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Management Consultancy Framework

Contract ID: RM3745

Start Date: 04/09/2017

End Date: 03/09/2021


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


Full 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.



  • 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

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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.



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The maximum day rates which can be charged under this framework have been fixed for the entire four years of the agreement following an open procurement to achieve market competitive rates.

Further competition provides suppliers the opportunity to reduce these market rates further. 

In addition to time and materials “day rates” the framework allows for alternative pricing methods such as fixed price and risk / reward.

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This framework provides customers with a compliant route to market for acquiring consultancy advice and delivery as well as audit services. 

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
All suppliers 132 - click here to view suppliers
2 Finance Professional Services 22 - click here to view suppliers 03/09/2021
3 Audit Professional Services 20 - click here to view suppliers 03/09/2021
4 HR Professional Services 25 - click here to view suppliers 03/09/2021
5 Health and Community Professional Services 50 - click here to view suppliers 03/09/2021
6 Education Professional Services 28 - click here to view suppliers 03/09/2021
7 Infrastructure Professional Services 44 - click here to view suppliers 03/09/2021
8 ICT and Digital Professional Services 44 - click here to view suppliers 03/09/2021

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Customer Service Desk

0345 410 2222

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