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SS14 72 Financial Planning Tool for Kent Schools and Academies.

Kent County Council | Published December 2, 2014  -  Deadline January 8, 2015
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72268000

Kent County Council Schools Financial Services team sells a Financial and Support Service to schools and academies within Kent and Medway. The support service centres on a Financial Planning Tool which provides the ability for a school to plan, set and monitor budgets, with a facility to create further budget scenarios. Currently the tool is an in house developed Excel spreadsheet that has become increasingly complex, is not sufficiently robust and is time consuming to maintain and support. The Schools Financial Services Team and customers they support are happy with the functionality of the tool; however an off the shelf product which continues to meet the needs, and is more robust and stable is now required. The requirement for continued public sector efficiencies remains at the forefront of strategic planning, and the Schools Financial Services section is no different in this respect. As a result, the Council is seeking tenders for a fully encompassing, effective and efficient financial management tool, that can be utilised for both council funded schools and academies. The solution will be required to deliver the following high-level requirements: 1. Ability to plan, set and monitor school and academy budgets. 2. Ability to calculate salary cost using a number of salary pay schemes including the current Kent Range Scheme. 3. To be compatible with school accounting systems, including SIMS FMS6, PS Financials and Corero. 4. Ability to comply with the Council's/DfE/EFA financial returns and requirements. 5. Ability for the council to access, with appropriate permission, individual school's financial data. 6. Draft financial plans must be stored to a minimum level of IL2. 7. Delivery to individual schools without the need for software to be individually deployed, but with each school having a unique identifier. Further requirements are detailed in the Invitation to Tender documentation. The majority of KCC funded schools will utilise this solution. Academies and other LA maintained schools will also be able to purchase this tool as is the current practice. Schools Financial Services will provide training and a skills support service for all users, although technical support will be required from the provider. The use of the product to schools/academies within this solution is to be controlled by the Schools Financial Services and the provider will be required to enter into a non-competition agreement with the Council, and agree to provide technical support for any new educational establishments that are added to the solution. Therefore an appropriate licensing model is required. Potential providers are invited to express an interest and download the documentation from the Kent Business Portal (www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk) If the provider is not already registered on the portal, registration will be required. Expressions of interest cannot be submitted by any other means.

SS14 72 Financial Planning Tool for Kent Schools and Academies.

Kent County Council | Published April 24, 2015
Winner
Orovia Group Ltd
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72268000

Kent County Council Schools Financial Services team sells a Financial and Support Service to schools and academies within Kent and Medway. The support service centres on a Financial Planning Tool which provides the ability for a school to plan, set and monitor budgets, with a facility to create further budget scenarios. Currently the tool is an in house developed Excel spreadsheet that has become increasingly complex, is not sufficiently robust and is time consuming to maintain and support. The Schools Financial Services Team and customers they support are happy with the functionality of the tool; however an off the shelf product which continues to meet the needs, and is more robust and stable is now required. The requirement for continued public sector efficiencies remains at the forefront of strategic planning, and the Schools Financial Services section is no different in this respect. As a result, the Council is seeking tenders for a fully encompassing, effective and efficient financial management tool, that can be utilised for both council funded schools and academies. The solution will be required to deliver the following high-level requirements: 1. Ability to plan, set and monitor school and academy budgets. 2. Ability to calculate salary cost using a number of salary pay schemes including the current Kent Range Scheme. 3. To be compatible with school accounting systems, including SIMS FMS6, PS Financials and Corero. 4. Ability to comply with the Council's/DfE/EFA financial returns and requirements. 5. Ability for the council to access, with appropriate permission, individual school's financial data. 6. Draft financial plans must be stored to a minimum level of IL2. 7. Delivery to individual schools without the need for software to be individually deployed, but with each school having a unique identifier. Further requirements are detailed in the Invitation to Tender documentation. The majority of KCC funded schools will utilise this solution. Academies and other LA maintained schools will also be able to purchase this tool as is the current practice. Schools Financial Services will provide training and a skills support service for all users, although technical support will be required from the provider. The use of the product to schools/academies within this solution is to be controlled by the Schools Financial Services and the provider will be required to enter into a non-competition agreement with the Council, and agree to provide technical support for any new educational establishments that are added to the solution. Therefore an appropriate licensing model is required.

SS15136 Strengthening Community Organisations in Kent

Kent County Council | Published August 18, 2016  -  Deadline September 26, 2016
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This contract is for the delivery of infrastructure support to the Kent voluntary sector and includes the promotion of volunteering and the brokerage of volunteers. The service will support organisations to deliver their charitable aims and deliver the aspirations set out in the Kent Voluntary Sector Policy. The sector is diverse and the support organisations need to ensure they are sustainable must therefore reflect this. Whilst many organisations have no financial relationship with KCC, others are providers of services on our behalf. Our future support should create the right environment for all parts of the sector to continue meeting their charitable aims.

