RM3745, Consultancy TWO is the planned replacement framework for Consultancy ONE (RM1502) a UK wide contracting vehicle that allows the UK public sector to procure a range of Management Consultancy services. As you would expect the larger Consultancy firms including the Big Four and other Tier one firms are well represented across all disciplines.
Successful SME firms are a little thin on the ground on C1 mainly due to the size of the contracts traditionally offered (£100k-2m) with over 90% of the awarded contracts to date going to Large firms.
However thanks to the drive to place 25% of government business to SME’s there is a genuine case to open up the new iteration to a G-Cloud style marketplace. In their recent note following Market Engagement CCS even state that this is being considered as an option.
The current C1 is due expire in Fabruary 2017.
The C1 contract is split into the following Lots & Sub lots.
|Lot||Description||# Suppliers / SME|
|1||Multi specialism Programme Delivery||20/5|
|2.1||Policy & Development Advice||20/8|
|3||Functional Advice & Support|
|3.1||Change Management PPM||15/12|
|3.2||Human Resource Management||15/8|
|3.4||Information & Communications Technology (ICT)||15/8|
|4.1||Corporate Finance & Financial Strategy||15/3|
|4.2||Investment & Banking Services||10/1|
|4.3||Finance Operations Support||12/3|
|5.1||Internal Audit & Advice||10/1|
|5.2||Other Assurance & Advice||9/0|
|5.3||Financial Audit & Investigation||10/2|
|5.4||External Audit & Advice||9/1|
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