Health Checks for Kent County Council

Health Checks for Kent County Council

Kent County Council will be inviting tenders for a 12-month contract to increase uptake of NHS Health Checks in areas of greatest deprivation in Kent.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health and social work services

2015/S 147-269962

Simplified contract notice on a dynamic purchasing system

This notice is covered by: Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mrs Kelly Roberts
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
Telephone: +44 3000416617

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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/entities

The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:

Health Checks.

II.2)Type of contract


II.3)Short description of the specific contract:

Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3 500 km². It has an annual expenditure of over 900 000 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 council’s seven clinical commissioning groups and 289 parish/town councils.
The Council has a statutory responsibility for Public Health and procures a number of services, which aim to improve the health of the population and reduce health inequalities across the county.
The Opportunity
Kent County Council (KCC) will be inviting tenders for a 12-month contract to increase uptake of NHS Health Checks in areas of greatest deprivation in Kent. This will be conducted as a mini-competition through the Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System.
The contract will run from 1.10.2015-30.9.2015. The maximum contract value is 45 000 GBP.
The contractor will be required to:
— Increase uptake of NHS Health Checks in areas of greatest deprivation across Kent
— Apply innovative techniques and methods to motivating people to have an NHS Health Check if they are eligible
— Evaluate the effectiveness of the methods or intervention and contribute to the wider evidence base on how to increase uptake of NHS Health Checks
— Demonstrate added value, including increased social value, associated with delivery of the contract.
— Work collaboratively with other commissioned service providers to undertake NHS Health Checks.
Expression of Interest and Tender Process
In relation to Kent County Council’s Public Health DPS notice number: 323771-2014 The Council has up a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Public Health Services to allow the Council to buy Public Health Services from a list of approved providers who meet a certain minimum standards and agree to a common set of contractual terms Approved providers will then be able to bid for the Council’s contracts to deliver Public Health Services.
Should you wish to tender for this opportunity, you must apply to be part of the Public Health Services DPS, applications to be included in this tender opportunity must be submitted to the DPS no later than 12.8.2015. When expressing an interest in the opportunity, you will then be emailed an invitation to submit a Questionnaire to be added to the DPS.
If you have already been successfully admitted to the Public Health Services DPS, you will automatically be sent a copy of the tender documentation when published after the 13.8.2015.
You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a Questionnaire to be added to the DPS. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert.
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.

II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85000000, 85300000

II.5)Quantity or scope of the specific contract:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedureOpen
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity:

IV.2.2)Previous publication (Contract Notice) providing more information about the dynamic purchasing system

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 183-323771 of 24.9.2014

IV.2.3)Time limit for submission of indicative tenders for the specific contract

12.8.2015 – 23:30

IV.2.4)Language(s) in which tenders may be drawn up


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Additional information:

The NHS Health Check programme is a national cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment programme that became a mandated responsibility for the NHS in 2012. More information about the NHS Health Checks programme can be found at

VI.2)Date of dispatch of this notice: