Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System

Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System

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.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health and social work services

2014/S 188-332607

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
Kent County Council, County Hall
For the attention of: Mrs Kelly Roberts
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
Telephone: +44 7515068446

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Address of the buyer profile:

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 — Postural Stability.

II.2)Type of contract


II.3)Short description of the specific contract:

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. The DPS will remain open for new providers to join at any time. Organisations who wish to be considered to tender for this Postural Stability opportunity must have submitted their stage 1 questionnaire no later than the 13.10.2014 at 12:00. Short Description of the Specific Contract Kent County Council will shortly be inviting tenders for up to 40 contracts to deliver evidence based community postural stability programmes in Kent. Each programme will be 36 weeks in duration and 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. Additional information Kent has an aging population and over the next five 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. Evidence shows one in three over-65s can expect to suffer a fall in a year and when this happens the consequences can be devastating for the individual and society. When older people suffer a fall, this could lead to a fracture, a lengthy hospital stay, an earlier than normal admission to a residential care home, reduced mobility and loss of independence. Furthermore, falls and fractures put huge pressure on the NHS, costing an estimated 2 300 000 000 GBP a year. There is a need to focus on preventative and early measures through joint working. 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. Postural stability classes over a course of 36 weeks will provide muscle strength training, flexibility and balance. The classes also include regular health talks in a sociable atmosphere which in turn helps to reduce isolation and sedentary behaviour which can cause loneliness in older people. Formal referrals into the service will be from health and social care professionals to target ambulant, frail, older people with a history and/or high risk of frequent falls. Further information about accredited FaME/Otago programmes and details of how to qualify as an instructor can be found at:

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:
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

13.10.2014 – 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: