Crown Commercial Service

Would you like to get involved in evaluating our new management consultancy framework?

I’m part of a strategic category team supporting the current procurement for management consultancy (RM3745). We’re keen to get customers from all areas of the public sector involved in the evaluation process, so I wanted to tell you a bit more about the procurement and how you can get involved…

The framework
This new management consultancy framework will replace ConsultancyONE. It has been designed to help you access suppliers who can provide consultancy services to support your organisation. The range of services available is being broadened and we are working hard to ensure you have access to specialist and SME businesses. Key features will include:

  • Revised day rates and a choice of flexible pricing models (fixed, time and materials or risk and reward), as part of the further competition process, to help you achieve better value for money
  • New lots have been included for education, healthcare/community and infrastructure (lots 5, 6 and 7)
  • Suppliers to meet specific sector needs
  • No upper or lower spend limits
  • Increased number and refreshed list of suppliers for you to choose from
  • All suppliers will be accredited to cyber essentials
  • Simple access as you will be to direct award, as well as run a further competition

The framework will be awarded in two phases:

  • Phase one is expected to be available in July. It will include business consultancy, finance and audit
  • Phase two is planned for September and will include HR, healthcare/community, education, infrastructure and ICT and digital services

Why get involved?
I’m looking for people to help my team evaluate the supplier bids to ensure we have the most capable suppliers, which offer best value for money and meet your needs.

It’s a great learning and development opportunity and will look great on your CV as you will be able to say you have been part of developing the largest consultancy framework within the UK!

What’s involved?
You will be given one question to evaluate that suppliers have been asked to answer. How long it will take to evaluate the question will depend on how you choose to plan your time. You can spend as little as an hour a day or up to a full day at a time, which means it will take somewhere between 2 to 8 weeks.

Before you start you will be provided with training, which will include an overview of the system you need to use and the questions suppliers were asked, including the response guidance they were given that you will be evaluating their answers against. This training will take about 40 minutes.

If you’re interested in getting involved and would like to find out more please get in touch.