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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Kent County Council
For the attention of: Mr Danny Lee
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
Telephone: +44 3000416382
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
NUTS code UKJ
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
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.
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
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)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
(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
Full details of the requirements can be found within he tender documentation.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: