Technology Enabled Care Build and Test
Kent County Council
Published date: 23 September 2021
Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

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Contract summary
• Health and social work services – 85000000
Location of contract
Value of contract
£0 to £675,000
Procurement reference
Published date
23 September 2021
Closing date
12 November 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
21 February 2022
Contract end date
20 February 2023
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Restricted procedure
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Kent County Council are looking to commission a provider to support a build and test pilot for Technology Enabled Care.

Making a Difference Every Day’ is KCC’s innovative approach for Adult Social Care. We are taking a bold, exciting approach so that together we can drive consistent, high quality, person-centred and innovative support to those that need it. Technology Enables Care is key to the success of this new approach and is critical to the Authority’s vision for the social care and health landscape in Kent to harness the positive impact digital technology can have to enable independent living and optimise a person’s outcomes whilst reducing the demand for care and support.

For a period of 12 months, the build and test model will operate across a proposed three of KCC’s 12 districts. The learning and data captured will help inform a Kent wide digital solution.

Using a restricted procedure, KCC is seeking to appoint an agnostic technology provider where different types of technology can best test with real life assessments. The chosen provider will be required to collate data and work with a network of internal Digital Facilitators and Digital Champions to build a specification that will be used to inform sourcing a longer-term solution.

In the first instance Providers interested in this opportunity review the enclosed Specification and if appropriate should express their interest via the Kent Business Portal by 12th November 2021. KCC is particularly interested in those Providers who can demonstrate their experience with supporting other Local Authorities.

Our current timeline is as follows:

Call for Competition and SSQ issued to suppliers 23rd September 2021
Deadline for suppliers’ questions 10th November 2021
KCC response to suppliers’ questions 11th November 2021
SSQ returned by suppliers 12 November 2021
Evaluation and tender list approval 24th November 2021
ITT dispatch 25th November 2021
Tender return 6th January 2021
Tender evaluation and clarification 26th January 2022
Complete evaluation report 27th January 2022
Issue award letter 3rd February 2022
Standstill period complete 17th February 2022
Contract award 18th February 2022
Start on Site 21st February 2022
Anticipated contract duration – 1 year 20th February 2023

Please express your interest in this opportunity on the Kent Business Portal. Interested Providers are also asked to direct any questions via the Portal.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Craig Merchant
County Hall
ME14 1XQ
+44 3000416475


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