Management Consultancy Framework (MCF)

Advice on finance, audit, HR, health and community, education, infrastructure, ICT and digital technologies for central government and wider public sector.

Description

This framework provides management consultancy advice for central government, arms-length bodies, non-departmental public bodies and the wider public sector. It has increased the number of suppliers from previous frameworks and includes smaller suppliers. It will help you be more efficient in buying consultancy by pooling requirements.

The revised lots are a hybrid of functional and sector-specific consultancy.

This brochure provides an overview of the management consultancy portfolio within CCS.

Benefits

  • Maximum rates capped for 4 years
  • Rates can be reduced by further competition
  • Value thresholds removed (the previous framework, ConsultancyONE, was for contracts between £100,000 and £2m)
  • Large number and range of suppliers, including small suppliers, providing effective competition
  • Expanded framework scope including sector-specific focus
  • Standard T&Cs agreed with suppliers
  • Alternative pricing models available

Products and suppliers

There are 129 suppliers on this framework

Lot 2 : Finance

Expires:

22 suppliers

Lot 3 : Audit

Expires:

20 suppliers

Lot 4 : HR

Expires:

25 suppliers

Lot 5 : Health and Community

Expires:

50 suppliers

Lot 6 : Education

Expires:

28 suppliers

Lot 7 : Infrastructure

Expires:

44 suppliers

Lot 8 : ICT and Digital

Expires:

43 suppliers

How to buy

Read the guidance documents prior to using the framework. Review the supplier specialisms and capability matrices which set out services by lot and supplier. See the attached documents.

Some customers, including central government departments and the NHS, require approval prior to buying consultancy. Check your internal policies and controls processes.

The expected purchasing process under this framework is through further competition. See Schedule 5 of the framework agreement for details of the call-off procedure.