Urban Grass, Shrubs, Hedges and Rose Bed Maintenance
Kent County Council

Published date: 29 June 2020

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Contract summary

•    Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services – 77000000
Location of contract
South East
Value of contract
Published date
29 June 2020
Closing date
29 July 2020
Contract start date
01 February 2021
Contract end date
31 January 2026
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Kent County Council (the Client) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over £1bn on goods and services and a population of 1.5m. The Client provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 309 parish/town councils.

The Client consists of three operational directorates (Adult Social Care & Health, Children, Young People & Education; and Growth, Environment & Transport) and one service directorate (Strategic and Corporate Services). This requirement is for Highway Urban grass, Shrub and Hedge Maintenance Services within the Growth, Environment and Transport (GET) Directorate.

The Contractor will be responsible for programmed works and additional ad-hoc provision. The main service areas comprise of urban grass, shrub and hedge cutting to contribute to visual amenity and keep roads and pavements clear of vegetation for safe passage of highway users. The main activities required under this contract consist of the following:

Six Programmed Urban Grass Cutting visits
One Shrub bed maintenance visit
One Hedge maintenance visit
Conservation Verge and Wildflower programmed maintenance visits
Other programmed activities
Ad-hoc works

Further details of the potential services required throughout the duration of the contract can be found under the draft specification schedule.

The Client is seeking a Contractor to provide the service detailed above across the following District/Borough’s (Lot 1 West Kent):

Tonbridge & Malling
Tunbridge Wells 
The Client is seeking a Contractor to provide the service detailed above across the following District/Borough’s (Lot 2 East Kent):


About the buyer

Contact name
Rob Clark
County Hall
ME14 1XQ
United Kingdom
+44 3000415951

Other information


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

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Closing date: 29 July 2020