Procurement of Consultancy Services

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Please could you provide a breakdown of which mechanisms you procure consultancy services from, specifically:

1. Do you use national procurement frameworks to procure consultancy?
a. If so, which frameworks do you use, and what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the frameworks you are part of.

2. Do you use third party neutral vendors/procurement solution providers (eg ESPO, Bloom, Procurement hub) to procure consultancy?
a. If so which do you use, and what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the vendors you use.

3. Do you use internal frameworks to procure consultancy? (IE frameworks that are not national, that you administer yourselves or share with a small number of other local authorities)
a. If so what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the frameworks you have and when will they expire/re-open for applications.

4. Have you procured consultancy services through your own unique, project specific tender processes? (for example advertising a tender for a specific consultancy piece of work)
a. If so what proportion of your consultancy spend was procured through this route, and where do you advertise such opportunities?

5. Have you procured consultancy services through any other mechanisms in the last 12 months? (for example direct awards). If so what proportion of your consultancy spend was this for.

Yours faithfully,

Benjamin Barnes

BMSDC Data Protection,

Dear Sir,

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BMSDC Data Protection,

Dear Mr Barnes,
 
We refer to your recent request for information.
 
Request:
 
Please could you provide a breakdown of which mechanisms you procure
consultancy services from, specifically:
 
1.      Do you use national procurement frameworks to procure consultancy?
a.      If so, which frameworks do you use, and what proportion of your
consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the
frameworks you are part of.
 
2.      Do you use third party neutral vendors/procurement solution
providers (eg ESPO, Bloom, Procurement hub) to procure consultancy?
a.      If so which do you use, and what proportion of your consultancy
spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the vendors you use.
 
3.      Do you use internal frameworks to procure consultancy? (IE
frameworks that are not national, that you administer yourselves or share
with a small number of other local authorities)
a.      If so what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12
months has been on each of the frameworks you have and when will they
expire/re-open for applications.
 
4.      Have you procured consultancy services through your own unique,
project specific tender processes? (for example advertising a tender for a
specific consultancy piece of work)
a.      If so what proportion of your consultancy spend was procured
through this route, and where do you advertise such opportunities?
 
5.      Have you procured consultancy services through any other
mechanisms in the last 12 months? (for example direct awards). If so what
proportion of your consultancy spend was this for.
 
Response:
 
1.      Do you use national procurement frameworks to procure
consultancy?  We are not part of any frameworks nor operate our own for
other organisations to use.
a.      If so, which frameworks do you use, and what proportion of your
consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the
frameworks you are part of. N/A
 
2.      Do you use third party neutral vendors/procurement solution
providers (eg ESPO, Bloom, Procurement hub) to procure consultancy? The
procurement strategy we use depends on the requirements and where suitable
we may use frameworks; previously we have used ESPO, Crown Commercial, and
NHS frameworks. 
a.      If so which do you use, and what proportion of your consultancy
spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the vendors you use. We
do not record information on the % or value of our expenditure which used
frameworks of different types, so this information is not available.
 
3.      Do you use internal frameworks to procure consultancy? (IE
frameworks that are not national, that you administer yourselves or share
with a small number of other local authorities) We are not part of any
frameworks nor operate our own for other organisations to use.
a.      If so what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12
months has been on each of the frameworks you have and when will they
expire/re-open for applications. N/A
 
4.      Have you procured consultancy services through your own unique,
project specific tender processes? (for example advertising a tender for a
specific consultancy piece of work) Babergh District Council procures
consultancy services as these are required. Other than the coding to the
subjective in our GL accounts  we do not specifically record details of
consultancy expenditure as this is often professional and technical
services.
a.      If so what proportion of your consultancy spend was procured
through this route, and where do you advertise such opportunities?  See
above.
 
5.      Have you procured consultancy services through any other
mechanisms in the last 12 months? (for example direct awards). If so what
proportion of your consultancy spend was this for.  See above.
 
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