Decision details

Consultancy Support for the LGR work

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Strategic Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek approval for the procurement of Consultancy Services to support the LGR work.


That the Authority uses the Management Consultancy Framework Three (MCF3) via Crown Commercial Services (CCS) - Lot 3 - Complex & Transformation. To appoint up to 10 suppliers to provide consultancy support during the LGR process.

Please note that this decision was taken under special urgency and call in exemption procedures and is therefore not open to call in.

Reasons for the decision:

This Framework has multiple suppliers offering a range of specialisms giving us the opportunity to be flexible with a fluid specification to call on consultants as and when.
NYCC do not have the capacity and expertise to advise on these matters in house and due to timescales the only viable option is to utilise an existing Framework Agreement.

Alternative options considered:

Discussions have taken place with CCS in relation to the Management Consultancy Framework Two (MFC2) – this was discounted due to the newly released Management Consultancy Framework Three (MCF3).

Publication date: 20/09/2021

Date of decision: 14/09/2021