Management Consultancy Framework Three (MCF3)
Crown Commercial Service
Published date: 21 October 2020
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Contract summary
• Business and management consultancy and related services – 79400000
Location of contract
United Kingdom
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
21 October 2020
Closing date
18 December 2020
Closing time
Contract start date
4 September 2021
Contract end date
5 September 2025
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (OJEU)
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Management Consultancy Framework Three (MCF3) (RM6817) is a multi-Lot Framework Agreement available for use by UK public sector bodies and future successor organisation, which includes Central Government Departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, the wider public sector and third sector including, but not limited to, local government, health, education, police, fire and rescue, housing associations and charities.

Some purchases under this Framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the Framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs.

This Framework Agreement will replace Management Consultancy Framework (RM3745) and Management Consultancy Framework Two (RM6008).

Please note that this procurement is for professional services and not contingent labour.

More information

Additional text
This Framework Agreement RM6187 is for use by Contracting Authorities in the United Kingdom that exist on 21st October 2020 and which fall into one or more of the following categories:

1. Any of the following:
(a) Ministerial government departments;
(b) Non ministerial government departments;
(c) Executive agencies of government;
(d) Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs), including advisory NDPBs, executive NDPBs, and tribunal NDPBs;
(e) Assembly Sponsored Public Bodies (ASPBs);
(f) Police forces;
(g) Fire and rescue services;
(h) Ambulance services;
(i) Maritime and coastguard agency services;
(j) NHS bodies;
(k) Educational bodies or establishments including state schools (nursery schools, primary schools, middle or high schools, secondary schools, special schools), academies, colleges, Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), further education colleges and universities;
(l) Hospices;
(m) National Parks;
(n) Housing associations, including registered social landlords;
(o) Third sector and charities;
(p) Citizens advice bodies;
(q) Councils, including county councils, district councils, county borough councils, community councils, London borough councils, unitary councils, metropolitan councils, parish councils;
(r) Public corporations;
(s) Public financial bodies or institutions;
(t) Public pension funds;
(u) Central banks; and
(v) Civil service bodies, including public sector buying organisations.

2. Those listed and maintained by the Government on their website at or any replacement or updated web-

3. Those listed and maintained by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) at or any replacement or updated web-link.

4. Those bodies in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which are within the scope of the definition of “Contracting Authority” in regulation 2(1) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) and/or Schedule 1 PCR.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP
+44 3450103503

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Closing: 18 December 2020, 1pm