Delivery is across Kent (excluding Medway) and the successful provider/s must have the ability to demonstrate local representation and provide tailored support across the whole voluntary sector.

Engagement to date has indicated that a collaboration of providers is likely to best meet the outcomes specified and KCC would therefore encourage bids which incorporate a number of providers.

The new contract is due to commence on the 1.1.2017 and be in place for three with two optional extensions of one year. The contract amount is 1 500 695 GBP over 3 years with a maximum value in any one year of 615 000 GBP

The successful provider will need:

— to support VCSE organisations in Kent to develop and grow to improve their longer term financial sustainability;

— to enable the sector to demonstrate impact, social value and support them in promoting and increasing community capacity in their local area;

— to support the sector in promoting, delivering and facilitating social action and volunteering in their communities;

— to represent the sector and provide an efficient communication and information channel across the VCSE (voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise)organisations, and between the sector and KCC;

— to support the development of healthy communities that promote positive lifestyle choices and roll out of Making Every Contact Counts ( MECC).

SS15136 Strengthening Community Organisations in Kent

Kent County Council | Published August 18, 2016
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85300000

This contract is for the delivery of infrastructure support to the Kent voluntary sector and includes the promotion of volunteering and the brokerage of volunteers. The service will support organisations to deliver their charitable aims and deliver the aspirations set out in the Kent Voluntary Sector Policy. The sector is diverse and the support organisations need to ensure they are sustainable must therefore reflect this. Whilst many organisations have no financial relationship with KCC, others are providers of services on our behalf. Our future support should create the right environment for all parts of the sector to continue meeting their charitable aims.

Delivery is across Kent (excluding Medway) and the successful provider/s must have the ability to demonstrate local representation and provide tailored support across the whole voluntary sector.

Engagement to date has indicated that a collaboration of providers is likely to best meet the outcomes specified and KCC would therefore encourage bids which incorporate a number of providers.

The new contract is due to commence on the 1.1.2017 and be in place for three with two optional extensions of one year. The contract amount is 1 500 695 GBP over 3 years with a maximum value in any one year of 615 000 GBP

The successful provider will need:

— to support VCSE organisations in Kent to develop and grow to improve their longer term financial sustainability;

— to enable the sector to demonstrate impact, social value and support them in promoting and increasing community capacity in their local area;

— to support the sector in promoting, delivering and facilitating social action and volunteering in their communities;

— to represent the sector and provide an efficient communication and information channel across the VCSE (voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise)organisations, and between the sector and KCC;

— to support the development of healthy communities that promote positive lifestyle choices and roll out of Making Every Contact Counts ( MECC).

SS15 40 - Direct Payment Support Service

Kent County Council | Published December 10, 2015  -  Deadline January 25, 2016
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85300000

Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over £900m on goods and services and a population of 1.3m. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils. The Contractor will be required to provide a service that supports the Council's business objective of empowering families with a disabled child and young disabled adults to be in control of the support that they receive. This will be achieved by the provision of a service that will enable the following groups to establish and manage a direct payment: Parents and carers of disabled children; Parents and carers of children with special educational needs; Young people aged 16-25 years of age with special educational needs; and Young disabled people aged 16-25 years of age. The service will support direct payment recipients with financial management, helping to ensure that payments are managed in such a way as to ensure that defined care needs are able to be purchased. This will be achieved by the monitoring of expenditure by recipients to confirm that payments are being used appropriately. The service will help to minimise financial risk to the Council by alerting the Council to any unused or misused payments. The Council has commissioned a pre-paid card provider to enable those in receipt of direct payment to pay for services using a pre-paid card instead of a bank account, and the contractor will support the transitioning of current bank accounts to a pre-paid card, as well as the setting up of new pre-paid card accounts for new direct payments. Many direct payment users employ one or more personal assistants, and the contractor will provide support with recruitment and advise on aspects of employment law to help ensure that good employment practices are followed by the employer. For more details, please 'Register an Interest' in this opportunity via the Kent Business Portal to access the full specification of this service.

Medway Integrated Adults Substance Misuse Service

Kent County Council | Published December 20, 2013  -  Deadline January 22, 2014
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32000000

This is a tender for a supplier to deliver an integrated substance misuse service in the Medway area. The service is to be available to drug and/or alcohol users, as well as their families and carers.

 The Service Provider will work in partnership with Kent County Council (KCC) Commissioned Services to contribute towards the following outcomes and will consider all opportunities to enhance the aims of the service outcomes:

  1.  Improved long-term mental and physical health, well-being, and quality of life for people affected by substance misuse,
  2. Freedom from substance dependency,
  3. Well-informed and supported families, children and young people,
  4. Reduced substance misuse related crime, anti-social behaviour and
    re-offending,
  5. Improved public health and reduced health inequalities in Medway, including but not limited to; prevention of substance misuse related deaths and blood borne viruses,
  6. Increased employment and reduced financial burden on local communities and public services,
  7. The ability to access and sustain suitable accommodation.

Please note that this contract is currently proposed to be for a term of 27 months, with the possibility of a further 12 month extension, although there may be scope to increase the contract term to 36 months with a possible 12 month extension. Suppliers will be notified at ITT stage of the definite contract duration.

 

 

Penrose Student Accommodation Refurbishment - Summer 2015

Royal Holloway, University of London | Published April 28, 2015  -  Deadline May 20, 2015
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Royal Holloway, University of London is seeking a main contractor for the delivery of summer refurbishment works within one of its Student Halls, north of the College's main campus in Egham, Surrey (TW20 0EX). Penrose Student Halls of Residence comprises of 26 houses and 12 flats that house between 4-6 people. The buildings were constructed in the late 1980’s. The works will look to cover the following: • Refurbish 38 bathroom and toilet areas and reviewing better use of space. • Refurbish 38 Kitchen areas and provide better use of space. There is a kitchen that was refurbished a year ago that should be used as a standard going forward with minor tweaks. The kitchen is based in No. 34 • Decorations throughout including 200 study bedrooms and common areas • New flooring • Review and recommendations on new LED lighting • New/additional furniture to limited areas. • New fire detection system back to a central point. This tender is being run in accordance with the College`s Financial Regulations. Only expressions of interest that are submitted electronically via the In-Tend system will be accepted. Please see the College`s terms and conditions for using the E-Tendering system at the URL below: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/finance/intend/opportunities.html If you are new to the system, please use the ‘Help’ and ‘User Guidance’ information on the website, which goes through the process in detail, to guide you. In particular, please familiarise yourselves with the process of uploading and returning documents through the system prior to the submission date.

SS15 40 — Direct Payment Support Service.

Kent County Council | Published December 15, 2015  -  Deadline January 25, 2016
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85312310

The Contractor will be required to provide a service that supports the Council's business objective of empowering families with a disabled child and young disabled adults to be in control of the support that they receive. This will be achieved by the provision of a service that will enable the following groups to establish and manage a direct payment: Parents and carers of disabled children; Parents and carers of children with special educational needs; Young people aged 16-25 years of age with special educational needs; and Young disabled people aged 16-25 years of age. The service will support direct payment recipients with financial management, helping to ensure that payments are managed in such a way as to ensure that defined care needs are able to be purchased. This will be achieved by the monitoring of expenditure by recipients to confirm that payments are being used appropriately. The service will help to minimise financial risk to the Council by alerting the Council to any unused or misused payments. The Council has commissioned a pre-paid card provider to enable those in receipt of direct payment to pay for services using a pre-paid card instead of a bank account, and the contractor will support the transitioning of current bank accounts to a pre-paid card, as well as the setting up of new pre-paid card accounts for new direct payments. Many direct payment users employ 1 or more personal assistants, and the contractor will provide support with recruitment and advise on aspects of employment law to help ensure that good employment practices are followed by the employer. For more details, please ‘Register an Interest’ in this opportunity via the Kent Business Portal to access the full specification of this service. 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. 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. Indicative Procurement Timetable: — Tender Workshop: 16.12.2015 (see ITT documentation for time and venue). — Deadline to submit requests for Requirement Clarification: 12:00 (noon) on 18.1.2016. — Deadline for Tender Responses: 12:00 (noon) on 25.1.2016. — Commencement of Tender Evaluation Period (including Tender Clarification): 25.1.2016. — Pre-Award Clarification Meeting: 8.2.2016. — Publication of Decision to Award: 19.2.2016. — Standstill Period: 10 Calendar Days. — Contract Award: 29.2.2016. — Issue Contract documentation for signature: After 29.2.2016. — Contract Commencement Date: 1.4.2016.

SS14 133 - Kent Rewards

Kent County Council | Published May 18, 2015  -  Deadline June 15, 2015
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The principal objective of this opportunity is to provide an employee voluntary benefits Platform, which acts as a focal point to enable engagement of the Council's employees and to assist understanding of, and access to information about all aspects of their employment package. This includes the variety of employee rewards, benefits (including health and wellbeing) and discounts (national and local) in a Total Reward context. Discounts are only a small proportion of the overall Total Reward approach which the Platform must represent. The requirement is for the provision of an Employee Voluntary Benefits Platform to replace the contract for the current provision. The Council is committed to further enhancing employee participation levels and the Platform is seen as a key component to deliver this in practice. There is a desire to use the Platform more strategically and develop ways which can improve and promote the discussion and dialogue between mangers and staff about their wider employment package. This is intended to be innovative and move the delivery of employee benefits to the next level. Categories offered on the current Platform, for example salary sacrifice schemes, financial benefits, health and wellbeing benefits and discounts, are to continue. The current Platform, Kent Rewards, has been in operation for several years. This is web based (site not owned by the Council but domain name is) and delivers valued, beneficial and relevant employee benefits. The Platform is available to an employee base of approximately 35,000 school, non-school and other individuals, as defined by the Council. Although the Platform currently caters for Council and non-Council individuals, its primary purpose is to provide a service to Council employees. The Council is undergoing a period of transformation and it may be that some service provision may change. Eligibility will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for any new partner or delivery arrangements. It may not be appropriate for employees of partner organisations to access all rewards, benefits and discounts.

