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Consult 18: Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services

Consult 18: Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services Framework

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Reference: SBS/17/SG/ZMC/9266

Framework Agreement Description

The Consult 18: Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services framework agreement provides a simple, compliant route to purchase Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services for NHS and public sector authorities. This consulting framework agreement covers the whole of the UK, with 10 distinct consultancy service areas including; healthcare consultancy, IT consultancy and ancillary consultancy services.



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Framework Agreement Information Consult 18: Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services Framework

When does the framework agreement start?
3 July 2018 - 29 December 2023

Who can take advantage of the framework agreement?
NHS and Public Sector Organisations within the UK

What does the framework agreement cover?
A fully OJEU compliant route to market for the provision of multidisciplinary consultancy services; covering a wide range of specialisms. The framework agreement encompasses both SMEs and also national providers and gives the option of procuring single or multiple services. Pricing options include day rates and also the possibility to agree innovative pricing models.
• LOT 1 Healthcare Business Consultancy, Leadership & Governance Strategy
• LOT 2 Healthcare Service Business & Transformation
• LOT 3 Healthcare Innovation & Research
• LOT 4 Health & Community
• LOT 5 IT Consultancy
• LOT 6 Finance
• LOT 7 HR
• LOT 8 Transport & Logistics
• LOT 9 Education
• LOT 10 Ancillary Consultancy Services

What are the benefits of using the framework agreement?
Ability to directly award a contract to approved suppliers on the framework agreement providing a timely and compliant route to market to meet your requirements.
Opportunity to run a mini-competition to meet the bespoke requirements of each organisation; as well as helping to drive further competitive pricing.
A range of pricing options and discount structures, settlements and volume spend rebates. The option to agree innovative pricing models is also available.
A mix of additional ad-hoc consultancy options available via the Ancillary Services provision
A range of suppliers to suit all requirements: from regional SME specialists, to national providers
The ability to utilise a number of contracts, enabling users to mix and match their requirements and tailor individual requirements.


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Which suppliers are on the framework agreement?

The NHS SBS Consult 18: Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services comprises a comprehensive mix of suppliers, split by service provision, geographical region and project value band.

 4C Strategies Ltd

  FTI Consulting LLP 

Niche Strategic Health Partners Ltd  

 60sticks Ltd

Fusion Health LLP

Nuwe Consulting Ltd (previously known as Consultancy Project Partnership and Morgan Hunt) 

 Akeso & Company Ltd

Gifford James Ltd 

Objectivity Ltd

 Aleron Partners Ltd

  Glue Reply (a trading name of Reply Ltd)

Ove Arup and Partners Limited 

 Amicus ITS Limited

Grant Thornton

PA Consulting Services Limited  

 Ankura Consulting (Europe) Limited Green & Kassab Limited t/a GK TransformationPick Everard 

 Archus Ltd

Hall Aitken

Premier Advisory Group

 Arcus Global Limited

Healthcare Clinical Informatics Limited (The HCI Group)

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 

Arke Ltd 

Healthcare Improvement Experts Ltd 

Primary Care Commissioning Community Interest Company (PCC CIC) 

Asphalia Holdings t/a Care Field Consultancy 

 i3Works Limited 

Private Public Ltd 

Attain Health Management Services Ltd 

In-Form Solutions Limited

Public Consulting Group UK (on behalf of Public Consulting Group Inc)

 Aurion Limited

Ipsos (market research) Limited  (trading as Ipsos) 

  Pulse Healthcare Limited trading as Espirita 

 Banks Cannell LLP

Kier Business Services Ltd t/a Kier Workplace Services 

RealWorldHR Ltd 

Bearing Point Ltd Kingsgate Interim Advisory and Investments LtdRedQuadrant Ltd

 Bidding Limited

Korn Ferry Hay Group Limited 

Rider Levett Bucknall UK Limited

Candesic Ltd 


Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd


L.E.K. Consulting LLP

Risual Limited 

Carnall Farrar Ltd 

Leadership Centre for Local Government 

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Carter & Corson Partnership Ltd 


RS Consulting Ltd T/A Breaking Blue

  Castlerigg Consulting Limited

Liaison Financial Services Ltd 

Rubicon Health Consulting Limited 

  Channel 3 Consulting Limited 

London Economics  

Siemens Healthcare Limited

Coventry University Services Ltd

Low Carbon Europe Limited (LCE)

Softcat plc  

CPC Project Services LLP

Mace Limited    

SQW Limited  

 Croner Group Limited

Matrix Insight Limited, operating as Optimity Advisors

Technopolis Limited 

 Deloitte LLP

Maxwell Stanley Consulting Limited

The Involve Foundation 

Ecorys UK Limited 

McKinsey & Company, Inc. United Kingdom 

The Retearn Group Limited  

Element 9 Ltd

Meridian Productivity Limited 

The Wellbeing Collective Limited  

Ernst & Young LLP 


The Workforce Development Trust Ltd t/a Skills for Health

ESRO, trading as Revealing Reality 

 Moorhouse Consulting Limited


Evolve-IT Consulting Ltd

Mott MacDonald Ltd

TogetherBetter Collaborative Consultancy

Foundation for Genomics and Population Health (PHG Foundation) 

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (AGCSU)


Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd 

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commisisoning Support Unit

WSP UK Limited

Freshwater UK Ltd 

NHS North of England Commissioning Support Unit (hosted by NHS Commissioning Board known as NHS England) 

Vela Group Limited 

Frontline Consultants Ltd

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit


Frost & Sullivan Limited 

NHS Transformation Unit  



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