UK-Leicester: business and management consultancy and related services
Consultancy Services for ESPO. ESPO, on behalf of the Pro5 group of professional buying organisations, is seeking to establish a framework agreement with a number of suppliers for the provision of consultancy services specifically for local government 2012/S 11-017319
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (see www.espo.org) on behalf of the ‘Pro 5’ Group of Professional Buying Organisations (see http://www.espo.org/index.asp?CMD=PRO)
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park
Contact point(s): Hollie Ruston
LE19 1ES Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162657928
Fax: +44 1162944399
General address of the contracting authority: www.espo.org
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Organisations stated in section II.1.5
further information contact ESPO, Barnsdale Way
LE19 1ES Leicester
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
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ESPO’s existing consultancy framework covers a range of consultancy areas, including generic business consultancy (e.g. change management, finance, HR), as well as more local government focused consultancy (e.g. engineering, marketing, treasury management). Following consultation with Pro5’s member authorities, a variety of other consultancy areas specifically for local government have been identified. Given the distinct differences in the supply base for generic business and specialist areas of consultancy, it is clear that two individual solutions are required.
Recognising that the Government Procurement Service (GPS) is currently in the process of establishing their Consultancy ONE framework, which will cover a wide range of generic business consultancy areas for use by central government and the wider public sector, it is the intention that Pro5 will direct local government customers to the Consultancy ONE framework where the framework meets their consultancy needs, rather than Pro5 creating a duplicate framework for local government.
Pro5’s retendered consultancy framework will therefore aim to complement the Consultancy ONE framework by focusing specifically on local government needs. The framework will consist of a range of lots which reflect and represent local government requirements, market engagement over the coming months shall however determine the actual consultancy areas covered.
Although a formal procurement process will commence later in 2012, organisations who believe they may wish to tender to be included in the framework, or who wish to participate in the market engagement, are invited to express an interest by contacting ESPO as per the details given in this notice.
Whilst initially for use by local authorities served by the Pro5 Group (see http://www.espo.org/index.asp?CMD=PRO), being Central Purchasing Bodies as defined by the EU Combined Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC, the Framework Agreement may also be open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; Central Government Departments and Agencies; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/ojeu-framework-permissible-users.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information