Public sector awards consulting contracts worth £1.3 billion
The UK’s public sector handed out more than 700 consulting contracts in the seven months of 2019, totalling a value of over £1.3 billion. According to analysis by Consultancy.uk in collaboration with Tussell, while the biggest contracts typically involved the Foreign Office, Brexit was not the only show in town as DEFRA and the MoD also handed out large sums for advisory work.
Government launches £2 billion management consultancy framework
The Crown Commercial Service has commenced the second tender process to award firms a place on its Management Consultancy Framework. Management Consultancy Framework 2 (MCF2) is projected to be worth over £2 billion, and will pertain to business consultancy services; procurement, supply chain, and commercial consultancy services; complex and transformation consultancy services; and strategic consultancy services.