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Ground Investigation Services

Portsmouth City Council | Published May 28, 2015  -  Deadline June 18, 2015
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Portsmouth City Council, 'the Authority', is inviting tenders from suitably qualified Geotechnical Consultant Engineers and Surveyors to deliver site investigation and testing procedures. Contracts will be awarded to Primary and Secondary consultants. The Primary consultant will be invited to undertake all identified works, however if they are unable to undertake the works due to capacity or performance issues, then the Secondary consultant will be asked to quote. The Authority is targeting to have awarded the contract by 7th July 2015 with a subsequent commencement date of 20th July 2015. The aggregate value of the contract will be capped £150,000 over a maximum total term of 2 years. Total number of projects is unknown at this time however it is envisaged that there will be 3 - 4 projects a year with a value between £5,000 and 20,000 which will be called off via the contract. The initial Contract period will be for 1 year with possibility of extending the term by a further 12 months in agreed increments dependant on performance and agreement of both parties to a maximum total term of 2 years. Set out below is the proposed procurement timetable. This is intended as a guide and, whilst the Authority does not intend to depart from the timetable, it reserves the right to do so at any time. Should the Tender deadline date change, all Suppliers will be informed of this change via Intend. 1. Issue ITT pack via InTend - 27 May 2015 2. Deadline for requests for clarification - 12 June 2015 3. Tender return deadline - 18 June 2015 14:00 4. Deadline for return of Supplier Reference Questionnaires - 18 June 2015 14:00 5. Interviews (if required) - 24 June 2015 6.Notification of preferred bidder & standstill start - 25 June 2015 7. Standstill end - 6 July 23:59 8. Contract award - 7 July 2015 9. Contract commencement - 20 July 2015

LCA Part 1 professional valuation services.

Kent County Council | Published October 1, 2014
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Bruton KnowlesBisley House, Green Farm Business Park, Bristol RoadGloucester GL2 4LY bruce.fowler@brutonknowles.co.uk +44 1452880000
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70000000, 70300000, 70331000, 79111000, 79130000, 71311210, 71000000

Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of 3 500 km². 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 consists of three operational directorates (Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, Education and Young People's Services, Growth, Environment and Transport) and one service directorate (Strategic and Corporate Services). This requirement is for Professional Consultancy Services within the Growth, Environment and Transport Directorate. Highways, Transportation and Waste which sits within this directorate has recently completed several major highway improvements and has a programme of future schemes in various stages of development. Schemes are also constructed by developers under S278 agreements. The appointed consultant is to to provide professional valuation services in connection with the Council's liabilities under the Land Compensation Act 1973 Part 1 (LCAP1) following the completion and opening to traffic of a Council's highway improvement scheme, in respect of individual properties identified by the Council. The services include: — to interpret technical data and comparable evidence of open market values before, during and after construction. — to research and store data both in relation to the scheme and also the subject properties, while also dealing with correspondence during the course of the claim, — obtaining any necessary documents, for example, marriage/death certificates — to submit any approved offers of compensation to the agent/claimant, including subsequent discussions and explanation of reasoning behind offers. — to expeditiously reach agreement with the claimants' agents, or the claimants direct, if unrepresented, on a recommended settlement. — to submit a Report and Valuation and Advice to Terms in standard Council's proforma templates on their recommended agreed settlement on an individual claim basis, to the Council's Director of Property for approval. — to agree the claimant's' agents reasonable fees based on Ryde's Scale+10 %. In exceptional cases, the Council will accept time charge fees, with supporting time-sheets. The Consultant will be required to negotiate and agree with the claimant's agent an appropriate hourly rate commensurate with the level of skill and knowledge required. — If a claim cannot be agreed and the claimant refers the matter to the Lands Tribunal the Consultant will be required to support the Council in the defence of that referral, including access to Consultant’s files. If required a fee rate is to be negotiated separately. — to prepare a monthly update spreadsheet showing progress of claims for submission to the Council on the first working day of the month including the estimate of the Council's predicted liability per claim and overall possible liabilities.

