Commercial Services | Published December 27, 2014 - Deadline February 23, 2015
Commercial Services is one of the largest trading organisations of its kind in the UK with a turnover currently in excess of 600 m GBP pa and employing over 800 people from its base in Kent. With its Schools Supplies Division set up nearly 70 years ago by Kent County Council, it has grown organically since then 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 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 over 1bn GBP on goods and services and a population of 1.3 m. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils.
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 Pulp-board.