Published date: 29 November 2021

This notice was replaced on 29 November 2021

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Opportunity (published 29 November 2021, last edited 20 January 2022)

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Contract summary

Industry

  • Washing and dry-cleaning services - 98310000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract

£0.10 to £5,000,000

Procurement reference

KENTPS001-DN583373-27934663

Published date

29 November 2021

Closing date

21 January 2022

Closing time

3pm

Contract start date

1 March 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


Description

KCS Procurement Services, acting for and on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC), a Professional Buying Organisation (PBO), wish to create a national, user friendly, time and cost-effective Framework Agreement for the supply of Laundry Services. This will be a multi-Supplier framework.

The Framework Agreement will be split into 2 LOTs:

LOT 1 - General Laundry Services

This LOT is for the supply of General Laundry Services, processing (wash and finish), collection and redelivery of hired/owned linen, repairs and alterations and RFID tagging. This would include the following but is not limited to:

• Clean linen (collection and return)
• Patient linen (collection and return)
• Used, soiled and fouled linen (collection and return)
• Infectious linen (collection and return)
• Used uniforms (collection and return)
• Repairs and alterations to linen and uniforms
• Return to sender Service/ linen rental
• Barcoding/RFID tagging for stock control

Associated Services may extend beyond the indicative requirements above and may include, but not be limited to, a fully managed linen Service or an express turn around Service (within 48 hours return from collection)

LOT 2 - Specialist Laundry Services

This LOT is for the supply of Specialist Laundry Services, this would include the following but is not limited to:

• Theatre linen (collection and return)
• Reusable surgical packs including drapes and gowns (collection and return)
• Cleanroom laundry Services
• Barcoding/RFID tagging for stock control

Associated Services may extend beyond the indicative requirements above and may include, but not be limited to, a fully managed linen Service or an express turn around Service (within 48 hours return from collection)


More information

Additional text

To gain access and complete the necessary documents please follow the instruction below



Visit - WWW.Kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Select - Opportunities

Select Organisation - Commercial Services

Select the opportunity appropriate to you from the list provided

Express interest - you may need to register first

Once successful expression is completed you can access and complete the requirements in two ways

1 - when you register you will receive a successful registration email, this also contains an link taking you direct to the opportunity

2 - when you log in to proactis go to my activities, select commercial services and you will be presented with the opportunity.

Following the instruction from herein
All public bodies will have access to this Framework Agreement with the agreement of the Contracting Authority. Those organisations who may wish to access this Framework Agreement will be members, Affiliates and associates of the CBC Group, local government authorities, the police Service, the fire Service, the NHS and NHS trusts, housing associations, third sector organisations, academic centres (including Academies), free schools, publicly funded organisations and publicly owned private companies, operating within the geographic boundaries of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man.

The Framework Agreement will also be open for use by all other local authorities and public sector bodies. Please see tender document for full listing


How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer

Contact name

Tamara Stevens

Address

Head Office, 1 Abbey Wood Group, Kings Hill
Kings Hill
West Malling
ME19 4YT
United Kingdom

Telephone

07857665598

Email

csgprocurement@csltd.org.uk

Website

http://www.commercialservices.org.uk