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IT Consultancy Services (Consult 18)

NHS SBS IT Consultancy Framework

Potential saving opportunities 5% - 10%

Lot 5 - Consult 18: Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services

Reference: SBS/17/SG/ZMC/9266

Framework Agreement Description

The IT Consultancy Services Framework Agreement, part of the Consult 18 Framework Agreement, includes specialist consultancy and advisory services related to the use of data and information used within the NHS and public sector. This consultancy framework agreement for IT services includes the review, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities and systems associated with the delivery of IT services.

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Framework Agreement Information NHS SBS IT Consultancy Framework

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

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

Service offering
Services offered under the IT consultancy services framework agreement include, but are not limited to;
• Forecasting, planning and strategy
• Programme and project management
• Business case development
• HR and organisational strategy
• Operational modelling
• Commissioning services
• Procurement and supply
• Risk and opportunity management
• Capability development
• Transformation, change and assurance
• Policy advice and review
• Economics, analysis and research

What does the framework agreement cover?
The framework offers a fully OJEU compliant route to market for the provision of IT consultancy services; covering a wide range of services. 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.

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 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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Supplier Details

 4C Strategies Ltd

 IndigoBlue Consulting Limited

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit 

 Amicus ITS Limited

 In-Form Solutions Limited

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


 Kier Business Services Ltd t/a Kier Workplace Services

 Objectivity Ltd

 Arcus Global Limited


 PA Consulting Services Ltd

 Arden & GEM CSU


 Prederi Limited now known as Bearing Point Ltd

 Carnall Farrar Ltd

 Liasion Financial


 Castlerigg Consulting Limited

 Matrix Insight

 Private Public Ltd

 Channel 3 Consulting Limited

 Maxwell Stanley Consulting Limited

 Public Consulting Group UK

 Coventry University Services Ltd

 McKinsey & Company

 RedQuadrant Ltd

 Deloitte LLP

 Mersey Internal Audit Agency (MIAA)

 Risk and Policy Analysts

 Element 9 Ltd

 Moorhouse Consulting

 Risual Ltd

 Ernst & Young LLP

 NEL Commissioning Support Unit

 Softcat plc

 Evolve IT Consultancy

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commisisoning Support Unit 

 The HCI Group

 Glue Reply

NHS North of England CSU 

 Vela Group Limited


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