LaingBuisson are delighted to announce that, as part of a new cross-sector collaboration, we have been awarded places on the Crown Commercial Service Framework RM3745 for Management Consultancy in Lots 5, 6, and 8.

The award follows an extensive evaluation of hundreds of potential suppliers, and gives UK public sector organisations direct access to in-depth expertise and support across the areas of Health & Community, Education, and ICT & Digital.

Working in partnership with public sector consultancy PPL and partners ASE, Collaborate, Cordis Bright, Innovation Unit, Mansfield Advisors, National Voices, NA Wilson Associates, OPM Group, OptiMedis-COBIC, SSAT, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Social Finance, we were successful in scoring maximum available quality marks in all areas. Customers can now access our resources and support via PPL’s listing in each of these Lots.

The RM3745 Management Consultancy Framework (MCF) replaces Consultancy One and is valid until 2021, providing a “compliant, cost effective way for central government and the wider public sector to access a variety of consultancy advice from a wide range of suppliers”.

Our collaboration brings together leading specialists to offer a genuine and cost-effective alternative to traditional consultancy firms and models – providing a breadth of core consulting and management skills, paired with extensive sector knowledge and expertise.

Combined, the collaboration employs over 150 permanent staff drawn from a range of backgrounds including global consultancies, experienced managerial and frontline experts. Teams are already working in partnership with local areas to deliver improved outcomes for individuals and communities throughout the UK.

Each of the partner organisations is a leader in their own specialist area. Together, we are working to a shared vision, shared standards, shared values, and a shared rate-card to support our clients to meet the demands upon 21st century public services. Current joint projects and programmes include work with commissioners and providers of public services to develop their strategies, expand their capabilities, and deliver practical change, with individuals and communities at the heart of the process.

Henry Elphick, Chief Executive of LaingBuisson, said:

“We are proud to be part of this forward looking consortium. Together I believe we can truly offer an alternative approach to consultancy assignments for central government and the wider public sector, bringing new thinking and the different strengths and expertise of the consortium partners.

“For LaingBuisson, we welcome this opportunity to showcase our market intelligence, consulting and data solutions in this sector. We have knowledge and insights into the health and social care sectors reaching back over 30 years and are already the chosen provider of data on the independent healthcare market to the Office for National Statistics.”

Claire Kennedy, Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director, PPL, who are co-ordinating the consortium, said:

“We are proud to be recognised for the quality and value of the projects and programmes we and our partners are involved in across the UK public sector. We are looking forward to partnering with new clients, sharing and building-upon solutions that work with and for local people to deliver meaningful improvements in their lives”.


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