Public Health Champions Programme Kent

Public Health Champions Programme Kent

Public Health DPS Opportunity – Kent and Medway Public Health Champions Programme.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health and social work services

2017/S 095-188030

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: Miss Ima Orosei
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000412548

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 – Kent and Medway Public Health Champions Programme.

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 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over 900 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1.3m.
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 one cohort of the Kent and Medway Public Health Champions Programme from September 2017 to September 2018. The cohort will consist of 35 Kent County Council and Medway Council employees including the wider local Kent and Medway Public Health workforce and are recruited by Kent County Council.
The programme should consist of:

Taught days with the opportunity for offering evening sessions and webinars for those who cannot attend during the day. The taught sessions should be delivered through a range of delivery styles, blended learning approaches and supported by a web based remote learning system.

A minimum of 200 notional hours of learning. Of which, a minimum of 40 hours must be good quality academic direction in a classroom type setting, the remaining 160 hours will be inclusive of practical learning opportunities and independent study.

Accreditation by a recognised UK Higher Education Establishment at a minimum of 20 CATS points (or 10 ECTS credits). An option for accreditation at different levels may be included. The total accreditation available could be 60 CATS points (or 30 ECTS credits).

Content that covers:

The Public Health Landscape — including political element

Study Skills

Learning and Learning Styles

Use of Variety of Teaching Styles (ie; group work/presentation skills)

Social Networking and Behaviour Change

Leadership and Advocacy Skills

Epidemiology and Data

Budgeting and Funding

Writing a Business Case

Commissioning Services

Evaluation and Service Review

Public Health Topics

Tackling Health Inequalities

The necessary support to candidates such as guidance with assessment and a web based system to support distance learning.
The programme must be delivered by competent and trained staff able to undertake the activities for which they are recruited and assigned.
Additional information
The Kent and Medway Public Health Champions programme has been running since 2007 and there are approximately 200 ‘accredited’ Public Health Champions.
There is also a Public Health Champions Network consisting of all Public Health Champions. They are able to attend two CPD sessions yearly (one incorporates a ‘Celebration Event’) and also access a LinkedIn Group. The Network enables continued learning and a forum for the sharing of best practice and is co-ordinated and run by previous and current Public Health Champions in liaison with the KCC and the successful provider.
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 UKPHR Programmes, 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 noon on Tuesday 30.5.2017.
— 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 mid-June 2017).
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 (date to be confirmed but by mid-June 2017).
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 or contact the Care Procurement team via and we will endeavour to assist you with any issues.

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

30.5.2017 – 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:



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