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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Business and management consultancy and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Management Consultancy Framework Three (MCF3)
Management Consultancy Framework Three (MCF3) (RM6187) 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.
Services will be delivered primarily within the United Kingdom, with some limited requirements overseas.
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.
Provision of objective advice relating to strategy, structure, management or operations of an organisation. This may include identification of options with recommendations as well as implementation and delivery.
Further details can be found in Attachment 9 — Framework Schedule 1 (Specification) of the bid pack.
A framework contract will be awarded to 75 suppliers.
The maximum number of suppliers for this Lot may increase where two (2) or more bidders have tied scores in the last awarded position only.
We also reserve the right to award a framework to any bidders whose final score is within 1 % of the last awarded position. The last awarded position is 75th position.
Strategy and Policy
Provision of strategic objective advice relating to corporate strategies or government policy. This may include identification of options with recommendations as well as implementation and delivery.
A framework contract will be awarded to 30 suppliers.
The maximum number of suppliers for this lot may increase where two (2) or more bidders have tied scores in the last awarded position only.
We also reserve the right to award a framework to any bidders whose final score is within 1 % of the last awarded position. The last awarded position is 30th position.
Complex and Transformation
Provision of objective advice on complex programmes or portfolios of work which may be multi-disciplinary and/or transformational. This may include identification of options with recommendations, as well as implementation and delivery.
Provision of objective strategic and operational financial advice. This may include identification of options with recommendations as well as implementation and delivery.
Provision of objective advice on HR which may include identification of options with recommendations as well as implementation and delivery.
Procurement and Supply Chain
Provision of objective advice in relation to procurement, and supply chain, This may include identification of options with recommendations as well as implementation and delivery.
The maximum number of supplieres for this Lot may increase where two (2) or more bidders have tied scores in the last awarded position only.
Health, Social Care and Community
Provision of objective specialist advice in areas related to health, social care and/or community. This may include identification of options with recommendations as well as implementation and delivery.
A framework contract will be awarded to 40 suppliers.
We also reserve the right to award a framework to any bidders whose final score is within 1 % of the last awarded position. The last awarded position is 40th position.
Infrastructure including Transport
Provision of objective specialist advice on areas related to infrastructure and/or transport. This may include identification of options with recommendations.
Environmental Sustainability and Socio-Economic Development
Provision of objective strategic advice in areas related to environmental and/or sustainability. This may include identification of options with recommendations as well as implementation and delivery.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Bidders will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing The Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) registering for Access.
Once registered on the BravoSolution portal, you will be able to express your interest in this procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
Note: if you require additional users from your organisation to see the (ITT), do not repeat the above as this will create a new separate account; instead the registered user can add additional users to the existing account via Profile, User Management, Users expressing an interest.
To express your interest in this procurement:
1) Login to the BravoSolution eSourcing Suite portal: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
2) On the dashboard there is a quick links portlet, click on My ITTs;
3) On the next screen click on ITTs open to all suppliers;
4) The Management Consultancy Framework Three (MCF3) bid pack will be displayed;
5) Click on Express Interest at the top of the next screen;
6) You can now access the published documents in the BravoSolution portal.
For assistance please contact the eSourcing help-desk operated by BravoSolution by email at: email@example.com or by telephone at: 0345 0103503.
Responses must be submitted by the date stated in IV.2.2) of this contract notice.
Bidders will be assessed in accordance with the invitation to tender (ITT), CCS may take into account the following information:
— a statement of turnover, profit and loss account/income statement, balance sheet/statement of financial position and statement of cash flow for the most recent period of trading,
— forecast financial statements and cash for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position and/or
— an alternative means of demonstrating financial status.
We will use a credit reference agency (Dun and Bradstreet) to obtain a financial risk score (D&B Failure Score) for you and any members of your consortium or any nominated guarantor(s).
If the financial risk score associated with the framework is 51 or more, or there is an equivalent international score, you will receive a Pass for this question.
If the score is less than 51 or no financial risk score is available then we will ask for copies of your financial statements, audited if applicable, for the 2 most recent years.
CCS may also assess whether the selection criteria (in respect of III.1.3 Technical and professional ability), as set out in the procurement documents, is met on request from a framework agreement user (Buyer) prior to the proposed conclusion of a call-off contract with a value in excess of GBP 20 million.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at:
1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement;
2) Contract notice authorised customer list;
3) Rights reserved for CCS framework.
On 2 April 2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at:
Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.
To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement.
All certificates issued prior to 1 April 2020 or before 30 June 2020 on the existing scheme are valid until 30 June 2021. This includes those issued by Accreditation Bodies other than IASME.
On 30 June 2021, any certificate issued under the old scheme will expire.
Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information.
CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1 % of the last position.
Registering for access:
This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.
Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool:
For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at help@eSourcingsolution.co.uk or call 0800 069 8630.
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.