Construction Consultancy

New Forest National Park Authority | Published April 7, 2015  -  Deadline April 17, 2015
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Align Property Consultants Limited
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The New Forest National Park Authority wishes to appoint a construction consultancy firm to oversee all project management duties relating to the construction of approved two no. semi-detached affordable unit houses on land at the Old Vicarage, Ringwood Road, Bransgore, Christchurch, BH23 8JJ. Further information, including the full Invitation to Quote, can be found via our e-Procurement portal : https://in-tendhost.co.uk/newforestnpa/aspx/Home

Provision of Neurophysiology Service

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust | Published May 9, 2015
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There will be mainly two on site services; at Frimley Park Hospital and Wexham Park Hospital. This will be a Consultant led service including the provision of reports and appropriate patient testing (physiologist or consultant). The Trust will provide the estate and support staff. Provision of diagnostic equipment by the supplier or the commissioner to be discussed and confirmed. If it supports the providers business model, there is a possiblity that Heatherwood Hospital may be an outpatient site and therefore patient travel distances will need to be considered. Current Activity: Frimley Park Hospital’s annual activity is approximately 450 EEG tests and 750 EMG tests. Wexham Park Hospital’s annual activity is approximately 250 EEG tests and 950 EMG and EP tests. Frimley Park now conducts about 60 tests at bedside, whereas Wexham does none internally. We expect both numbers to rise with a local service. The paediatric/adult breakdown is not now available. Complex vs Simple tests: Complex tests do not have to be conducted on site. Further definition here is requested. Referrers: Referrers would be other consultants within the acute hospital, with the primary referrers to include Neurology, Orthopaedics, Plastics, Paediatrics, and Rheumatology departments. Turnaround Times (Referral to Report): Adult outpatient testing will have a 4 week referral to report time. Paediatrics will have a 2 week referral to report time. Urgent and inpatient testing will have a 48 hour referral to report time. Electronic reporting is required. Quality/Performance/Costs: Quality and performance standards will be measured and will have both positive and negative incentives. Standards will include meeting waiting times, patient satisfaction, and referrer satisfaction. Quality and performance standards will be typical of NHS contracts. Patient surveys will be biannual. Waiting times standards will be monitored monthly and quarterly with an expected 90% within threshold. Cost data will be desirable at this stage and mandatory at tender stage. As this is a pre-tender, providers will not be legally liable to any written claims to this PIN. An onsite service at both main hospitals is a mandatory minimum standard. Clarification: Suppliers should note that this exercise initially constitutes market engagement. The Trust requires that suppliers provide a written solution and send this via email address tenders@fhft.nhs.uk . For any queries or clarifications, please send emails via tenders@fhft.nhs.uk. There will not be a supplier day prior to return of ITT documentation. Deadline Date: Submissions to be sent through by Friday the 29th of May at 2359 hours.

Transportation Consultancy Advice

NEW FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL | Published May 13, 2015  -  Deadline May 19, 2015
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Transportation Assessment Study of western part of New Forest District related to appraisal of impact of new development and further advice on transportation matters to support the preparation of the Local Plan Review.

SBC RA Request for Quotation for Waste Communication, Waste Prevention & Waste Procurement Reports

SE Shared Services | Published May 28, 2015  -  Deadline June 8, 2015
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Slough Borough Council is seeking a quote from suitably qualified organisations for the provision of several waste management reports related to Slough. Slough Borough Council would like to employ a suitably qualified consultant to deliver three dedicated reports on Waste Communications, Waste Prevention and Waste Procurement to be used in support of the forthcoming Waste Strategy 2015 – 2030 document, procurement of new waste collection and management contracts in 2017 and delivery of new services. The Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement process at any point. The Council is not liable for any costs resulting from any cancellation of this procurement process or for any other costs incurred by those participating. The Bidder shall be expected to agree to Terms and Conditions prior to commencement of services. If the Council wishes to accept your quotation, you will be contacted by the named Officer and a Purchase Order will be issued. The Purchase Order number must be quoted on all subsequent correspondence, including order acknowledgements, delivery notes and invoices. If you are not an existing supplier to the Council, you will be asked to complete a new supplier form prior to being issued a Purchase Order, so that you can be set-up on our database.

