Issue details

16/00073 - NEET Service Contract Award

The procurement plan and process for the new contract were approved at Strategic        Commissioning Board on the 10th May 2016.     


As this sector is relatively immature to competitive tendering, the Light Touch tendering             procedure was used with the tender procedure advertised and managed using the Kent       Business Portal.

Below is a timetable of the process completed:




Advert and ITT Documentation issued on the Kent Business Portal

Friday 29 July 2016.

Provider Tender workshop

Monday 8 August 2016.

Deadline to submit requests for clarification via the ProContract Discussion facility

12:00 (noon) on Monday 15 August 2016.

Deadline for Tender Responses

12:00 (noon) on Friday 19 August 2016.

Commencement of Tender Evaluation Period (including Post-Tender Clarification) including

Friday 19 August 2016 to Tuesday 30 August 2016.

Pre-Award Clarification Meeting

Friday 2 September 2016

Publication of Decision to Award

Week commencing Monday 5 September 2016

Contract Award

Week commencing Monday 3 October 2016.

10 day Standstill period

Thursday 6 October 2016 – Monday 17 October 2016.

Issue Contract documentation for signature

31 October 2016.

Contract Commencement Date

1 December 2016


A total of 48 expressions of interest were received.


Decision type: Non-key - Low

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/09/2016

Contact: Helen Cook, Senior Commissioner 03000410519 and 03000 415975 Tel: 07740183733.


The Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee will consider the proposed decision at its meeting on 22 September 2016.

Financial implications: Helen Cook Commissioning Manager Early Help 03000 415975 Stuart Collins Director Early Help and Preventative Services 03000410519

Legal implications: 16/00073


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