corporate Information

Payment performance statistics

Commercial Services publishes the following information on the payment of invoices within 30 days on an annual basis in relation to regulation 113 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015:

Pay performance

Financial Year Proportion of valid and undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113 Amount of interest paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113 Total amount of interest that the contracting authority was liable to pay (Whether or not paid, whether statutory or otherwise), due to a breach of Regulation 113
2015/16 91% £555 -
2016/17 93% £321 -
2017/18 97% £98 £1,388
2018/19 94% £728 £5,601

Last modified 26 April 2019

Anti-slavery statement

This statement is made on behalf of Commercial Services pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the 'Act'), and constitutes our organisations slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2019.

Our business and structure

Commercial Services is a supplier and broker of products in the UK. Its is pre-eminent in Education Supplies (Kent County Supplies), Energy (LASER and Lumina), Recruitment (Connect2staff and Connect2Kent) plus selected Operational Services markets, providing a wide range of products and services to both public and private sector customers.

Commercial Services is a trading style of both Commercial Services Trading Ltd (Reg No 5858178) and Commercial Services Kent Ltd (Reg No 5858177) wholly owned by Kent County Council.

Our supply chains

We expect our suppliers and contractors to demonstrate a zero tolerance approach to exploitation. To this end we have inserted a clause into our contracts requiring that they comply with the provisions of the Act and granting us the right to terminate in the event of their failure.

Taking action

As part of our procurement process, we will only engage with suppliers and contractors who confirm their compliance with the Act. We have adapted our existing corporate policies to incorporate modern slavery and human trafficking issues including our Whistleblowing policy which allows employees to report any concerns confidentially.

Gender Pay Report

Under new legislation, Commercial Services (Kent Limited) are obliged to publish gender pay information in a manner that is accessible to the public. The first year of reporting is based on data as at 5 April 2017 and is available here:

Commercial Services (Kent Limited) Gender Pay Report as at 5 April 2017