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Management Consultancy Framework Two (MCF2)

Contract ID: RM6008

Start Date: 04/09/2018

End Date: 03/09/2020


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


Full description: 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.

There are 4 lots in this framework:

  • Lot 1 Business Consultancy
  • Lot 2 Procurement, Supply Chain & Commercial
  • Lot 3 Complex and Transformation
  • Lot 4 Strategic



  • 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.

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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.

Helpful documents and templates are available in the documents tab.


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The maximum day rates which can be charged under this framework have been fixed for the entire duration 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

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
All suppliers 291 - click here to view suppliers
1 Business Consultancy Services Professional Services 277 - click here to view suppliers 03/09/2020
2 Procurement, Supply Chain and Commercial Consultancy Services Professional Services 91 - click here to view suppliers 03/09/2020
3 Complex and Transformation Consultancy Services Professional Services 32 - click here to view suppliers 03/09/2020
4 Strategic Consultancy Services Professional Services 31 - click here to view suppliers 03/09/2020

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Customer Service Desk

0345 410 2222

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