Management Consultancy Framework Two (MCF2)

Advice on business consultancy, strategic, complex and transformation issues, and procurement, supply chain and commercial matters.


MCF2 complements RM3745 Management Consultancy Framework (MCF), offering a range of consultancy services.

MCF2 provides a compliant, cost effective way for central government and the wider public sector to access a variety of consultancy advice from a range of suppliers.

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


  • Wide range of suppliers from SMEs to large multinationals
  • All suppliers are Cyber Essentials accredited
  • Standard terms and conditions
  • Financial monitoring of suppliers giving peace of mind
  • Maximum rates capped for the life of the framework and your project providing budgetary control
  • No minimum or maximum value thresholds mean you can use the framework regardless of project size
  • Comprehensive customer guidance and templates
  • Support from a dedicated and knowledgeable team in CCS
  • Choice of pricing models including – fixed, risk & reward, or time & materials (T&M)
  • A tool to help you shortlist suitable suppliers.

Products and suppliers

There are 280 suppliers on this framework

Lot 1: Business Consultancy Services
Lot 1 Business Consultancy


267 suppliers

Lot 2: Procurement, Supply Chain And Commercial Consultancy Services
Lot 2 Procurement, Supply Chain & Commercial


88 suppliers

Lot 3: Complex And Transformation Consultancy Services
Lot 3 Complex and Transformation


31 suppliers

Lot 4: Strategic Consultancy Services
Lot 4 Strategic


31 suppliers

How to buy

Read the customer guidance document before using the framework.

Further competition is the default route to market for buying from this framework. See Schedule 5 of the Framework Agreement for details of the call-off procedure.

Customers including central government departments and the NHS may need approval prior to spending on consultancy. Please check your own internal policies and controls processes to ensure you adhere to your standard operating procedures.

The supplier selection tool, which you can download from the eSourcing Suite, sets out services by lot and supplier to clarify the capability offered. This may help with call-offs from the agreement.