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Parcel Delivery Service.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Kent County Council t/a KCS
Head Office, 1 Abbey Wood Group, Kings Hill
For the attention of: Mr Ian Day
ME19 4YT West Malling
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1622236697

Further information can be obtained from: KCS
1 Abbey Wood Road, Kings Hill
MR19 4YT West Malling
United Kingdom

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
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Parcel Delivery Service.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
South East England.

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
KCS is seeking expressions of interest from parcel delivery organisations to assist in the delivery of its stock goods to its broad base of customers throughout the UK. Currently the greater percentage of deliveries are in the South of England but outside Kent and East Sussex, there are plans to expand distribution on a more national footing. The service requirement is for next day delivery from our warehouse based in Aylesford, Kent. The goods to be delivered are in the main; office and school supplies that have no restrictions and vary in size from small ‘jiffy’ size bags to pallet lots and on occasion may incorporate a small percentage of ADR regulated goods to same delivery points. Interested parties should email giving full contact details.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
Commercial Services is 1 of the largest trading organisations of its kind in Europe with a turnover in excess of 600 000 GBP and employing over 700 people from its base in Kent. Tracing its roots back to 1902, as an education stores department for Kent County Council, Commercial Services has subsequently grown organically to supply an ever-increasing range of best value goods and services to other publicly funded organisations. These include local government, education establishments, the care sector and the emergency services.
KCS is a trading unit of Commercial Services and provides a purchasing, warehousing and distribution service to a wide ranging customer base within local government and associated public bodies in Kent, neighbouring counties and across the UK.
Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of 3 500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of circa. 1 000 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1 500 000. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: