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Managing Consultancy and Professional Services - 940

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A framework to meet all requirements of consultancy spend through a managed service provider. It will give the ability to work with national and regional consultants.

The solution delivered by Consultancy + can be delivered through 3 methods:
- Named Contact
o Compliant route to market for your preferred supplier, individual contractors & consultancy firms.
- Find me a person
o Advertising & attraction
- Deliver me a project
o Delivery of outputs through statement of work including specification writing & project planning.

Utilise the framework for your one-off requirements or a full managed service
Period: 01 October 2019 - 30 September 2023
Extension Opportunities: Extended for 12 months
OJEU Framework Notice: 2019/S 100-242495
OJEU Award Notice: 2019/S 183-446354
Geographic Coverage: National

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  • Consultancy+ have specialist teams to support and understand the requirement from the contracting authority

  • A contracting authority has the ability to utilise a known consultant or professional, and Consultancy+ will support with onboarding them into their supply chain.

  • Confidence that the right solution will be delivered based on the requirement.

  • Single provider framework and easy direct award process.

  • Support from YPO on understanding the requirement and services for each contracting authority.

  • Save between 20-30% on your consultancy spend.

  • Link payments to deliverables - this contractual and cultural shift can drive projects to be completed 15-20% faster.

  • Mandating end dates for projects and deliverables - our PMO team are deployed to drive outcome and increase visibility and delivery.

  • Introduce more competition - our experience shows us that effective competition can reduce fees by 12-15% on average.

Free support available

The route to market for this solution is via a direct award and our experienced team are on hand to help you through every step of the process – offering practical advice and support when you need it.

Our free support includes:

Direct award support

• Assessment of your needs and advice on the best approach
• Market and supplier insights
• Technical know-how on how to procure specific service, works or product
• Compliance with the PCR2015
• Assistance in the completion of the documentation
• Advice on the call-off terms and conditions
• Advice on the KPIs
• Assistance with or management of the supplier pre-engagement
Standard documents available
• Specification examples 
• Pricing matrix 
• Call-off contract terms and conditions



  • Understanding the world of consultancy
    Last month we held a webinar introducing Consultancy+, the supplier of the new YPO framework; Managing Consultancy and Professional Services. We have pulled together some of the FAQs featured in this webinar below, as a handy guide for you.

  • SoW and the future of work
    Our strategic partners, Consultancy+ recently ran an event looking at Statement of Work (SoW) and the future of work. As this is such a hot topic for many of our customers, we decided to catch-up with Steve Dilley, the Managing Consultant at Consultancy+ to find out what the key takeaways were from the session.

  • If we value the environment, will employees stay?
    Research by the HRD website confirms ‘The Great Resignation’ or ‘The Big Shuffle’ is still in flight, with 29% of respondents suggesting they were considering a new role. Imagine one third of your high performing team leaving in the next few months. That thought, or reality, is a huge concern for leaders. Which is why HR must focus on enhancing the employee value proposition (EVP) to make it relevant, impactful, and unique.

Case Studies:

  • South Kesteven District Council
    A new structure of support led to higher visibility of consultancy activity and increase competition to tenders.

  • Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
    Consultancy+ worked alongside DMBC, to agree a Statement of Work ensuring qualified and vetted Assessors to address clear project objectives relating to the caseload back log.

  • Torbay Council
    Torbay council embarked on a period of change within their Children Services Department. The council were looking to engage with a preferred supplier of consultancy services to support in building the necessary culture and organisational infrastructure to deliver its ambitions.

  • Lancashire Constabulary
    Lancashire Constabulary engage with various providers of consultancy services across different areas of the organisation. The force were looking to appoint a managed service provider to consolidate consultancy spend under one banner. 

  • Bromsgrove Council
    Bromsgrove and Redditch Council were looking for a bereavement specialist to help them make some key decisions around the future of their bereavement service. They were able to deploy a senior and experienced consultant to work with the Council and make some key recommendations around the future model.

  • Belfast Council
    In early 2018, we were engaged by Belfast City Council to support in their requirement to set-up an efficient and dedicated procurement function within the Council.

  • Service Procurement Case Study
    Consultancy+ was engaged by a large local authority to support the management of all consultancy and professional services spend through the YPO HR Solutions Framework. We implemented a phased approach in order to give our client control and visibility of their spend

  • Coventry Council
    Our requirement was to find a Power BI Consultant to engage with the Council on a 3 day basis for 4 months. The engagement would be a blend of on and off-site and needed someone with significant sector and operational experience. The Consultant that were were able to engage, not only managed and delivered the project earlier than forecast but also saved the Council 23% against the rate card benchmark.

  • Wyre Forest Council
    We were able to help Wyre Forrest Council through the provision of a commercialisation consultant. Our fixed price project delivered by an expert in the field who was able to support and guide the Council in what investment decisions to make across their current asset portfolio.

  • Wakefield Council
    We were asked by Wakefield Council to support them with identifying opportunities for improving their processes and carrying out a review of capital investment procedures.


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Consultancy+ is the professional services and consulting arm of Reed Global. We specialise in the design and delivery of outcome based consultancy projects that support organisations in making better decisions and realisation of opportunities. We have been delivering services for over 20 years, have worked with over 200 clients and have delivered thousands of successful projects.

In 2015, we were appointed by YPO as the sole supplier to Lot 2 (Consultancy Services) of the HR Services and Solutions Framework (569). This framework offered clients a compliant, fast and cost effective route to manage all consultancy and professional services spend. Now on version 2 of this framework, we have grown our supplier pool to over 10,000 consultancy partners delivering specialist advice and support to the public sector across the UK and Ireland.

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