Managed Services for Business Solutions
Framework Number: Y16018
Framework Period 26 September 2016 - 25 September 2020
Contract Arranged by KCS
OJEU Contract Notice: OJEU Notice Y16018
OJEU Award Notice: Managed Service OJEU Award
Last Updated: 28 January 2020
In accordance with best procurement practice, EU and UK Procurement Directives and Regulations, Kent County Council via KCS Professional Services and on behalf of the Central Buying Consortium (CBC) have created a framework agreement for the provision of Managed Services for business solutions.
‘Managed service’ is the practice of outsourcing day-to-day management responsibilities and functions as a strategic method for transforming and improving business processes and cutting operating costs.
What are the benefits of using this framework?
- Users can re-open competition within the framework, removing the need to conduct a full tender exercise or lengthy supplier evaluation each time they have a managed service requirement, saving time and costs associated with procurement exercises.
- This framework is fully compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
- Terms & conditions are established to underpin the framework.
- The framework will be managed and monitored by KCS Professional Services (acting for Kent County Council) on behalf of our users and your views and requirements will be taken into account when reviewing and developing the contract.
- The framework has been established to ensure maximisation of economies of scale.
Who can use this framework?
Other public bodies will have access to this agreement but may only do so with the agreement of the contracting authority. Those organisations who may wish to access this agreement will be members, affiliates and associates of the CBC Group, the police service, the fire service, the NHS & NHS Trusts, third sector organisations, academic centres (including academies), publicly funded organisations and publicly owned private companies, operating within the geographic boundaries of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland.
The agreement will also be open for use by all other local authorities and public sector bodies.