Reculver Country Park Camping and Touring Caravan Site

Canterbury City Council | Published November 5, 2015  -  Deadline January 18, 2016
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29120000

Canterbury City Council is seeking offers for a lease to operate a seasonal camping and touring caravan site at Reculver, near Herne Bay, Kent. 
The Reculver Master Plan (which can be found on the Council’s website -  https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/3451.aspx) promotes leisure opportunities within an improved landscape setting, particularly around the Reculver Towers. The extension to the Country Park incorporates the proposed site which was previously occupied by static caravans. These have been removed to improve the landscape appearance around this historic monument, the intention being to create a less intensive, seasonal use of the land that promotes leisure opportunities and short breaks.
The Council is seeking to attract an experienced operator who will promote the Council’s policies and vision and who is willing and able to commit and invest over the long term.
The operator will be expected to show evidence of running campsite/touring caravan sites, show financial dependability, and indicate how they will promote and enhance the facilities at Reculver to provide the best possible visitor experience to at least 3 star Visit England or AA 2-Pennant holiday park standard.  Operators that have been shown to achieve 4 or 5 stars, or 3 to 5 AA Pennants, and/or a silver or gold Visit England standard will be assessed favourably.  However alternative accreditation body standards will also be considered.
Please ensure that any clarification questions regarding this opportunity are made via the Discussions area of the portal and they will be responded to accordingly – the deadline for clarification questions is 17:00 hours on Monday 11th January 2016.
The deadline for offers and rental bids is 17:00 hours on Monday 18th January 2016 – all completed documentation must be uploaded to the Kent Business Portal by this deadline. 

SS14 133 Employee Voluntary Benefits Platform (Kent Rewards).

Kent County Council | Published August 27, 2015
Winner
Reward Gateway (UK) Ltd
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79414000, 72200000

The principal objective of this opportunity is to provide an employee voluntary benefits platform, which acts as a focal point to enable engagement of the Council's employees and to assist understanding of and access to information about all aspects of their employment package. This includes the variety of employee rewards benefits (including health and well being) and discounts (national and local) in a total reward context. Discounts are only a small proportion of the overall total reward approach which the platform must represent. The requirement is for the provision of an employee voluntary benefits platform to replace the Contract for the current provision. The Council is committed to further enhancing employee participation levels and the platform is seen as a key component to deliver this in practice. There is a desire to use the platform more strategically and develop ways which can improve and promote the discussion and dialogue between managers and staff about their wider employment package. This is intended to be innovative and move the delivery of employee benefits to the next level. Categories offered on the current platform, for example salary sacrifice schemes, financial benefits, health and well being benefits and discounts, are to continue. The current platform, Kent Rewards has been in operation for several years. This is web based (site not owned by the Council but domain name is) and delivers valued, beneficial and relevant employee benefits. The platform is available to an employee base of approximately 35 000 school, non-school and other individuals, as defined by the Council. Although the platform currently caters for Council and non-Council individuals, its primary purpose is to provide a service to Council employees. The Council is undergoing a period of transformation and it may be that some service provision may change. Eligibility will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for any new partner or delivery arrangements. It may not be appropriate for employees of partner organisations to access all rewards, benefits and discounts. Tenderers can only respond by logging in and registering to express an interest in this opportunity at the follow web address: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

SS14 133 Employee Voluntary Benefits Platform (Kent Rewards).

Kent County Council | Published May 23, 2015  -  Deadline June 15, 2015
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79414000, 72200000

The principal objective of this opportunity is to provide an employee voluntary benefits Platform, which acts as a focal point to enable engagement of the Council's employees and to assist understanding of, and access to information about all aspects of their employment package. This includes the variety of employee rewards, benefits (including health and wellbeing) and discounts (national and local) in a Total Reward context. Discounts are only a small proportion of the overall Total Reward approach which the Platform must represent. The requirement is for the provision of an Employee Voluntary Benefits Platform to replace the contract for the current provision. The Council is committed to further enhancing employee participation levels and the Platform is seen as a key component to deliver this in practice. There is a desire to use the Platform more strategically and develop ways which can improve and promote the discussion and dialogue between mangers and staff about their wider employment package. This is intended to be innovative and move the delivery of employee benefits to the next level. Categories offered on the current Platform, for example salary sacrifice schemes, financial benefits, health and wellbeing benefits and discounts, are to continue. The current Platform, Kent Rewards, has been in operation for several years. This is web based (site not owned by the Council but domain name is) and delivers valued, beneficial and relevant employee benefits. The Platform is available to an employee base of approximately 35 000 school, non-school and other individuals, as defined by the Council. Although the Platform currently caters for Council and non-Council individuals, its primary purpose is to provide a service to Council employees. The Council is undergoing a period of transformation and it may be that some service provision may change. Eligibility will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for any new partner or delivery arrangements. It may not be appropriate for employees of partner organisations to access all rewards, benefits and discounts. Tenderers can only respond by logging in and registering to express an interest in this opportunity at the follow web address: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services

SOUTH OF ENGLAND PROCUREMENT SERVICES | Published May 20, 2015  -  Deadline June 25, 2015
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Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) wish to procure a Managed Service Provider for their Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS) across Sussex. Currently, around 280,000 PTS journeys are booked each year, with patients being moved to and from NHS-funded treatment at a range of sites across Sussex including acute hospitals, and local venues providing community-based care. The service is responsible for safely and effectively transporting eligible patients between their nominated place of residence, to, from and between NHS-funded healthcare facilities in a timely manner, so that they can receive the health care for which they are booked. This responsibility includes: • Providing a single point of access and full booking service for patients and HCPs • Equitable and consistent application of the eligibility criteria to all patients and carers • Signposting patients who are not eligible for PTS to alternative transport arrangements • Effective determination of mobility need or needs • Allocation of journeys across the sub-contracted transport providers through an equitable, open and transparent process • Effective communication and collaboration with system wide stakeholders • Coordination and management of all patient journeys • Timely reporting to Commissioners Commissioners have reviewed the options available; a Managed Service Provider model supports the benefits that have been identified as being critical success factors including: • Consistency of approach to both Patients and NHS clinical Providers • Equity of access, regardless of geography; • Equitable application of the eligibility criteria; • A safe service, with a high quality level of patient experience; • Value for money; • Effective communication, including utilisation of up-to-date technology; • A platform for integration with community and social transport; and • Integration across the local health economy. The CCGs wish to ensure a resilient, flexible service is commissioned to meet the needs of patients and stakeholders at an affordable cost. The Commissioners have agreed to offer a 4 year contract initial term with the option to extend for a further year (4 +1 = 5 years maximum duration). A maximum total financial envelope will be set between £58.5 and £63.5m for the five year maximum duration of the contract. Providers are invited to access the procurement documentation at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning . The deadline for submission of completed PQQs is Thursday 25th June 2015 at 12:00pm (midday).

Market Site, South Quay, Whitstable Harbour - ITT

Canterbury City Council | Published November 26, 2015  -  Deadline January 5, 2016
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29120000

Canterbury City Council is seeking rental offers for a lease to operate a market site at the South Quay, in Whitstable Harbour, Kent.  
 
Recently the South Quay has developed as a visitor attraction with many tourists throughout the year. Currently the eastern end of the South Quay has been closed to the public to allow for the replacement of the quay walls. This work is programmed to be completed by March 2016, so the entire quay can reopen to the public and giving the harbour the opportunity to have its previously popular market reinstated.  
 
The Harbour Board’s objective is to develop Whitstable Harbour into a thriving and successful niche port to the benefit of stakeholders and the community of Whitstable as a whole. The strategic aims of the Board are: 

Financial self sufficiency
• Maintenance and development of the harbour infrastructure
• Support for the local economy
• Contribute to the character and attraction of the town
• Development of tourism
• Compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
• Achievement of environmental interests   
 
The Board has on numerous occasions confirmed its support for a harbour market on the South Quay and it is one of its objectives to reinstate the market so that the previous traders will have the opportunity to recommence trading in the new season. The market will have the benefit of a direct access from Harbour Street via a new gated entrance in the sea wall. The market will also have a new surface so it is fully accessible for all.    
 
The Council is seeking to attract an operator who will promote the Harbour Board’s objective to see the market opened for Easter 2016, and willing and able to commit and invest over term of the lease.   
 
Please ensure that any clarification questions regarding this opportunity are made via the Discussions area of the Kent Business Portal and they will be responded to accordingly – the deadline for clarification questions is 17:00 hours on Wednesday 16th December 2015.   
 
The deadline for offers and rental bids is 12:00 noon on Tuesday 5th January 2016 – all completed documentation must be uploaded to the Kent Business Portal by this deadline.
 

MBC 1759 Development of an Adventure Zone at Mote Park

Maidstone Borough Council | Published August 9, 2016  -  Deadline September 16, 2016
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37410000, 45212100, 37416000, 45212140, 92000000

The Council is conducting a tender exercise to award a contract for the development of an Adventure Zone in Mote Park.

For the purposes of evaluation and final award decision making, this contract opportunity is split into two lots.

Information About Lots

Lot 1 Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning with Separate Option for Maintenance of the Equipment.

For the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the adventure zone equipment plus repairs under warranty for the first year. The equipment will become the property of the Council on the certified completion.

Bidders for Lot 1 are requested to provide a price for maintenance of the installed equipment for a period of ten years as a separate line item in their bid so that the Council should it decide to make an award for lot 1, can determine the anticipated whole fife costs (10 years) and whether to include the maintenance in the contract for Lot 1 or if it would prefer to make alternative maintenance arrangements.