Highways & Street Lighting Consultancy

Medway Council | Published May 11, 2015  -  Deadline May 22, 2015
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Medway Council wishes to select and appoint a suitable Contractor for the provision of transport-related technical, engineering advice and research consultancy. The Council invites Suppliers from Lot2 of the TTEAR Framework Agreement set up by Crown Commercial Services, reference RM1030 to submit a quotation to meet the Council's requirements set out in this Invitation to Quote (ITQ). The Contract is anticipated to commence around 22nd May 2015 and will continue for a period of up to 26 months up to the formal award of the Highway & Street Lighting Maintenance Contract due to commence 1st August 2017, unless terminated in accordance with the Conditions of Contract.

SS1201 Property Services Consultancy Framework.

Kent County Council | Published January 8, 2015
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Adams Johns Kennard Ltd, Architects Design Partnership LLP, Architype Ltd, Avanti Architects Ltd, Bailey Partnership, Burns Guthrie & Partners, Calfordseaden LLP, CC Studio Architects Ltd, Clague LLP, Clay Architecture Ltd (joint bid), Clay Architecture Ltd, DHP UK LLP, ECD Architects Ltd, ECE Architecture Ltd, Frankham Consultancy Group Limited, GPM Partnership Ltd, Guy Hollaway Architects LLP, Hartwell Architects, Hazle McCormack Young LLP, HKS Architects Limited, Ingleton Wood LLP, Kaner Olette Ltd, KSS Design Group Ltd, Lee Evans Partnership LLP, Morgan Carn Partnership, Nicholas Hare Architects LLP, NPS Property Consultants Ltd, Pellings LLP, Penoyre & Prasad LLP, Playle & Partners LLP, Shepheard Epstein Hunter Plc, Sprunt Limited, The Fulker Consultancy Limited, Van Heyningen and Haward Architects LLP, Bailey Garner LLP, AECOM Ltd, Betteridge & Milsom Ltd, Calford Seaden LLP, DTZ Debenham Tie Leung Ltd, Faithful+Gould Ltd, Gleeds Management Services Ltd, Keegans Ltd, MacConvilles Ltd, MDA Consulting Ltd, Potter Raper Partnership, The Clarkson Alliance Ltd, Academy Consulting Solutions Limited, Allen Dadswell Partnership Ltd, Appleyards Ltd, Sweett (UK) Ltd, Mouchel Ltd, The Fulker Consultancy Ltd, Banyard Consultants Ltd, Brinson Staniland Partnership Ltd, CBG Consultants Ltd, Desco (Design & Consultancy) Ltd, Frankham Consultancy Group Ltd, Norman Bromley Partnership LLP, Pope Consulting Ltd, The Richard Stephens Partnership Ltd, Clancy Consulting Ltd, Crofton Design (Kent) Ltd, Gary Gabriel Associates, Kirksaunders Associates Ltd, MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd, Sir Frederick Snow & Partners Ltd, Tony Gee & Partners LLP, Waterman Transport & Development Ltd, Wilde Consultants Ltd, The Allen Dadswell Partnership Ltd, Currie & Brown UK Ltd, Faithorn Farrell Timms LLP, Martin Arnold Associates LLP, McComb Partnership Ltd, The Woodley Coles LLP, BLB Surveyors Ltd, The Lawson Partnership Ltd t/a Lawson Queay Chartered Surveyors, Qualitas Inspection Services Ltd, Abacus Residential Services Ltd, LDA Design Consulting LLP, Lloyd Bore Ltd, The Environmental Consultancy Ltd t/a RPS, RSK Environment Ltd, The Ecology Consultancy Ltd, Tim Moya Tree Services Ltd, Bond Bryan Architects Ltd, Clipston Construction Control Ltd, DHP UK Ltd, Haverstock Associates LLP, Pick Everard, PRP Architects LLP
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71000000, 71311000, 71312000, 71315300, 71324000, 71334000, 72224000, 90713000

Property Services including architecture, lead consultancy, employers agent, project management, construction design and management co-ordinator (CDMC), mechanical and electrical engineering, structural and civil engineering, quantity surveying, clerk of works, environment, building surveying and multi-disciplinary.

SS12145 - Needs Analysis Consultation

Kent County Council | Published March 4, 2013  -  Deadline March 18, 2013
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15000000

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 commissions housing related-support services in Kent to support people aged 16 or over to live independent lives, helping them to stay in their own homes or work towards living in their own homes.  This preventative work avoids homelessness, hospitalisation, or institutional care as well as reducing antisocial behaviour and reducing offending.

 

Further detail is provided in background information supplied alongside this Invitation to Tender

If you are interested in responding to this brief, the tender opportunity will be advertised on the Kent Business Portal www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

 

Business Modelling Consultants

Maidstone Borough Council | Published May 3, 2017  -  Deadline May 22, 2017
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79000000

The Council is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced company to provide a full assessment of the quantum of business rates that will be generated through the Kent Medical Campus, which is part of the North Kent Enterprise Zone.

SS16-029 Interpretation Developer and Designer for the proposed new Tunbridge Wells, Cultural and Learning Hub

Kent County Council | Published October 25, 2016
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Metaphor Communications Ltd
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71210000

Kent County Council and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council are working in partnership to develop a new Cultural & Learning Hub in Tunbridge Wells. Kent County Council now seeks to appoint a consultant interpretation developer to be responsible for the strategy, planning, specification, design and commissioning of all aspects of the way in which the Hub presents stories, content, collections, displays and exhibitions to audiences and participants and for the development of general wayfinding and orientation in and to the hub buildings.

IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

Kent Police and Crime Commissioner | Published January 21, 2017
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Northgate Public Services (UK) Limited
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72000000, 72227000, 32000000, 48000000, 48510000, 48900000

ICT services for the provision of an Integrated Communications Control System to support the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner.

IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

The Kent Police and Crime Commissioner | Published October 21, 2016  -  Deadline November 23, 2016
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72000000, 48000000, 48100000, 48700000, 48771000, 48780000, 48330000, 48783000, 48422000

The purpose of this competition is to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement, with an initial term of two (2) years, and the ability to extend by one or more periods up to a further aggregate of two (2) years. The call-off contracts under the Framework Agreement for Mobile Applications shall be based on the Crown Commercial Service model services contract and will be for up to six (6) years' duration, made up of an initial term of four (4) years plus the ability to extend by one or more periods up to a further aggregate of two (2) years.

Business and management consultancy and related services

Kent County Council | Published October 6, 2017  -  Deadline November 2, 2017
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79400000

This requirement is for an ‘Equity Investments’ service for Kent County Council in a Portfolio of Local Organisations.

This Tender is a re-Procurement for a Provider of an existing service, to Supply, Purchase, Monitor and Manage Equity Investments in a Portfolio of Organisations and deliver on going sustainable income from these investments.

This opportunity is being offered via an open procurement process, with a Selection and Award stage. Failure to achieve a ‘Pass’ will result in Exclusion from the process.

During this contract period it may be necessary to revise and vary aspects of this contract, for example: an expansion or reduction of the scope, practises, reporting, Legal requirements and funding aspects.

The contract is anticipated to commence upon the 27.11.2017 and will continue for a period of 3 years, made up of a 2 year initial period and an option for a 1 year extension.

This requirement is for an ‘Equity Investments’ service for Kent County Council in a Portfolio of Local Organisations.

This Tender is a re-Procurement for a Provider of an existing service, to Supply, Purchase, Monitor and Manage Equity Investments in a Portfolio of Organisations and deliver on going sustainable income from these investments.

This opportunity is being offered via an open procurement process, with a Selection and Award stage. The Selection stage, stage (1) will comprise of e.g. Mandatory, Discretionary, Financial, Capacity, Experience and Health & Safety Questions. Potential Providers may be rejected at this stage. Stage two (2) will be an Award stage, which will comprise of e.g. Capability, Technical Ability and Pricing questions.

