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SS16053 Rural Swathe, Visibility and Hedge Cutting

Kent County Council | Published December 2, 2016  -  Deadline January 13, 2017

Kent County Council (the Employer) is the largest local authority 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 Employer 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 Employer consists of three operational directorates (Social Care, Health and Wellbeing; Education and Young People's Services; and Growth, Environment and Transport) and one service directorate (Strategic and Corporate Services). This requirement is for rural swathe, visibility and hedge cutting as required by the specification. It is expected that the contract will commence upon 1.4.2017 and will continue for a period of three years unless terminated in accordance with the Conditions of Contract attached in this Invitation to Tender. The Contractor will be responsible for programmed works with flexibility for additional ad-hoc provision. The main service areas comprise; rural grass cutting (swathe) and ensuring visibility at road junctions. Cutting of rural hedges owned by KCC is also undertaken. Contractors are expected to have local knowledge and experience to deliver the service described in Schedules 6 and 7.

SS16053 Rural Swathe, Visibility and Hedge Cutting

Kent County Council | Published December 2, 2016

Kent County Council (the Employer) is the largest local authority 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 Employer 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 Employer consists of three operational directorates (Social Care, Health and Wellbeing; Education and Young People's Services; and Growth, Environment and Transport) and one service directorate (Strategic and Corporate Services). This requirement is for rural swathe, visibility and hedge cutting as required by the specification. It is expected that the contract will commence upon 1.4.2017 and will continue for a period of three years unless terminated in accordance with the Conditions of Contract attached in this Invitation to Tender. The Contractor will be responsible for programmed works with flexibility for additional ad-hoc provision. The main service areas comprise; rural grass cutting (swathe) and ensuring visibility at road junctions. Cutting of rural hedges owned by KCC is also undertaken. Contractors are expected to have local knowledge and experience to deliver the service described in Schedules 6 and 7.

School cleaning services

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls | Published November 16, 2016  -  Deadline December 16, 2016

The successful tenderer will be required to provide cleaning services at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls.

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls (MGGS) in Maidstone, Kent, was founded in 1888. It is a selective, foundation school for girls between 11-16, with a mixed Sixth Form. Judged by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’, it enjoys a reputation as one of the finest grammar schools in Kent, fostering academic distinction, intellectual curiosity, creativity and courage in our students. MGGS is committed to encouraging healthy eating and meeting the specific needs of school girls.

The School moved to the existing site in 1938; buildings vary significantly from a 1930s brick build, ‘temporary’ 1950s buildings, a ROSLA annex and 2 new blocks completed in the last 5 years.

The School is working to further increase the number of new builds, with the 1950s ‘temporary’ buildings next to be replaced. The School wants all students to feel proud of the environment in which they work.

The tender project is seeking to appoint a contractor whose initiative and innovation will be welcomed for the provision of cleaning services within the facilities for the school. The high quality service levels proposed, should maintain excellent standards throughout, resulting in a pleasant environment for both the pupils and staff.

The basis and rationale that the Client requires the successful contractor to operate to at all times, is being able to provide a School that is fit for purpose and that the Contractor is proactive in the management of the contract, thus ensuring that all specifications are achieved and that the frequency of cleans is as detailed within the Tender Specification.

The contract being tendered is for two years nine months in duration from 1.9.2016 until 31.3.2019 and will be fixed price in nature, with the Contractor invoicing the Client for one-twelfth of the annual cost on a monthly basis.

It should be noted that the successful contractor will be expected to bring to the contract: innovation; new equipment; and cleaning methods, with BICSc standards being achieved, as a minimum, thus ensuring that the highest levels of cleanliness are maintained in all areas at all times and also ensuring that the productivity of the cleaning operatives is enhanced moving forward into the new contract term.

Please be advised that this contract will be let on a 2 years 9 months + 2 years basis.

At present 16 cleaning operatives, including a working Manager are employed to work 52 hours a day, Monday to Friday. There are not incumbent members of cleaning staff who are members of the LGPS.

The current incumbent is the Kent Gurkha Company Ltd.

The value of the current contract is 110 000 GBP per annum.

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.

 

School catering services

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls | Published November 16, 2016  -  Deadline December 16, 2016

The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls.

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls (MGGS) in Maidstone, Kent, was founded in 1888. It is a selective, foundation school for girls between 11-16, with a mixed Sixth Form. Judged by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’, it enjoys a reputation as one of the finest grammar schools in Kent, fostering academic distinction, intellectual curiosity, creativity and courage in our students. MGGS is committed to encouraging healthy eating and meeting the specific needs of school girls.

The tender project is seeking to appoint a Contractor whose initiative and innovation will be welcomed for the provision of service within the existing facilities for the 1220 students on roll and 108 teaching and support staff, with a focus on exciting healthy food options to satisfy a wide range of pupil tastes and dietary requirements. The School would wish the successful contractor to review the current range of services offered and make recommendations accordingly.

The contract being tendered is for three years in duration from 1.4.2017 — 31.3.2020 and will operate as a Guaranteed Performance Contract, with the successful Contractor offering the School a guaranteed return / cost per annum for the provision of catering services. Sovereignty of the cash tariff is to remain with Maidstone Grammar School for Girls the duration of this contract.

The School year is based on a calendar of 195 days. Five days are to be used for staff professional development which means that School will be open to receive students for the legal minimum of 190 days.

The contract offered covers the scope for the provision of all catering services within the School, which currently includes morning break, lunch, an option for hospitality and free issue requirements. Free School meals and hospitality will be charged based on consumption and at net food cost.

Whilst the School prioritises value for money as a key objective of the Competitive Tender Process, the Governing body is not obliged to accept the lowest price.

The value of the current contract is: -

2015 / 16:

Cash sales: 1 274.80 GBP

Free School Meals: 11 407.60 GBP

Hospitality: 1 329.50 GBP

Total: 14 011.90 GBP

2016 / 17 (year to date):

Cash sales: 5 257.40 GBP

Free School Meals: 763 GBP

Hospitality: 598.10 GBP

Total: 6 618.50 GBP

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls expects the successful contractor to enable the continued development of catering through the provision of an innovative, healthy food service, with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients being prepared on-site. The School expects the successful tenderer to evidence, through their bid, how they shall support and complement its values and support the principles of Every Child Matters.

The School believes that success should be celebrated and that pupils should enjoy their time at school; if lessons are stimulating and challenging then students will love learning. Much time therefore, is spent reviewing and planning schemes of work to ensure that they are differentiated to meet the needs of all students. As a result, the School are very enthusiastic regarding work experience and apprenticeship proposals and would welcome the input of the successful Contractor.

As a school who are continually seeking ways to improve and develop the ethos and environment for students and staff, to give them the facilities they deserve and need to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, any consideration regarding inward capital investment as part of the Contractor's tender submission would be welcomed. The School would wish for the Contractor to look at making this investment within the existing dining area.

Please be advised that this contract will be let on a 3 + 2 years basis.

Please be advised that there are currently 8 staff employed to deliver the catering service; there are not current catering staff in the LGPS.

Please be advised that the catering service is currently run in house/ contracted to Independent Catering Ltd.

Please be advised that the School has a minimum requirement for a contractor's employers liability / public liability and professional indemnity insurance of £5 million.

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