Management Consultancy Services for Kent County Council

Management Consultancy Services for Kent County Council

KCC now wishes to appoint a single Strategic Transformation Partner to support the next phase of the Council’s transformation programme.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Business development consultancy services

2014/S 238-419247

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Danny Lee
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000416382
E-mail: danny.lee@kent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

SS1464 — Strategic Transformation Partner.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services

NUTS code UKJ

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Opportunity
Like local authorities across the UK, KCC is under continued pressure to further reduce the costs of delivering services to our residents. GBP 440 000 000 of savings have already been achieved since 2008, however the pressure continues and the Council is now focused upon achieving at least an additional GBP 207 000 000 of savings by 2017/18. It is widely recognised that this will not be an easy target to achieve, and will require significant further service transformation balanced with the responsibilities of looking after Kent’s people and place.
The Council has used the expertise and additional capacity provided by several external organisations to deliver the savings realised to date. Transferring skills from these consultants to KCC staff has started, to ensure that our need for external support reduces over time, however given the scale and complexity of savings still to be achieved, we expect additional capacity and expertise to continue to be required for at least the next 2 years.
As such, KCC now wishes to appoint a single Strategic Transformation Partner to support the next phase of the Council’s transformation programme. In the first instance this will focus particularly on implementing the changes from service review and design work recently undertaken in our Adults change portfolio, and ensuring that savings are realised as a result. As the relationship develops we expect the Strategic Transformation Partner to support transformation activity taking place more widely across the rest of the Council. Skills transfer is one of the highest priorities of this appointment, and as such KCC will be looking for an organisation which can work in genuine partnership with our staff, transferring knowledge, skills and methodologies to build the capability and capacity of our workforce.
Background
Kent County Council (the council) is one of the largest county council in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over GBP 900 000 000 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.
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 complete a pre qualification questionnaire. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert.
Indicative Procurement Timetable
Proposed Date(s)
OJEU Notice and PQQ available via portal — 5.12.2014,
PQQ Deadline for clarification questions — 12:00 noon on 29.12.2014,
PQQ Deadline for submissions — 12:00 noon 5.1.2015,
Issue Invitation to Tender to successful PQQ applicants — 12.1.2015,
Invitation to Tender (ITT) deadline for clarification questions — 5.2.2015,
Invitation to Tender (ITT) deadline for submissions — 12.2.2015,
Contract Start Date — 1.4.2015.
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.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100, 73200000, 79400000, 79000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The contract period is for 24 months. There is a potential for a 24 months extension following the initial contract period that will be awarded at the council’s discretion.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Full details of the requirements can be found within he tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Full details of the requirements can be found within he tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SS1464

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.1.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

5.12.2014

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