During this contract period it may be necessary to revise and vary aspects of this contract, for example: an expansion or reduction of the scope, practises, reporting, Legal requirements and funding aspects.

The contract is anticipated to commence upon the 30th September 2017 and will continue for a period of 3 years, made up of a 2 year initial period and an option for a 1 year extension, unless terminated in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Contract, as attached to the Tender document, on the Kent Business Portal.

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.

The Tender will remain open until: 2.11.2017 @ 10:00

Questions may be asked until: 16.10.2017

Final Clarification Questions will be answered by: 16:00 23.10.2017

Issue of Award Letters: 10.11.2017

Contract issued for signature: 20.11.2017

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.

Additional requirements:

— As part of the Tender response Tenderers will be required to demonstrate their ability to deliver a successful service to organisations with this requirement of the size and complexity of a County Council.

— A financial assessment will be completed by the Council as part of the Tender ‘Mandatory’ requirement.

— All documentation will be issued and returned electronically, including Contract documents.

Business and management consultancy and related services

Kent County Council | Published November 4, 2017
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Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
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79400000

The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) is a business-led, public & private sector body established to drive economic growth across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

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The core growth hub service is to be extended through a SELEP-wide South East Business Boost (SEBB),European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme.

The current core offer is primarily an online facility with some limited support. The SEBB programme will enable growth hubs to expand existing provision to offer: a greater level of 1:2:1 and 1:2:many interactions that create growth and innovation within companies, delivered to an wider target audience including: pre-start, start-up and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. This process will be enhanced by the ‘Growth Grant’ programme to facilitate growth and increase productivity.

This opportunity was developed from evidence of the gaps in support provision through partnership engagement. The service will be integrated alongside the Growth Hub and be governed by the same principles:

—developing strong, inclusive partnerships with stakeholders;

—putting in place robust arrangements to oversee hub activity and ensuring alignment with the LEP's economic plan;

—ensuring plans for growth hubs are deliverable and sustainable when government and European funding ends;

—joining up national and local business support and simplifying the local offer;

—applying a common evaluation framework,

—measuring impact.

The current Growth Hub is primarily an online facility with some limited Business support. The programme will enable growth hubs to expand existing provision to offer: a greater level of 1:2:1 and 1:2:many interactions that create growth and facilitate innovation within companies, delivered to an expanded target audience including: pre-start, start-up and SMEs.

SS17056 Consultancy Support for INN2POWER

Kent County Council | Published September 18, 2017  -  Deadline October 16, 2017
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79400000

The Council is seeking providers to assist with delivery of the EU funded Innovation to Push Offshore Wind Energy Regions (Inn2POWER) Project until 30th October 2020. The Inn2POWER project will provide targeted support measures to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and support collaborations on a regional, sectoral and transnational level. Thus Inn2POWER helps SMEs to overcome possible structural disadvantages and to realise their full innovation potential. The offshore wind industry (OWI) is an important driver for economic development in the North Sea Region (NSR) but is challenged by the need for further cost reductions, continuous innovation and improved acceptance of the industry. In order to secure growth in the OWI around the North Sea Region SMEs need to play a key role in tackling those challenges. SMEs represent a high percentage of the industry and can be highly innovative, offering unique capabilities based on their specialised skills, drive and flexibility. The outcomes required include the provision of business support activity and report writing services across the County of Kent, together with developing and producing a regional logistics optimisation strategy. The provider will not necessarily require specific offshore wind energy expertise as they will be expected to work closely with the Council's Sustainable Business Programme Manager; however a clear record of success in engaging and working with businesses is vital. Please visit Kentbusinessportal.org.uk to register interest and log on to download contract details.

Supply of Interactive Audio Visual & IT Hardware Solutions and Consultancy

Kent County Council (Via KCS Professional Services) | Published June 1, 2016
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Softcat
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32321200, 30200000, 32321300, 51000000

Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of 3 500 km². It has an annual expenditure of circa. 1 000 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1.5 m. 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. Commercial Services is one of the largest trading organisations of its kind in Europe with a turnover in excess of 600 000 000 GBP and employing over 700 people from its base in Kent. Tracing its roots back to 1902, as an education stores department for Kent County Council, Commercial Services has subsequently grown organically to supply an ever-increasing range of best value goods and services to other publicly funded organisations. These include local government, education establishments, the care sector and the emergency services. KCS Professional Services, is a trading unit of Commercial Services and provides a purchasing, warehousing and distribution service to a wide ranging customer base within local government and associated public bodies in Kent, neighbouring counties and across the UK. The Central Buying Consortium (CBC) is a group of County, Borough and City Councils. The purpose of which is to improve the effectiveness, by co-ordination, of local authority purchasing with the object of effecting savings in public expenditure for the benefit of its members. CBC procures approximately 750 000 000 GBP goods and services per annum. In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, Kent County Council via KCS Professional Services has created a Framework Agreement (the Agreement) for the supply and delivery of Interactive Audio Visual, IT Hardware Solutions and Consultancy. The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open’ Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

Human resources management consultancy services

Kent County Council | Published January 7, 2016  -  Deadline January 3, 2019
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79414000, 79140000, 79720000

External Investigator Services.

Supply of Interactive Audio Visual and IT Hardware Solutions and Consultancy.

Kent County Council | Published October 12, 2015  -  Deadline November 9, 2015
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32321200, 30200000, 32321300, 51000000, 32321200, 30000000, 32321200, 32321300, 72110000, 51000000

Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of 3 500 km². It has an annual expenditure of circa. 1 000 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1 500 000. 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. Commercial Services is one of the largest trading organisations of its kind in Europe with a turnover in excess of 600 000 000 GBP and employing over 700 people from its base in Kent. Tracing its roots back to 1902, as an education stores department for Kent County Council, Commercial Services has subsequently grown organically to supply an ever-increasing range of best value goods and services to other publicly funded organisations. These include local government, education establishments, the care sector and the emergency services. KCS Professional Services, is a trading unit of Commercial Services and provides a purchasing, warehousing and distribution service to a wide ranging customer base within local government and associated public bodies in Kent, neighbouring counties and across the UK. The Central Buying Consortium (CBC) is a group of County, Borough and City Councils. The purpose of which is to improve the effectiveness, by co-ordination, of local authority purchasing with the object of effecting savings in public expenditure for the benefit of its members. CBC procures approximately 750 000 000 GBP goods and services per annum. In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, Kent County Council via KCS Professional Services wishes to create a Framework Agreement (the Agreement) for the supply and delivery of Interactive Audio Visual, IT Hardware Solutions and Consultancy. The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open’ Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

Update of Shepway District Council’s Employment Land Review

Shepway District Council | Published December 17, 2015  -  Deadline January 15, 2016
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15220000

Shepway District Council commissioned an independent Employment Land Review (ELR) to inform the drafting of its Core Strategy Local Plan, with the final draft ELR completed in 2011. Since its completion, a number of factors have combined so that it is now timely to commission a review and update of the ELR.

The Council is at an advanced stage in preparing its local plan, with the NPPF compliant Core Strategy formally adopted by the Council onthe18th September 2013. This sets out a long term vision for the District up to 2031. A consultation on the Places and Policies Local Plan: Issues and options ran during the early part of 2015 and closed in March. An update of the Strategic Housing Land Availability and Assessment (SHLAA) is also currently taking place.

The Council is therefore seeking to appoint an experienced consultant to carry out a review and update of the ELR. The review will form part of the evidence base that informs and supports the implementation of policies contained within the Council’s Core Strategy Local Plan, in respect of employment land. The ELR will also form a key input to the development of the next stage of the Places and Policies Local Plan.

The review will assess the amount, type and location of employment land, required over the life cycle of the Local Plan. A key objective will be to enable economic, business and jobs growth in the district.

The review should in the main focus on the provision of land for Class B uses as defined in the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order, plus sui generis uses that are similar in nature. The review should however, also consider the findings of a recent Town Centres Study, in respect of the provision of land for Class A uses as defined in the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order, and whether the introduction of more Class B, specifically Class B1a (offices), in town centre and adjacent locations, is viable to support regeneration aims.