Management Consultancy Framework Three (MCF3)
This agreement will provide management consultancy services for UK central government departments and all other public sector bodies.
07/08/2020 – After customer engagement and internal reviews we have defined the 3 sector specific lots for this agreement. You can find a summary of the entry criteria, supplier numbers per lot and service lines in the sector specific lot update. Please note all details are subject to change pre OJEU release.
27/04/2020 – Following extensive customer and supplier engagement we have received various feedback on the naming convention of the framework agreement. In light of this feedback, we have decided to change the name of the framework agreement to Management Consultancy Framework 3 (MCF3).
03/06/2020 – We have now conducted 2 rounds of group supplier and customer engagement, and also engaged with customers on a more specific basis to finalise our lot structure and names. Alongside this, we have been working closely with our colleagues and reviewing past spend data across CCS to ensure limited overlap of agreements. One of these changes has resulted in the removal of the IT/Digital Lot as much of this spend should be directed to one of the various technology frameworks available. As a result, we can now confirm the lotting structure for MCF3 will be:
Lot 1: Business
Lot 2: Strategy & Policy
Lot 3: Complex & Transformation
Lot 4: Finance
Lot 5: HR
Lot 6: Procurement & Supply Chain
Lot 7: Health, Social Care & Community
Lot 8: Infrastructure including Transport
Lot 9: Environmental Sustainability & Socio-Economic Development
The OJEU remains scheduled for October 2020 and all further detail will be published then including the entry criteria and bidding timescales.
We have held a number of supplier engagement sessions in October 2019 and February 2020. The sessions were very well attended with over 60 suppliers in October and over 90 in February coming along. The feedback received will help shape various aspects of the new framework including the lotting strategy and specification.
A copy of the presentations from both events can be found below.
If you want to send us your feedback please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include RM6187 in the subject title by the 30 April 2020.
If you are a government customer/buyer with commercial experience and/or knowledge of the management consultancy category and can spare some time in early 2021 to support the evaluation of our new Management Consultancy Framework (MCF3), we’d love to hear from you.
We have also held a number of customer engagement sessions in London, Glasgow and Manchester during the same period as the supplier engagement events. The feedback has been invaluable in helping to shape the strategy of the framework. We are also engaging departments on a 1:1 basis regarding the sector-specific lots to ensure our new framework best meets the needs of our customers.
|Prior Information Notice (PIN)||Read PIN|
|Contract Notice in OJEU||Read Contract Notice|
|Tender Documents||Contracts Finder Link|
|Pre-market engagement||October 2019 to February 2020|
|Internal governance||February 2020 to June 2020|
|Drafting procurement documents||February 2020 to September 2020|
|Publication of OJEU||October 2020|
|Framework award||June 2021|
|Framework ‘Go Live’||September 2021|