United Kingdom - Maidstone: Health and social work services

Organisation text: 
Kent County Council
Main activities: 
General public services
Prior information notice
Type of contract: 
Bid type: 
Not applicable
Awarding procedure: 
Not applicable
Award criteria: 
Not applicable
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Tender cycle: 
Tender ID: 
2016/S 242-442274

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority


Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Ms Rebecca Sackey
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000418442
E-mail: rebecca.sackey@kent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.kent.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Ms Rebecca Sackey
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000418442
E-mail: rebecca.sackey@kent.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.kent.gov.uk


Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority


Main activity
General public services


Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)


Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
SS16054 Independent Fostering (Provider Framework).


Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services

NUTS code UKJ4


Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no


Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Future Commissioning Arrangements for External Fostering Placements — Market Engagement Event Kent County Council (KCC) and Medway Council would like to invite organisations who are interested in delivering external fostering placements for children and young people up to 18 years across the county of Kent, and Medway, to participate in a Market Engagement Event. The Councils are committed to working together to improve placement choice, quality and sustainable outcomes for our children in care. The aim of the event is to discuss the future demand and needs of our children in care population, and to explore how future commissioning arrangements can best meet these requirements. Interested providers are invited to attend a morning Market Engagement Event on Tuesday 10.1.2017 where they will have an opportunity to discuss their ideas, views and suggestions directly with commissioners. The event will be held in Chatham, but further information including venue details and timings will be sent once we have received an expression of interest regarding attendance. If you wish to express an interest in attending the above event please confirm via email to CICCommissioning@kent.gov.uk Please ensure you provide the following information: — Name of Organisation — Full address details — Name of participant(s) — Email address(es) — Contact phone numbers Places at the event are limited and will be restricted to two people per organisation to ensure a wide range of views are heard. Request for places at the event must be received by 17:00 on 6.1.2017 at the latest. Please Note: The Market Engagement Event is prior to the end date of the PIN. Thank you.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 0 GBP


Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)



Scheduled date for start of award procedures


Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information


Conditions relating to the contract


Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:


Conditions for participation


Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information


Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no


Additional information:


Information on general regulatory framework


Date of dispatch of this notice:
Low Value Tender: