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Management Consultancy Framework

Contract ID: RM3745

Start Date: 04/09/2017

End Date: 03/09/2021


The Management Consultancy Framework (MCF) provides a compliant, cost effective way for central government and the wider public sector to access a variety of consultancy advice from a wide range of suppliers.

Phase 1: Commencement date 04 September 2017
Lot 2 - Finance *
Lot 3 - Audit (includes Internal Audit and External Audit)

Phase 2: Commencement date 21st November 2017 
Lot 4 - HR
Lot 5 - Health and Community  
Lot 6 - Education 
Lot 7 - Infrastructure 
Lot 8 - ICT and Digital 

Lot 1 of MCF was not awarded. A procurement will be run for business consultancy, where the scope will be broader, to ensure that the framework can meet all of our customers needs.

The prior information notice (PIN) had been pubished and further details can be found on the "Procurement pipeline" page.

Refer to the “How to access?” section for alternative routes to market.

* CCS has a Corporate Finance Services framework RM3719 which may be best suited to your requirements. 


This agreement delivers a number of benefits including -

  • Maximum rates capped for four years – which may be reduced during the further competition process
  • Value thresholds removed (formerly minimum £100k and maximum £2m on ConsultancyONE)
  • Large number and range of suppliers providing effective competition
  • Expanded framework scope including sector specific focus
  • Standard Terms and Conditions agreed with suppliers
  • Alternative pricing models allowable
  • EU compliance

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Should you wish to access the Management Consultancy framework there are a number of helpful documents and templates available on the website in the "Documents" tab. It is recommended that you read the guidance document prior to using the framework.

A number of customers including central government departments and the NHS require approval prior to spending on consultancy. You should check your own internal policies and controls processes to ensure adherence to your standard operating procedures.

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

The Supplier Specialisms Matrix sets out services by lot and supplier, to clarify the capability offered. This may aid with call-offs from the agreement.


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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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The framework provides customers with a compliant route to market for acquiring consultancy advice and audit services and replaces ConsultancyONE. 

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
All suppliers 134 - 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 51 - 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 45 - 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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