of the construction of a combined new school for approximately 290 pupils with Special Educational Needs.
The accommodation and facilities will include buildings totalling approximately 6,500 metres sq and external works including access, vehicle drop off points, car parking spaces and hard and soft landscaping and play areas.
The site to be disposed of as a part of the package to the chosen developer is a highly desirable fifteen acre site offering sea views in Seabrook Road, Hythe (CT21 5QJ).
It is anticipated that this site is suitable for residential use, subject to the necessary approvals being obtained from Shepway Council.
A map showing site locations can be found at the contact point above
The Council is keen to discuss any alternative proposals or suggestions a developer may have which would enable it to realise it’s objectives of providing of a new school.
KCC would like this school to be available as soon as possible but are anticipating that the new school will be available for occupation by September 2014 enabling the redundant school site to be redeveloped after this time. (please note the dates above are only indicative)
Register an Interest
If you would like to register your interest please do so via the via the Contact Point Above by Wednesday 21st November 2012
KCC is happy to meet and provide further information and answer any questions relating to these proposals. However if this Notice results in widespread interest and enquiries then the Council is likely to hold a Bidders open meeting.
The A229 Fairmeadow, Maidstone is a multi-lane carriageway road situated at the
lower end of the High Street. The current gyratory system crosses two bridges
over the river Medway for vehicles travelling north towards the M20 from
Bishops Way. This is an extremely busy system especially at peak AM & PM
times. Kent County Council is looking for a contractor to deliver this scheme
which involves the construction of two new north bound lanes on
Fairmeadow, alteration of the existing central islands and implementation of
revised traffic signals with associated signage and lining. The scheme will
negate the need for northbound traffic to traverse the two bridges and
implement a more direct route reducing congestion and improve journey time
Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation. 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.
Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over £1bn 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. The Council consists of four operational directorates (Education Learning & Skills, Families & Social Care, Customer & Communities and Enterprise & Environment) and one service directorate (Business Strategy and Support). This requirement is for the Longfield Road Advanced Vegetation Clearance Works, in Tunbridge Wells Contract within the Enterprise & Environment Directorate
Longfield Road – a single carriageway link road that was built in 1977. The expansion and popularity of North Farm has put Longfield Road under considerable pressure with considerable delays during peak periods and at weekends. Some 300 businesses are affected and future development opportunities are at risk.
A scheme to improve Longfield Road to a dual carriageway standard together with improved junctions has been developed by Kent County Council and is planned for construction in 2014/2015. There is considerable support from the business community for the implementation of the scheme and a number of landowners have dedicated small strips of land to enable the scheme to go ahead.
The North Farm project incorporates highway improvements to the existing single carriageway along Longfield Road between the existing Dowding Way Roundabout and existing A21 Roundabout, approximately 0.9km in length;
As part of these proposed highway improvements, advanced vegetation clearance, is required to be carried out ahead of the main construction works and is to be completed prior to 1 March 2014 to avoid the bird nesting season.
Scope of Works
The work will involve 3 main types of vegetation clearance:
Type 1 – All vegetation to be cleared to ground level including felling of mature trees and bushes (Total Area Approximately 4,300m2)
Type 2 – Rhododendron Ponticum only to be cleared to 150mm above ground level. (Total Area Approximately 9,000m2)
Type 3 – All vegetation and Rhododendron Ponticum to be cleared to 150mm above ground level including felling of mature trees and bushes.(Total Area Approximately 9,800m2)
Note that the Type 2 and Type 3 Areas are dormouse habitat and will be subject to Natural England licence restrictions and carried out under the supervision of the project ecologist.
The Vegetation Clearance Works are planned to commence on 20 January 2014 and be completed by 1 March 2014.
All traffic management will be carried out by KCC’s Term Maintenance Contractor.
This work is in preparation only for the Longfield Road Improvement Project that is currently being tendered for via the appropriate procurement process.
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 305 parish/town councils. The Council is responsible for maintaining over 8700km of carriageways and 6300km of footways across the County.
The Council’s current Highways Term Maintenance Contract is due to expire on the 31st August 2018 and as part of the Commissioning Cycle, the Authority is keen to understand market conditions before it develops its procurement strategy. During the initial five year term, the average spend of the contract was £45m per annum, but with a challenging forecast in public sector funding, it is highly likely this will be less in the future. The current contract includes (but is not limited to) the following services:
Contractors who wish to express an interest must submit a brief overview of works and services they can provide. This is to be no more than three A4 pages (no less than font size 11) detailing their services, experience and past performance, previous clients and demonstrate what they could contribute should they be invited to take part in this market engagement exercise. The Council will use these submissions to select suitable organisations to be invited to the events. Information regarding the exercise will be communicated to the invited organisations including full details of the process.
The requested information must be submitted via the Kent Business Portal no later than 12pm (noon) on Thursday 9th March 2017. The Council will inform the selected organisations in preparation for the Market Engagement Events that will take place on the 20th, 21st, 29th and 30th March 2017. Organisations not invited as part of this process will not be precluded from applying to take part in the Council's chosen procurement strategy and updates on our findings will be shared in due course.
Should the Council decide to proceed with a procurement process for a contractor/’s to deliver these services, it is estimated that this will commence in the Autumn of 2017.