Learning Disability Training for Staff – Kent County Council

Learning Disability Training for Staff – Kent County Council

Kent County Council will shortly be inviting tenders for the delivery of training to support frontline Health Improvement Workers to adapt their service for clients with Learning Disabilities.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health services

2014/S 233-411127

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 7515068446
E-mail: kelly.roberts@kent.gov.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/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:

Learning Disability training for staff engaged in Health Improvement services.

II.2)Type of contract


II.3)Short description of the specific contract:

Kent County Council will shortly be inviting tenders for the delivery of training to support frontline Health Improvement Workers to adapt their service for clients with Learning Disabilities.
Public Health is seeking a service to provide expert training and supervision to Kent’s wider Health Improvement workforce to enable them to host a range of improving health activity groups, including:
— Weight management groups;
— Electronic games console based fitness groups;
— Gym groups;
— Swimming groups.
The improving health activity groups will be targeted towards people who have a learning disability across Kent and will have a focus on achieving goal based outcomes. The provider will also be responsible for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of these new groups.
It is expected that the successful provider will commence their training service on 2.1.2015 and that the training will be delivered during the period 2.1.2015 to 31.3.2015. Impact evaluation and supervision will be required over a period of 6 months from 2.1.2015 to 30.6.2015.
This opportunity will be run via the Council’s Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System. Organisations that wish to tender for this opportunity will be required too successfully apply to be part of the Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System no later than the 15.12.2014.

Advert link: https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_opportunity?openForm&opp_id=OPP-HIS-9P7H-VMZCSE&contract_id=CONTRACT-9P7C-VYG25K&org_id=ORG-KENT-8YKEYH&from=

II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 80561000, 85000000

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

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

15.12.2014 – 23:00

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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Additional information:

People who have a learning disability often find it hard to access health improvement services and information because of a range of barriers. These can include, communication, failure to make reasonable adjustments and producing accessible information.
Because of these barriers, people with a learning disability need greater support to be able to live a healthy life. A learning disability public health workshop was held in June 2014 to understand which services were available for people with learning disabilities in Kent. Professionals from Kent learning disability services were invited to present on a range of areas including health promotion. It was ascertained that although a range of activities are provided, delivery and access is limited due to staffing constraints, equipment/resource availability and staff individual approach.
The Kent Health Inequalities Action Plan 2012 stated, ‘by 2015, there would be a focus on public health lifestyle interventions by targeting improvements in accessing services and promotion of healthy diet and exercise to reduce obesity. This proposal to facilitate an increase in Health activities forms part of Kent’s Learning Disability Needs Assessment and Kent’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

VI.2)Date of dispatch of this notice: