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Consultancy Services

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Provides an efficient solution if you’re looking for trustworthy, expert advice on everything from food and catering to public health and social care to treasury management. Select ‘Get Started’ to view the framework documentation. You can access everything you need to start the procurement process by completing the Access & Confidentiality Agreement.

Framework Accordion Title

With an extensive list of service providers covering a wide range of categories, the framework is organised into lots - each lot is essentially a select list of service providers for that category; all with a proven track record of delivering consultancy services, from whom customers may set up supply arrangements quickly and simply. The framework offers additional flexibility under Lot 10 – Strategic Projects, for customers seeking advice and support across a broad range of disciplines in relation to high value and/or complex, strategic projects. It is anticipated that such projects will require a combination of the consultancy services outlined under Lots 1-9, although the scope of the requirement is not limited to these services. A summary of the type of advice available under each of the framework’s lots can be found below, and a full-service specification is available by contacting ESPO via email to The framework structure allows for customers to access quick and compliant routes to market that can also provide customers with flexibility in terms of their requirements, please note that the advice listed under each of the framework’s lots is only designed to be indicative of customers’ requirements and is not intended to be exhaustive. In utilising the framework’s lots, customers are not restricted to seeking advice on the specific areas listed, providing that the advice they are seeking is relevant to the broad heading of the lot.

Lot 1 Business Services

Alternative delivery models; Brexit preparedness, response and contingency planning; Business continuity and resilience; Business transformation; Change management; Corporate social responsibility; Disaster recovery systems and testing; HR and Payroll; Improvement programmes; Legislation compliance; Organisational design and policy; Pandemic preparedness, response and contingency planning; Process mapping; Programme management; Project management; Quality management; Risk management and mitigation; Service improvement; Strategy development; Supply chain management

Lot 2a Audit Consultancy

Audit assessments; Audit consultancy; Audit services; Audit strategies and methodologies; Benchmarking and quality assurance; External audits; Financial audits; Governance, risk and internal control; Internal audits

Lot 2b Internal Audit Services

Benchmarking and quality assurance; Compliance reviewing; Corporate governance; Fraud investigation; Internal control reviewing; Internal audits; Operational reviewing; Risk management; Specified purpose audits

Lot 2c External Audit Services

Benchmarking and quality assurance; Compliance reviewing; Corporate governance; External assurance services; External audits; Financial audit; Fraud investigation; Risk management; Specified purpose audits; Statutory audit

Lot 2d General Finance

Actuary, investments and pensions; Banking; External funding; Financial analysis and reporting; Financial modelling and model reviews; Financial options; Financial reviews, evaluations and feasibility studies; Financial policies and strategies; Financial procedures and processes; Funding applications and grants;

Lot 2e Procurement

Category management; Contract management; Corporate Social Responsibility; E-sourcing; Efficiencies and savings; European and global sourcing; Process mapping and optimisation; Procurement strategy development and implementation; Social Value; Supplier integration; Supplier relationship management; Supply chain resilience

Lot 2f Revenue and Benefits

Efficiency reviews; Government returns; Heath check programmes; Model adoptions; Payment arrears

Lot 2g Tax

CIS (Construction Industry Scheme); Compliance and advisory; Corporation tax; Efficiency schemes; Employment tax; Land tax; NICs; PAYE; Policy development; Stamp duty; Tax accounting services; Tax planning; Tax technologies; VAT

Lot 2h Treasury Management

Accounting treatment; Credit ratings; Codes of practice; Debt management; External loan portfolios; Investment reviews and strategies; Legislation; Market conditions; Prudential indicators; Treasury management risks

Lot 3 Food and Catering

Commercial feasibility and technical reviews; Equipment and facilities; Food and drink menus; Food hygiene; Healthy eating programmes; Legislation compliance; Nutrition; Options appraisals

Lot 4a Public Health

Behavioural science; Biostatistics; Developing and implementing of public health schemes; Environmental health; Epidemiology; Health education; Health services administration; Pandemic contingency;

Lot 4b Social Care (Adults)

Care toolkits; Clinical evaluations; Collaborative working arrangements; Commissioning models; Departmental and service reviews; Demand management; Health and social care integration; Outreach programmes; New service business cases; Personalisation; Safeguarding; Service efficiency plans and improvements; Service user pathways; Technology developments;

Lot 4c Social Care (Children)

Care toolkits; Clinical evaluations; Collaborative working arrangements; Commissioning models; Demand management; Departmental and service reviews; New service business cases; Outreach programmes; Personalisation; Safeguarding; Service efficiency plans and improvements; Service user pathways; Technology developments;

Lot 5 Highways, Traffic and Transport

Cycle route planning or improvements; Demand management; Highways asset management strategies; Impact assessments; Intelligent transport systems; Junction planning or improvements; Pedestrian route planning or improvements; Public transport route planning or improvements; Road/Route safety; Street and traffic management; Transport and transport links; Travel initiatives; Travel plans and planning; Transport planning and modelling

Lot 6a Operational IT

Cloud Solutions; Server solutions; Software assurance; Systems development and analysis; Telecommunications; Wireless solutions; Cyber security solutions

Lot 6b Strategic IT

Capability assessment, review and development; Cost analysis and projection; Data Protection and cyber security; Digital Strategy Development; Disaster recovery; Forecast, planning and strategy; IT project and programme management; Policy development, maintenance and review; Process mapping and optimisation; Risk assessment and risk management (specific to IT)

Lot 7 Leisure, Culture and Tourism

Commercial and efficiency reviews; Funding and funding applications; Increasing public use of services; Management improvement programmes; Outsourcing of services; Service strategy design; Sport and Library service studies; Technical reviews; Trusts and joint ventures

Lot 8a Asset Management and Delivery

Acquisitions; Evaluations and reviews; Liability; Maintenance; Management and delivery; Mapping; Rationalisation; Remodelling; Sale and disposal

Lot 8b Environmental and Sustainability

Assessments and appraisals; Alternative energy; Archaeology studies; Biodiversity; Carbon foot-printing and reduction; Carbon reduction and climate change adaptation; Climate change adaptation and mitigation; Eco-towns; Environmental audits; Environmental initiatives; Environmental legislation; Energy efficiency and targets; Flood alleviation and drainage; Green technologies; Heat networks; Landscape management; Mapping; Modelling; Pollution; Resource efficiency behaviour change programmes; Smart cities; Sustainability; Water management; Waste auditing;

Lot 8c Facilities Management

Delivery models; Fire risk; Hard FM consultancy; Outsourcing of FM services; Premises, caretaking and cleaning; Property security; Reorganisation of FM services; Soft FM consultancy

Lot 8d Health and Safety

Accident statistics; Assurance reports and model documentation; COSHH and REACH; H&S legislation; H&S policies and management; Inspections and audits; Notices and corrective action plans; Risk assessments and controls; Safe working procedures

Lot 8e Housing and Housing Support

Benchmarking; Development project management; Governance; Homelessness; Housing needs and assessments; Investment programmes; Management and support; Quality assurance; Process mapping; Regeneration project management; Revenue optimisation and funding; Risk and internal control; Service improvement and performance; Supported housing; Tenant participation schemes; Tenant scrutiny; Transfers and de-commissioning

Lot 8f Planning, Valuation and Infrastructure

Agricultural and retail planning; Employment land reviews; Local economic assessments; Planning applications and appeals; Planning legislation; Planning taxes and levies; Spatial planning; Specialist planning

Lot 8g Regeneration and Regional Development

Business case development; Employment land reviews; Government policy and awareness; Income generation schemes; Local business development; Local economic assessments; Regeneration and economic development; Supply chain development; Sustainable community strategies; Sustainable economic growth plans

Lot 8h Waste and Recycling

Auditing services; Alternative waste treatment; Business cases; Campaigns; Carbon assessments; Commercial waste; Domestic waste; Legislation; Management investment programmes; New waste sites; Options appraisals; Permits and accreditations; Policies and strategies; Service reviews; Street cleansing support services

Lot 9a Community Research and Engagement

Academic research; Communication; Community research and strategies; Customer insight information; Demand management; Feedback facilitation; Public dialogue, engagement and consultation; Soft market testing; Stakeholder engagement

Lot 9b Marketing, Communications and PR

Branding; Creative communications; Communication and marketing materials; Crisis management; Digital communications; Events management; Market research; Marketing campaigns, plans and strategies; Media relations; Social media; Targeting strategies; Website design

Lot 10 Strategic Projects

This Lot will be for Customers seeking advice and support across a broad range of disciplines in relation to high value and/or complex, strategic Projects. It is anticipated that such Projects will require a combination of the Consultancy Services outlined under Lots 1-9, although the scope of the requirement is not limited to these Services. Examples of such Projects may include, but not limited to, the following: Infrastructure Projects Organisations reviews and re-design Outsourcing Projects Shared Services implementations Business start-ups and joint partnerships This Lot is limited to Projects that require multi-specialism Consultancy. Where the Customer’s requirements are covered under another Lot of the Framework (i.e. a specific discipline of Consultancy is required) this Lot should not be used. Please note: the route to market for this framework is via further competition only; you can not direct award to a service provider under lot 10.

