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The Kent County Council will be publishing a tender for Weed Control services in the west of the County later this year. The contract will be split into three lots each covering two districts. The Authority would like to engage with suppliers on our ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Kent County Council
County Hall
Maidstone
ME14 1XQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Jamie Brooks
Telephone: +44 3000419430
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKJ46

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.kent.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.kent.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: local government

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

SS17035 Weed Control Services.

Reference number: DN293499
II.1.2)Main CPV code
77312000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Kent County Council will be publishing a tender for Weed Control services in the west of the County later this year. The contract will be split into three lots each covering two districts. The Authority would like to engage with suppliers on our proposed approach to determine appropriateness and to consider inclusion of any positive feedback in our proposed contract documentation/approach or specification. Additional topics for discussion will include our specification, levels of reporting, possible innovation and deployment of new technology. We will also be canvassing suppliers to gain a market view around preferred types/structure of contracts for the future, this list is not exhaustive and an agenda will be made available. Should there be insufficient interest to justify a face to face meeting the Council will circulate a questionnaire to interested bidders. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please contact

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77312000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ46
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The districts included in this tender are as follows:

Lot 1 - Dartford and Gravesham.

Lot 2 - Sevenoaks and Tonbridge and Malling.

Lot 3 - Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77312000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ46
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The districts included in this tender are as follows:

Lot 1 - Dartford and Gravesham.

Lot 2 - Sevenoaks and Tonbridge and Malling.

Lot 3 - Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77312000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ46
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The districts included in this tender are as follows:

Lot 1 - Dartford and Gravesham.

Lot 2 - Sevenoaks and Tonbridge and Malling.

Lot 3 - Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
15/11/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Please note that this PIN will run until 11.9.2017. Market engagement sessions will take place between 18.9.2017 and 29.9.2017 in either Maidstone, Aylesford or Ashford. Further information will be made available to interested providers.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
17/08/2017