Lot 2 Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Equipment, Operation and Maintenance of the Site.

To design, supply, install, commission and operate the Adventure Zone, including providing necessary staff for managing the operation of the site and maintaining all equipment for the period of ten years.

Bidders may submit a bid as an individual company or in partnership with another company,

however one company would need to be specified as the main contractor for payments and contract management. Bidders should also set out precisely which entity they propose to provide particular elements of the Bid.

Bids can be submitted for Lot 1 or Lot 2 or both lots according to relevant expertise.

Bidders should note that the Council will only accept one tender submission from any company for each lot, variant bids for a single lot will not be accepted.

Bidders are asked to specify any financial benefit accruing to the Council if the Bidder bids for Lot 2.

The form of contract will depend on the final arrangements, although it is likely that the design, build, installation and commissioning of equipment will be a JCT Design and Build Contract 2011 (as amended), while the operation and maintenance aspect will be based on the Mid Kent Improvement Partnership (MKIP) Management Agreement and Lease.

The Council reserves the right to award a contract for Lot 1 or Lot 2.

The decision on whether to award a contract under Lot 1 or Lot 2 will be taken after all bids for each lot have been evaluated.

MBC 1759 Development of an Adventure Zone at Mote Park

Maidstone Borough Council | Published August 9, 2016
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37410000, 45212100, 37416000, 45212140, 92000000

The Council is conducting a tender exercise to award a contract for the development of an Adventure Zone in Mote Park.

For the purposes of evaluation and final award decision making, this contract opportunity is split into two lots.

Information About Lots

Lot 1 Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning with Separate Option for Maintenance of the Equipment.

For the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the adventure zone equipment plus repairs under warranty for the first year. The equipment will become the property of the Council on the certified completion.

Bidders for Lot 1 are requested to provide a price for maintenance of the installed equipment for a period of ten years as a separate line item in their bid so that the Council should it decide to make an award for lot 1, can determine the anticipated whole fife costs (10 years) and whether to include the maintenance in the contract for Lot 1 or if it would prefer to make alternative maintenance arrangements.

Lot 2 Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Equipment, Operation and Maintenance of the Site.

To design, supply, install, commission and operate the Adventure Zone, including providing necessary staff for managing the operation of the site and maintaining all equipment for the period of ten years.

Bidders may submit a bid as an individual company or in partnership with another company,

however one company would need to be specified as the main contractor for payments and contract management. Bidders should also set out precisely which entity they propose to provide particular elements of the Bid.

Bids can be submitted for Lot 1 or Lot 2 or both lots according to relevant expertise.

Bidders should note that the Council will only accept one tender submission from any company for each lot, variant bids for a single lot will not be accepted.

Bidders are asked to specify any financial benefit accruing to the Council if the Bidder bids for Lot 2.

The form of contract will depend on the final arrangements, although it is likely that the design, build, installation and commissioning of equipment will be a JCT Design and Build Contract 2011 (as amended), while the operation and maintenance aspect will be based on the Mid Kent Improvement Partnership (MKIP) Management Agreement and Lease.

The Council reserves the right to award a contract for Lot 1 or Lot 2.

The decision on whether to award a contract under Lot 1 or Lot 2 will be taken after all bids for each lot have been evaluated.

SS15040 - Direct Payment Support Service

Kent County Council | Published December 10, 2015  -  Deadline January 25, 2016
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15140000, 15200000, 32000000

The Opportunity

The Contractor is required to provide a service that supports the Council's business objective of empowering families with a disabled child and young disabled adults to be in control of the support that they receive.  This will be achieved by the provision of a service that will enable the following groups to establish and manage a direct payment:

 · Parents and carers of disabled children;

 · Parents and carers of children with special educational needs;

 · Young people aged 16-25 years of age with special educational needs; and

 · Young disabled people aged 16-25 years of age.

The service will support direct payment recipients with financial management, helping to ensure that payments are managed in such a way as to ensure that defined care needs are able to be purchased.  This will be achieved by the monitoring of expenditure by recipients to confirm that payments are being used appropriately. The service will help to minimise financial risk to the Council by alerting the Council to any unused or misused payments.

The Council has commissioned a pre-paid card provider to enable those in receipt of direct payment to pay for services using a pre-paid card instead of a bank account, and the contractor will support the transitioning of current bank accounts to a pre-paid card, as well as the setting up of new pre-paid card accounts for new direct payments.

Many direct payment users employ one or more personal assistants, and the contractor will provide support with recruitment and advise on aspects of employment law to help ensure that good employment practices are followed by the employer.

For more details, please ‘Register an Interest’ in this opportunity to access the full specification of this service.

 

Background

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

 

Expression of Interest and Tender Process

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

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

 

Indicative Procurement Timetable

 · Tender Workshop: 16 December 2015 (see ITT documentation for time and venue).

