Postural Stability Classes – Dynamic Purchasing System

Postural Stability Classes – Dynamic Purchasing System

Kent County Council will shortly be inviting tenders to deliver evidence based community Postural Stability programmes in west and North Kent. 

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health and social work services

2018/S 143-328316

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
Contact point(s): Laura Bush
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000411239

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:

Public Health DPS Opportunity — Postural Stability classes

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 km 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 contract opportunity
Kent County Council will shortly be inviting tenders to deliver evidence based community Postural Stability programmes in west and North Kent. Final areas will depend on the number of clients looking to participate in each area. Each programme will be 36 weeks in duration and will start in September 2018. The programme will deliver strengthening and fall prevention exercise classes for people aged 65 or above who are most at risk of a fall. Each postural stability programme must be delivered by qualified postural stability instructors that have been accredited to deliver the full FaME / Otago exercise programmes.
The total contract value for each lot will be 9 000 GBP excluding transport costs.
Additional information — Kent has an ageing population and over the next 5 years it is anticipated that the population over 65 years will increase by at least 15% (and by more than 20% for those aged over 85 years). Falls are a significant public health issue, particularly among adults aged 65 or older and those aged 50-64 years who are judged by a clinician to be at higher risk of falling due to an underlying condition. A lot of falls can be prevented if at risk individuals are identified after the first fall, with interventions in place to prevent a second fall. Having in place a system that focuses on “multidisciplinary, multifactorial, health/environmental risk factor screening/intervention programs” such as postural stability are likely to be beneficial with a falls risk reduction of 20% according to the Cochrane Review on Falls Prevention.

Further information about accredited FaME / Otago programmes and details of how to qualify as an instructor can be found at:

Tendering Process
How to bid for the tender opportunity
Kent County Council’s currently runs a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Public Health Services (notice number: 323771-2014) 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.
Only providers who are currently on the Public DPS can receive the tender documentation for the Postural Stability Classes, so if you wish to tender for the opportunity then you must apply and be accepted onto the DPS.
How to join the DPS
Prospective providers who wish to join DPS, must go to the Kent Business portal contract opportunity page by clicking the below link and express an interest in the SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System

— A link to the DPS application will be sent via email which you must complete and submit via the Kent Business portal no later than 12:00 on Wednesday 8.8.2018,
— Submitted DPS applications will be assessed and prospective providers will be notified if they have successful joined the DPS,
— If successful in joining the DPS, prospective providers will automatically be sent a copy of the tender documentation when published (date to be confirmed but by end of June 2018).
Already on the DPS
Please note that there is no need to reapply to join the DPS if your organisation is already been successfully admitted to the Public Health Services DPS because you will automatically receive the tender documentation when published.
Already expressed an interest but did not submit a DPS application
Please note that if your organisation has previously expressed an interest in joining the DPS but did not submit a DPS application then please just log into your Kent Business portal supplier account and locate the contract number SS 13 164 Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System to retrieve the application form.
Guidance on how to use the Kent Business portal
If your organisation is having any issues then please use the guidance document titled Kent Business Portal –Supplier guidance which can be found on the supplier page on the portal.

II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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:

SS13 164

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

8.8.2018 – 12:00
IV.2.4)Language(s) in which tenders may be drawn up

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Additional information:

VI.2)Date of dispatch of this notice: