Grounds Maintenance & Associated Services

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Key facts

Framework Number: Y23022

Framework Period: 01 December 2022 - 30 November 2026

FTS Contract Arranged by: KCS Procurement Services

FTS Contract Notice:
2022/S 000-021554

Last Updated: 11 April 2024

Framework scope

This framework covers the provision for a range of grounds maintenance and Associated Services including, but not limited to:  

Soft landscaping, using traditional and non-traditional treatments. 

  • Maintenance of grassed areas 
  • Planting and maintaining shrub beds and hedges 
  • Laying or improving turf 
  • Container planting 
  • Establishing beds and borders 
  • Pruning  

Hard landscaping 

  • Fencing
  • Decking
  • Walls
  • Patios 
  • Water features 
  • Gazebos 
  • Maintenance of sports facilities including mowing grass and line marking, 
  • Removal of snow and ice from walkways and car parks
  • Gritting pathways and carparks. 
  • The maintenance of trees including pruning, crown raising, crown thinning, crown reduction, tree surveying and the complete removal and disposal of trees and/or stumps. 
  • Weed control including alternative methods
  • Street furniture maintenance 
  • Play equipment maintenance 
  • Pest control 
  • Litter, fly tip and graffiti service
  • Consultancy and planning 

What are the benefits of using this framework?

  • All our frameworks are free to access
  • This framework is fully compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • Authorised participants can re-open competition within the framework, removing the need for a full tender exercise or lengthy supplier evaluation each time they have a travel management service requirement, saving time and costs associated with procurement exercises.
  • Direct Award capability – giving you a quick, easy and PCR15 compliant route to procurement.
  • The terms and conditions are safe and designed to protect you
  • Free and full support on using the framework through the Procurement Services team.
  • You are able to benefit from aggregated spend and lower pricing based on the value of the overall contract, even on low spend orders.
  • The framework will be managed and monitored by Procurement Services (acting for Kent County Council) on behalf of our customers and your views and requirements will be taken into account when reviewing and developing the contract.

Who can use this framework?

All public bodies 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 is also open for use by all other local authorities and public sector bodies.


How to access the framework

This framework allows for customers to place their orders via direct award or further competition. The customer is strongly advised to carry out their own due diligence before selecting whether they conduct a further competition or direct award with any of the awarded suppliers. The customer will determine the requirement, specification and award, based on the Most Advantageous Tender (MAT).

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General enquiries

Richard Sowten

Direct Channel Executive


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