 · Deadline to submit requests for Requirement Clarification: 12:00 (noon) on 18 January 2016.

 · Deadline for Tender Responses: 12:00 (noon) on 25 January 2016.

 · Commencement of Tender Evaluation Period (including Tender Clarification): 25 January 2016.

 · Pre-Award Clarification Meeting: 8 February 2016.

 · Publication of Decision to Award: 19 February 2016.

 · Standstill Period: 10 Calendar Days.

 · Contract Award: 29 February 2016.

 · Issue Contract documentation for signature: After 29 February 2016.

 · Contract Commencement Date: To be agreed with the preferred contractor, but preferably 01 April 2016..

 

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.

 

SS16052 — Customer Feedback System

Kent County Council | Published October 18, 2016  -  Deadline November 14, 2016
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48000000, 48219300, 48445000

Kent County Council (KCC) is re-issuing this notice, after discussing with the market,(ref PIN 2016/S 060-100974) and re-addressing the financial modelling, relating to the the introduction of a Centralised Customer Feedback system, for use by staff to log feedback from our customers. The objective of this notice is to deliver a suitable solution that will interact with some legacy Customer Feedback Systems. KCC operates a number of Customer Management systems, but this system will be required to interrogate information generated by these internal systems, as well as collecting information directly from customers via a Web based front end and through staff in the Call Centre. The reporting needs to be as a standard system output, but also flexible enough to generate reporting as needed to satisfy a bespoke need. The system will provide a corporate solution via a single point of logging and tracking feedback and requests for information received from the public. This includes; Complaints, Compliments and Comments Local Ombudsman Complaints (LGO) Freedom of Information Requests Environmental Information Regulations Subject Access Requests/Data Protection Act The solution will allow the logging of feedback relating to Services, Staff or Policy which will take the form of Compliments, Comments or Complaints, Requests for Information and LGO complaints. The solution will provide an end to end process that will incorporate receipt through to final response/outcome. The solution provided will supply the reports to enable KCC to measure performance, identify trends and allow KCC to learn across all Directorates, what the customer is telling us. The Tender will close on the 14.11.2016 @ 10:00. References will be required and Tenderers should ensure that the Referee have been contacted, prior to them being sent a ‘Request for Information’. failure to have the information returned in the specified timescale may cause disqualification from the process. All documentation, that is requested must be returned with the ITT response. No clarifications will be allowed after 31.10.2016. The KBP can by located at: https://www.kentbusinessportal.org. uk Any enquires after registration on the Kent Business Portal should be via the ‘Discussions’ facility. A Suppliers guide is attached to the Qualification Questionnaire, to assist in registering on the KBP.

this contact may be accessed by any Public council within Kent plus the following organisations:

The Central Buying Consortium

Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation

North Eastern Purchasing Organisation

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation

Improvement and Efficiency South East

South West Centre of Excellence

Capital Ambition (London Assembly)

and all local authorities (e.g. Police, Fire and Rescue and Ambulance Services. National Health Service Trusts and Third Sector Organisations, located within these regions and stated on a named directory.

MBC1755 Cobtree Golf Course

Maidstone Borough Council | Published January 15, 2016  -  Deadline February 19, 2016
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Cobtree Manor Park

Golf Course & Leisure Hub PIN

Preliminary Market Consultation

Maidstone Borough Council, in association with the Cobtree Manor Estate Trust, is inviting expressions of interest for the services of an experienced operator to manage Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course and to demonstrate their ability to invest in a new commercial leisure and hospitality activities on the site, centred on a possible new or refurbished club complex (subject to planning approval).

At this stage the Council and Trust wish to undertake preliminary market consultations with suitably experiences operators of similar facilities

The Course offers a fine opportunity for an experienced golf/leisure operator to develop the business in the vibrant commercial centre of Kent and the county town of Maidstone with great potential for growth of associated new on-site leisure investments.  The property benefits from a prime location just off Junction 6 of the M20, and a resident catchment population of 178,000 within a 15-minute drive time.

Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course is a successful and well regarded 18 hole public pay and play golf course with a clubhouse, green keepers, and out buildings and is currently managed  under contract by My Time Active.  The Trust has benefited from the contract with a regular income stream and wishes to see a continuation of income from its land and it may also be prepared to make capital available to invest in future development in partnership with an operator, linked to an ongoing commercial return.

The Council and the Trust wish to attract a wider range of users in the future, and will support innovative proposals to increasing the offer.  These could be based on the core golf offer with the opportunity to attract new ancillary commercial leisure or amenity uses, while avoiding duplicating the current leisure provision in the area.

Accordingly, complete flexibility is available over the basis of future management arrangements, be that on a medium or long contract term and associated lease term for the land and buildings.

The Council welcomes written outline proposals with indicative financial models from interested companies on the best way to achieve its requirements and how these could effectively be delivered whilst gaining an insight into the market’s potential and capabilities.

 Interested companies have until 19th February 2016 at midday (12:00) to submit their written outline proposals via the Kent Business Portal.

Please note:

This is not the start of the procurement process.

  • It is an informal market engagement and information gathering exercise
  • A cross-section of companies who respond are likely to be invited to discuss their submission with the Council either in a meeting, via a teleconference call, or a visit to their premises
  • If, following the information exercise, the Council concludes that there is sufficient market interest it may then start a procurement process, conducted competitively probably by use of the OJEU Competitive procedure with negotiation. 
  • All interested suppliers will be notified of any resultant procurement process, even if they have not participated in the market engagement discussions.

For further information on Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course & Leisure Hub and how to register an interest please go to the Kent Business Portal: https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/procontract/portal.nsf/ quoting “Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course & Leisure Hub contract”.

Register Interest, then

Steps

Click:

·        “Finish”

·        “My Opportunities” (Top Right)

·        “Contract ID”

·        “View Stage Details”

·        “View Preliminary Market Consultation”

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SS14 92 — Kent Advocacy Hub for Adult Services.

Kent County Council | Published December 3, 2015
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SEAP
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Summary: the Opportunity Kent County Council wishes to create an Advocacy Hub for adults in Kent. The primary role of the Hub will be to meet all statutory requirements on the Council for the provision of independent advocacy under the terms of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Mental Health Act 2007, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014, and across all categories of need, including young people in transition to adult services. The hub will also be expected to provide non statutory Community Advocacy and Peer Advocacy to adults across all categories of need, including, but not exclusive to, adults with dementia, mental health needs, autistic spectrum conditions, and physical and sensory impairments. The only exception is Learning Disability Community Advocacy which is out of scope of this contract at the time of going out to tender, as there is already an existing county-wide Learning Disability Advocacy contract in place. Kent County Council reserves the right to include this provision within this contract, at a later stage within the duration of this contract, if all parties are in agreement. The Advocacy Hub will also be required to provide leadership in respect of wider advocacy matters across the area working in partnership with the voluntary and community sector (VCS) and advise providers to ensure that the concept of advocacy is understood and that support is available to all citizens who may have genuine difficulty articulating or negotiating their needs and personal goals. Demand projection presents particular challenges; the application of new Care Act requirements is likely to be gradual but progressive whilst at national and local level efforts are currently being made to gauge the full impact of recent Supreme Court judgements on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications and Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) workloads. The Provider will be required to adopt lean and flexible working practices in order to maximise service reach within the approved financial envelope over the 3-5 year duration of this contract. The scope of advocacy within this opportunity will include: — Statutory advocacy: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy and Relevant Person's Representative; Independent Mental Health advocacy; Care Act Independent Advocacy and Health Complaints Advocacy; and — Community advocacy: Specialist advocacy for people with particular support or communication needs due to disability, frailty or other vulnerability. The type of advocacy used should depend on what is best suited for the person who seeks it, rather than belonging to a particular client category; and — Peer Advocacy: Peer advocacy gives the opportunity for people trained in advocacy who share the same experiences or use the same services to help people who have difficulty making their views known to develop the skills to speak up for themselves, or if required to speak up for others in a similar situation to themselves. The financial envelope to deliver this opportunity across all types of advocacy provision and all categories of need is 1 490 000 GBP. The contract term will be for a period of 3 years, with an option to extend the contract by a further 24 months. 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. Kent County Council has made a decision to address all statutory independent advocacy requirements through a single contract to procure a service to be known as the Kent Advocacy Hub for Adults which will provide a single gateway for the appointment of independent advocates under the Mental Capacity Act, the Mental Health Act, the Health and Social Care Act and the Care Act, as well as community and peer advocacy for all except those people with a learning disability at this time. The Hub will support the ‘no wrong door’ principle to ensure all referrals for advocacy are appropriately dealt with, and where the needs of the person cannot be met through advocacy, the referrer is appropriately signposted. This decision takes into account national guidance, extensive stakeholder and public co-production and follows consideration by the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee. The contract terms will enable the successful provider, with agreement from the Council, to sub-contract specific elements of the service but within the context of a single service infrastructure which will deliver a uniform process for the receipt, management and monitoring of advocacy referrals; provide economies of scale and support investment in good quality publicity, training and data management systems. The Advocacy Hub will also be required to provide wider social value in the form of leadership on advocacy matters across the voluntary and community sector and by attracting inward investment to develop the Advocacy offer, to strengthen its independence, sustainability, diversity and reach and providing opportunities for volunteering and skill development. Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation. Expression of Interest and Tender Process Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you've received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest. You will then be emailed an Invitation to submit Tender (ITT). Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert. Indicative Procurement Timetable Expression of Interest and Invitation to Tender 3 Sept - 5 Oct Evaluation Process Oct 2015 Contract Award Nov 2015 Mobilisation Dec 2015 - March 2016 (inclusive) Contract Start 1.4.2016. 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.