  • Includes 10 Lots, with multiple sub-Lots, to provide a variety of consultancy services on areas such as health and safety, IT, finance services and general business services.
  • Includes a specific Lot for strategic projects, so if you require advice across multiple areas or have a particularly complex requirement, the framework can be tailored to you.
  • Our suppliers have been assessed on track record and experience, so you can be sure that you’re getting legitimate, trustworthy advice.
  • This framework has over 100 suppliers, ranging from large specialist consultancy companies to smaller more boutique organisations.
  • Pricing has been structured based on consultant seniority level, ensuring that customers have access to the best resource for the best value for money.
  • Social value is included on this framework and may be included as part of the award criteria.
  • 31ten Consulting Limited
  • 360 Assurance
  • 4C Strategies Limited
  • AECOM Limited
  • Akeso & Company Limited
  • Alma Economics
  • Alpine Resourcing Limited
  • Amberside Advisors Ltd
  • AMION Consulting
  • Arcadis (UK) Limited
  • ARCC-HR Limited
  • Arch Communications (UK) Limited
  • Ark Consultancy Limited
  • ASG & Partners
  • Asteros Advisers Ltd
  • AtkinsRéalis UK Limited
  • Augmentas Group Ltd
  • Barker Associates (Essex) Ltd
  • Barkers Commercial Services Limited
  • Beever and Struthers
  • Best Practice Group plc
  • BNP Paribas Real Estate
  • BWB Consulting Limited
  • Bytes Software
  • Caja Limited
  • Cambridge Econometrics Limited
  • Campbell Tickell Limited
  • Capita
  • Carter Jonas
  • CGT Consulting Limited
  • CIPFA C.Co Ltd
  • City Science Corporation Limited
  • CLS Energy (Consultancy) Ltd
  • Commercially Public Ltd
  • Concerto Partners LLP
  • Consultancy+
  • Cordis Bright Limited
  • Costain Limited
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • DADA Enterprises
  • Dionach Ltd
  • DSI Technology Services
  • Echelon Consultancy Ltd
  • Edge public solutions Ltd
  • Edwards and Edwards Consultancy Ltd
  • Enodatio Consulting Ltd
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Ethical Commercial Services Ltd
  • Ethos Consultants Ltd
  • Eunomia Research & Consulting Limited
  • Evolving Solutions Consultancy Ltd
  • FarrPoint Limited
  • FM Management Solutions Ltd
  • Focus Consultants 2010 LLP
  • FPCR Environment and Design Ltd
  • Frith Resource Management Ltd
  • Future Arc Services Limited
  • Gardiner & Theobald LLP
  • Gate One Consulting
  • Gleeds Advisory Limited
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Green Park Interim & Executive Search Ltd
  • Gutteridge Haskins & Davey Limited
  • Haley Sharpe Design Limited
  • HaskoningDHV UK Ltd (Integrated Transport Planning)
  • Hazelton Advisory Ltd
  • HealthTrust Europe LLP
  • Human Engine
  • HW Controls & Assurance Ltd
  • IBI Group (UK) Limited
  • Iceni Projects Limited
  • Ignite Consulting Ltd
  • IMPOWER Consulting Limited
  • Inner Circle Consulting Limited
  • Investigo Ltd
  • Jacobs
  • JNP Group
  • Just Housing (UK) Ltd
  • Lambert Smith Hampton Group Limited
  • Land Use Consultants
  • Lanpro Services Limited
  • Link Treasury Services Limited
  • Local Transport Projects Limited
  • Lucion Consulting Limited
  • Managementors Ltd
  • Matt Hamnett & Associates Ltd
  • MAX Associates
  • MCP2 Limited
  • Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy
  • Methods Business and Digital Technology Ltd
  • Metis Consultants Ltd
  • Moore Stephens Insight Limited
  • Moorhouse Consulting
  • Mott MacDonald Limited
  • Mutual Ventures Limited
  • New Networks Limited
  • New Street Consulting Group
  • NHS Professionals Ltd
  • Operational Research in Health Limited
  • Opinion Research Services Limited
  • P2G Contract Support LLP
  • Partnering Regeneration Development
  • Pegasus Group
  • Pell Frischmann Consultants
  • Peopletoo Limited
  • Perigean Ltd
  • Pick Everard
  • PJA (Phil Jones Associates Limited)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Private Public Ltd (PPL)
  • Project Centre Limited
  • PTS Consulting (UK) Ltd t/a PTS Consulting Partners LLP
  • Rapleys LLP
  • RealWorldHR Limited
  • Redmoor Health Ltd
  • RedQuadrant Limited
  • Resource Futures Limited
  • Resources and Carbon Management Services Ltd
  • Ricardo-AEA Limited
  • Ridge
  • Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd
  • Roc Search Limited
  • RPS Consulting Services Ltd
  • RPT Consulting Limited
  • RSK Environment Limited
  • Saanchi Solutions Limited
  • Servita Professional Services (UK) Limited
  • Seymour John Ltd
  • Singleton Clamp & Partners (t/a SCP)
  • SLC (The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy Limited)
  • SLR Consulting Limited
  • Spinwell Global Ltd
  • SQW Limited
  • Stantec UK Limited
  • Steer Davies & Gleave Limited
  • Sustrans
  • Sweco UK Ltd
  • SYSTRA Limited
  • Temple
  • Tetra Tech Ltd
  • The 4OC
  • The Environment Partnership (TEP) Limited
  • Thrive Economics
  • Touchstone Renard Limited
  • TPXimpact Limited
  • Trueman Change Management Limited
  • Turner & Townsend Consulting Ltd
  • Urban Foresight Limited
  • V4 Services Limited
  • Veracity OSI UK Limited
  • Visagio Ltd
  • Walker Resource Management Ltd
  • Waterman Infrastructure & Environment Limited
  • Westco Communications
  • Wilde Consultants Ltd
  • Wood Group UK
  • WSP UK Limited

If you’d like to contact us, quote reference Framework 664_21 and enquire at;

Iain McFaul Iain McFaul 07920 086357

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Key Facts
Framework 664_21
Start Date 01/09/2021
End Date 31/08/2025
Contract Notice 2020/S 185-447987
Award Notice 2021/S 202-528967
Collaboration ESPO and YPO
Procurement Type Direct Award or Further Competition