Management Consultancy Framework Three (MCF3)

Access to consultancy including business, strategy and policy, finance, HR, procurement, health/social care and community, infrastructure and environment.


Central government and wider public sector customers can access cost effective consultancy advice from a range of suppliers across 9 specific lots.

For a detailed description of the service lines provided under each lot, read the lot description document.

This agreement will run for 4 years and there will be no option to extend.

RM6309 MCF4 is currently being procured as the replacement agreement; more information can be found on the MCF4 webpage. 


  • wide range of suppliers from SMEs to large multinationals
  • all suppliers are Cyber Essentials accredited
  • standard terms and conditions
  • competitive market rates
  • maximum rates fixed for the life of the agreement and your project providing budgetary control
  • no minimum or maximum value thresholds this means you can use the agreement regardless of project size
  • comprehensive customer guidance and templates
  • choice of pricing models including: time and materials, fixed, or risk and reward
  • a tool to help you shortlist suitable suppliers
  • dedicated and knowledgeable contract management team to support you

Carbon Reduction

All suppliers for this agreement have committed to comply with the Procurement Policy Note 06/21: 'Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts' as required. If a supplier is required to publish a carbon reduction plan, you can find it on their individual supplier details page.

Products and suppliers

There are 169 suppliers on this agreement

Lot 1: Business


76 suppliers

Lot 2: Strategy & Policy


34 suppliers

Lot 3: Complex & Transformation


30 suppliers

Lot 4: Finance


23 suppliers

Lot 5: HR


28 suppliers

Lot 6: Procurement & Supply Chain


34 suppliers

Lot 7: Health, Social Care & Community


40 suppliers

Lot 8: Infrastructure including Transport


44 suppliers

Lot 9: Environmental Sustainability & Socio-Economic Development


40 suppliers

How to buy

Before buying from this agreement you should read the Buyer Guide.

Further competition is the standard route to market. For further details, read Framework schedule 7: call off award procedure.

Further competition

If you do not have your own eSourcing system you can use ours to manage your further competition process. Register an account for our eSourcing system.

To run a further competition you will need to:

  • clearly define your requirements using template T2 Attachment 3 Statement of Requirements
  • identify which lot is most suitable for your needs, read lot descriptions
  • develop your tender documents
  • identify suppliers capable of meeting your needs, using one of the 2 options listed below (digital filtering tool or contract award service) 
  • establish appropriate timescales for your procurement
  • issue expression of interest (EOI) (optional)
  • issue tender to all agreement suppliers identified 
  • evaluate supplier responses
  • award a contract to the successful supplier(s) and notify unsuccessful suppliers

There are 2 ways to buy from this agreement. These are:

Digital filtering tool

This tool allows you to filter suppliers by service(s) and also provides access to the maximum framework rates. This will enable you to run a procurement using your own eSourcing system.

Buy using the digital filtering tool.

Contract award service (CAS)

Will provide you with an online end to end procurement process.

Buy using the contract award service.

Note: CAS is in ‘private beta’ so is subject to further enhancements. We would appreciate your feedback to help us improve the service.