664_21 Consultancy Services

Published date: 21 September 2020
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Contract summary

• Financial consultancy, financial transaction processing and clearing-house services – 66170000
• Treasury services – 66600000
• Housing services – 70333000

Location of contract
United Kingdom
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
21 September 2020
Closing date
19 October 2020
Closing time
Contract start date
19 April 2021
Contract end date
18 April 2023
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (OJEU)

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ESPO (in collaboration with YPO) are seeking to establish a framework agreement with a number of service providers for the provision of consultancy services to the Public Sector. These services will be provided on a national basis across the UK. The key aim of the framework will be to create efficiencies and promote cost savings by providing customers with access to pre-approved service providers whom they may appoint using a simple and streamlined procurement process.

The framework is divided into following lots:
- Lot 1 Business Services
- Lot 2a Audit Consultancy
- Lot 2b Internal Audit Services
- Lot 2c External Audit Services
- Lot 2d General Finance
- Lot 2e Procurement
- Lot 2f Revenues and Benefits
- Lot 2g Tax
- Lot 2h Treasury Management
- Lot 3 Food and Catering
- Lot 4a Public Health
- Lot 4b Social Care (Adults)
- Lot 4c Social Care (Children)
- Lot 5 Highways, Transport and Logistics
- Lot 6a Operational IT
- Lot 6b Strategic IT
- Lot 7 Leisure, Culture and Tourism
- Lot 8a Asset Management and Delivery
- Lot 8b Environmental and Sustainability
- Lot 8c Facilities Management
- Lot 8d Health and Safety
- Lot 8e Housing and Housing Support
- Lot 8f Planning, Valuation and Structure
- Lot 8g Regeneration and Regional Development
- Lot 8h Waste and Recycling
- Lot 9a Community Research and Engagement
- Lot 9b Marketing, Communications and PR
- Lot 10 Strategic Projects

The following information is applicable to all lots: 

- An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement. 

- The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value includes the option period.

To tender: (a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org, (b) Register (c) Search for tender opportunity 664_21 d) Express an interest (e) Download the tender from the website.

Please note: the closing time and date for submission of tenders is 12:00 midday, 19/10/2020.

More information

• https://www.eastmidstenders.org
• Bidding documents
• East Mids Tenders
Additional text
ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Limited, whose target clients are third sector organisations such as national and local charities, public sector mutual organisations and other organisations involved in the delivery of services to or for the public sector. The successful Supplier may be asked to enter into an additional separate framework agreement (the Second Framework) with ESPO Trading Limited on materially similar terms to that found in the tender pack to be entered into by ESPO itself. Any Second Framework agreement will be a purely commercial agreement and will, for the avoidance of doubt, not be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. ESPO Trading Limited may enter into the second framework agreement with the successful supplier and make it available to third sector clients who themselves are not required to follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. Accordingly, this is provided for bidders’ information only.

As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined at https://www.espo.org/ESPO/media/Documents/FAQs/ ESPO-s_powers_to_trade__website_-2016-12-22.pdf) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authorities; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; The Corporate Office of the House of Lords, The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons; or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available at: http://www.espo.org/ About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal

To tender: (a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org, (b) Register (c) Search for tender opportunity 664_21 d) Express an interest (e) Download the tender from the website.

Please note: the closing time and date for submission of tenders is 12:00 midday, 19/10/2020.

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name
Corporate Solutions Procurement Team
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park



LE19 1ES
0116 294 4156

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Closing: 19 October 2020, 12pm