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Training and Education on Positive Health Promotion for People with Learning Disabilities and their

Kent County Council | Published December 3, 2014  -  Deadline December 15, 2014
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85100000, 80561000, 85000000

Kent County Council will shortly be inviting tenders for the delivery of service provider to develop and deliver: (i) A health promotion training package that can be delivered through multiple formats including e-learning and face to face. The health promotion training package will be targeted towards carers of those with Learning Disabilities, learning disability nursing homes and learning disability care homes across Kent and will include: — Healthy eating/lifestyles; — Keeping fit (include physically disabled); — Support services available to stop smoking; — Risks of smoking/excess alcohol/drugs; — How to access services. (ii) An education resource pack in easy read format on positive health promotion for those with Learning Disabilities. The contents of the education resource pack will developed in consultation with a range of stakeholders including, KCC, KCHT and KMPT. However the following areas are viewed as ‘high risk' as documented in the Kent County Council ‘Health Inequality Action Plan 2012' and should therefore be included: — Healthy lifestyles — Keeping active; — Eating well — Guidance on food types; — Easy read recipes — Practical Ideas; — Risks associated with smoking/excess alcohol/drugs; — How to access services. It is expected that the contract for the development of both elements will commence on 2.1.2015 and will be completed during the three month period between 2.1.2015 and 31.3.2015. This opportunity will be run via the Council's Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System. Organisations that wish to tender for this opportunity will be required too successfully apply to be part of the Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System no later than the 15.12.2014. Advert link: 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=

Furniture for Educational and Non-Educational Environments

Kent County Council | Published February 3, 2017
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Gratnells Limited, Metroplan Limited, Marmax Products Limited, Whittan Industrial Limited T/a Moresecure, Metalliform Holdings Limited, Leafield Environmental Limited, Gopak Limited, Morleys (Bicester) Limited, Emergent Crown Contract Office Furnishings Limited, Glasdon UK Limited, Kit for Kids Limited, Bate sOffice Services Limited, WW (UK) Limited T/a TC Group & Titan Furniture, Hille Educational Products Limited, Portsdown Office Limited, Monarch Acoustics Limited T/a Monarch Education Furniture, KI (UK) Limited, Mogo Direct Limited, Advanced Moulds T/a Advanced Furniture, Willowbrook Education Limited, Spaceforme, Spaceright Europe Limited, Flute Office Limited, Mike Miller Associates Limited T/a Twoey, Leisure Bench Limited, Profile Education Limited, Community Products (UK) Limited T/a Community Playthings, Churchfield Sofabed Company Limited, Kebrico Limited, Basics Equipment Limited, Leafield Environemental Limited, COI Total Interiors, Trieste Group LLP T/a Envoplan, Spacestor and Table Portfolio, Theme Bins International Limited, Bates Office services Limited, Kinnarps UK Limited, Wagstaff Brother Limited, Lee & Plumpton Limited, Millar West Limited, WW (UK) Limited T/a TC Group & Titan furniture, Triumph furniture Limited, Dynamic Office Seating Limited T/a Dynamic Office Solutions, Phoenix Safe Co Limited, POF Limited T/a Project Office Furniture, Quay Office Furnishers Limited, Albion Chairs Limited
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39000000, 39130000, 39150000, 39160000, 39180000, 79930000

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 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. 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 circa. 1 000 000 000 GBP on goods and services with 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 309 parish/town councils. In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, KCS has created a Framework Agreement (the Agreement) for the supply and delivery of Furniture for Educational and Non-Educational Environments. The requirement will include but not be limited to educational furniture to meet the needs of early years primary, secondary and further education (tables, desks, seating, staging, dining, storage and teaching walls) — non-educational furniture to cover general office, reception and generic breakout areas (office desks, seating, storage, display, reception and breakout). The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open’ Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

Furniture for Educational and Non-Educational Environments

Kent County Council | Published June 17, 2016  -  Deadline July 21, 2016
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39100000, 39130000, 39150000

Commercial Services is 1 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 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. 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 circa. 1 000 0000 000 GBP on goods and services with 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 309 parish/town councils. In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, KCS wishes to create a Framework Agreement (the Agreement) for the supply and delivery of Furniture for Educational and Non-Educational Environments. The requirement will include but not be limited to educational furniture to meet the needs of early years primary, secondary and further education (tables, desks, seating, staging, dining, storage and teaching walls) — non-educational furniture to cover general office, reception and generic breakout areas (office desks, seating, storage, display, reception and breakout). In addition there is a requirement for design and concept innovation as well as full project work from design through to delivery and installation. The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open’ Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

Furniture for Educational and Non-Educational Environments

Kent County Council | Published June 17, 2016
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39000000, 39130000, 39150000, 39160000, 39180000, 79930000, 79930000, 39515100, 45430000, 39160000, 39000000, 39100000, 39150000, 39160000, 39180000, 39100000, 39130000, 39150000

Commercial Services is 1 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 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. 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 circa. 1 000 0000 000 GBP on goods and services with 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 309 parish/town councils. In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, KCS wishes to create a Framework Agreement (the Agreement) for the supply and delivery of Furniture for Educational and Non-Educational Environments. The requirement will include but not be limited to educational furniture to meet the needs of early years primary, secondary and further education (tables, desks, seating, staging, dining, storage and teaching walls) — non-educational furniture to cover general office, reception and generic breakout areas (office desks, seating, storage, display, reception and breakout). In addition there is a requirement for design and concept innovation as well as full project work from design through to delivery and installation. The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open’ Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

SS16 06 NEET Support Service

Kent County Council | Published April 6, 2017
Winner
CXK Limited
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85000000

The Opportunity

Kent County Council sought tenders from suitably experienced contractors who could deliver a Support Service for young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) for all districts across the County of Kent.

