Theory of Change and Logic Modelling – Dynamic Purchasing System

Theory of Change and Logic Modelling – Dynamic Purchasing System

We require an academic provider with credible experience of action-learning facilitation, evaluation and public health to: Identify the high level assumptions and expectations of MECC that senior stakeholders hold.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health and social work services

2018/S 002-002478

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
ME14 1XQ
For the attention of: Mrs Kelly Roberts
County Road Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7515068446

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Public Health DPS: Theory of Change and Logic Modelling

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 900 000 000 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 (KCC) is acting on behalf of the Academy of Public Health (AofPH) to commission a programme of work to upskill individuals working on the “Making Every Contact Count” (MECC) programmes in theory of change and logic modelling to help plan and evaluate their MECC programmes. To this end we require an academic provider with credible experience of action-learning facilitation, evaluation and public health to:
— Identify the high level assumptions and expectations of MECC that senior stakeholders hold;
— Recruit, establish and facilitate an Action Learning Set (ALS) of 8-12 individuals responsible for planning, commissioning or delivering MECC programmes from across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex;
— Critically review the evidence base and gaps for the assumptions identified by providing training on finding the evidence, critical appraisal and supporting ALS participants to apply training,
— provide training on theory of change and logic modelling and work with ALS participants to apply knowledge over subsequent ALS and,
— undertake a formative and summative evaluation of project approach and objectives.
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 opportunity, 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 Wednesday 17.1.2018,
— 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.
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 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:

SS 13 164

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

17.1.2018 – 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:



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