The NEET Support Service will provide early help and preventative support for young people in Kent to support them in Education, Employment or Training so that they can achieve better life outcomes. This will ensure that all children and young people in Kent get the best start in life. The service will need to be delivered in each of the 12 district/borough council areas of Kent County Council's operation detailed within the service specification. The NEET Support Service will form part of the Council's Early Help and Preventative Services (EHPS) provision which works to reduce the need for Specialist Children's Services (SCS) intervention and will contribute to the delivery of the Troubled Families Programme outcomes for children, young people and their families in Kent. The prospective contractor will be required to provide a suitably trained and professional workforce which will form part of the wider EHPS offer and work with individual young people who need additional support to get back into Education, Employment or Training.

SS16 06 NEET Support Service.

Kent County Council | Published April 6, 2017
Winner
CXK Limited
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85000000

The Opportunity Kent County Council sought tenders from suitably experienced contractors who could deliver a Support Service for young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) for all districts across the County of Kent. The NEET Support Service will provide early help and preventative support for young people in Kent to support them in Education, Employment or Training so that they can achieve better life outcomes. This will ensure that all children and young people in Kent get the best start in life. The service will need to be delivered in each of the 12 district/borough council areas of Kent County Council's operation detailed within the service specification. The NEET Support Service will form part of the Council's Early Help and Preventative Services (EHPS) provision which works to reduce the need for Specialist Children's Services (SCS) intervention and will contribute to the delivery of the Troubled Families Programme outcomes for children, young people and their families in Kent. The prospective contractor will be required to provide a suitably trained and professional workforce which will form part of the wider EHPS offer and work with individual young people who need additional support to get back into Education, Employment or Training.

Youth education services

Kent County Council | Published January 10, 2015  -  Deadline January 23, 2015
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80310000

Integrated Youth Services DPS — Mini-competition (January 2015).

The Supply, Deliver and Install Various Signs

Buckinghamshire New University | Published May 27, 2015  -  Deadline June 10, 2015
Winner
Modulex A/S
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This RFQ has been issued by Buckinghamshire New University on behalf of Buckinghamshire Education and Skills Training. The University are looking for a preferred supplier to supply, deliver and install signage. Go to https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bucksnewuni, to view tender opportunities and current contracts.

Early Years Foundation Stage Training Framework 2016

Hampshire County Council | Published June 2, 2015  -  Deadline June 30, 2015
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Hampshire County Council wishes to create a Framework agreement with the various tutors and organisations that deliver specialist Early Years Foundation Stage training to early education and childcare providers in the private, voluntary and independent sector. This tender for the Framework agreement will allow the Council to be transparent and compliant in commissioning the training. It will also allow training providers to know in advance the Council’s terms and conditions and requirements for the training provision.

Computers for Children in Care.

Kent County Council | Published November 8, 2014
Winner
Stone Computers Limited
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30213100

The Council has a statutory duty to provide care for looked after children and, in order to support this duty, has created ‘The Kent Pledge’. The 1 of the elements of The Kent Pledge is to ensure a good education and to support this, the Council has committed to providing a computer for children who have been in care for 6 months or more, who are aged 11 years or older. These devices will be primarily for the child to use at school/college and homework. Consequently, portability is important.

Sponsorship of Roundabouts

Commercial Services | Published June 2, 2015  -  Deadline July 3, 2015
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Commercial Services is one of the largest trading organisations of its kind in Europe with a turnover in excess of £600 million 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. 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 circa. £1bn on goods and services and a population of 1.5m. 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 accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, Commercial Services, wishes to create a contract (the Contract) for the Sponsorship of Roundabouts. The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the 'Open' Procedure, as detailed in 'The Public Contract Regulations 2015'

SBC CP Single Storey School Building & Associated External Works - St Anthony's Primary School

SE Shared Services | Published April 23, 2015  -  Deadline May 20, 2015
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In 2013 St. Anthony’s Catholic Primary School completed construction of a single storey six-classroom standalone block. The planning application submitted for the build was in response to an increased pupil intake and included the completed six-classroom block (Phase I) as well as a second four-classroom standalone block (Phase II). It is important that St. Anthony’s is supported in providing quality education to the community it serves and to help deliver sustainable expansion. The proposed four-classroom block is required in response to the Council’s continued responsibility for providing school places within the Borough and to accommodate an increased demand in pupil intake.

Y17019 — Supply of Office Paper & Card

Kent County Council | Published March 10, 2017  -  Deadline April 13, 2017
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30197643, 30197630, 30197645

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 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. 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 circa. 1 000 000 000 000 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. In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, KCS wishes to create a Framework Agreement (the Agreement) for the provision of Office Paper & Card. The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open’ Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

KCS Packaging Materials

Kent County Council via KCS | Published February 25, 2017  -  Deadline March 28, 2017
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79921000, 34000000

Commercial Services is 1 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 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. 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 circa. 1 000 000 000 GBP on goods and services with a population of 1 500 000 GBP. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 309 parish/town councils. In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, KCS wishes to create an Agreement (the Agreement) with 1 or more providers for the supply of KCS Packaging Materials. The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open’ Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

Washroom Paper

Kent County Council | Published December 8, 2016
Winner
Kimberly Clark Limited, SCA Hygiene Products UK Limited, Northwood Hygiene Products Limited
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33760000, 33761000, 33763000, 39514000, 42968300

Commercial Services is one of the largest trading organisations of its kind in Europe with a turnover in excess of £600 million 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 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.

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 circa. GBP 1bn on goods and services and a population of 1.5m. 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 accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, KCS has created a Framework Agreement (the Agreement) for the provision of Washroom Paper.

The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open' Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

Supply of Multi-Functional Devices & Document Solutions, Digital Duplicators, Print Room & Managed P

Kent County Council | Published July 13, 2017
Winner
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd
cpvs
30123000

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 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. 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 circa. 1 000 000 000 000 GBP on goods and services with a population of 1.5m. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 309 parish/town councils. In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, KCS, on behalf of the Central Buying Consortium, has created a Framework Agreement (the Agreement) for the supply and delivery of Multifunctional Devices (MFD) and Managed Print Services (MPS) The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open’ Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

Managed Services for Business Solutions

Kent County Council | Published January 20, 2017
Winner
Capita Business Services Ltd T/a Capita IT Enterprise Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Ltd, Ricoh UK Ltd
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79800000, 30121100, 30121200, 30121300, 30123000, 30125000, 30192400, 48310000, 48318000, 48613000, 48770000, 50310000, 64216200, 72212311, 72212772, 72212780, 72512000, 79000000, 79131000, 79500000, 79999100

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 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. 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 circa. 1 000 000 000 000 GBP on goods and services with 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 309 parish/town councils. In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, KCS, on behalf of the Central Buying Consortium, has created a Framework Agreement (the Agreement) for the supply and delivery of Managed Services for Business Solutions.‘Managed Service' is the practice of outsourcing day-to-day management responsibilities and functions as a strategic method for transforming and improving business processes and cutting operating costs. The service may include, but not be limited to, software, hardware, digital mailroom, and purchase to pay automation, cloud storage, document workflow management, data security and data loss prevention systems, Customer communication management systems and other IP networking Services.

The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the “Open” Procedure, as detailed in the 'Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

Supply of Multi-Functional Devices and Document Solutions, Digital Duplicators, Print Room and Managed Print Services

Kent County Council | Published January 10, 2017  -  Deadline February 9, 2017
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30000000, 30125000, 30192400, 72228000, 72512000, 72212311, 48613000, 72212780, 30121200, 30121300, 30121000, 30123000

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 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. 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 circa. 1 000 000 000 000 GBP on goods and services with 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 309 parish/town councils. In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, KCS, on behalf of the Central Buying Consortium, wishes to create a Framework Agreement (the Agreement) for the supply and delivery of Multifunctional Devices (MFD) and Managed Print Services (MPS) The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open’ Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

Supply of Multi-Functional Devices and Document Solutions, Digital Duplicators, Print Room and Manag

Kent County Council | Published January 10, 2017
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30000000, 30125000, 30192400, 72228000, 72512000, 72212311, 48613000, 72212780, 30121200, 30121300, 30121000, 30123000, 30000000, 30121200, 30121300, 30000000, 30121200, 30121300, 30000000, 30123000, 30000000, 30125000, 30000000, 30121000, 30192400, 72228000, 72512000

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 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. 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 circa. 1 000 000 000 000 GBP on goods and services with 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 309 parish/town councils. In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, KCS, on behalf of the Central Buying Consortium, wishes to create a Framework Agreement (the Agreement) for the supply and delivery of Multifunctional Devices (MFD) and Managed Print Services (MPS) The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open’ Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.

Software Products & Associated Services

Kent County Council | Published December 8, 2016
Winner
Bytes Software Services Limited, Phoenix Software Limited, Comparex UK Limited, Softcat PLC, Insight Direct UK Limited, Civica Services Limited, Software Box Limited, Civica Software Limited, Agilisys Limited
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48000000, 48100000, 48200000, 48213000, 48214000, 48217000, 48218000, 48219000, 48223000, 48300000, 48400000, 48500000, 48600000, 48700000

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 circa GBP 1bn on goods and services and a population of 1.5m. 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 GBP 600 million 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 GBP 750m 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 Software Products & Associated Services. The procurement process adopted by the Contracting Authority is based upon the ‘Open’ Procedure, as detailed in the ‘Public Contract Regulations 2015’.