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OPM Group support and services now available across the UK public sector through pan-government framework agreement

Thursday 9 November 2017


OPM Group 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.

The Crown Commercial Service has set up these frameworks to be used by any UK public sector body including:

  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Local Authorities
  • Government Departments
  • NHS Bodies

The robust process to date means that bodies can use the framework to commission without the need for extensive additional tender processes, making it a quick and effective way to find the right supplier.  Subject matter includes projects involving:

  • Social and Public Health Policy
  • Hospital Management
  • Primary Care
  • Charity and Third Sector Organisations
  • Mental health
  • Alternative Delivery Models

Working in partnership with public sector consultancy PPL and partners ASE, COBIC, Collaborate, Cordis Bright, LaingBuisson, Mansfield Advisors, National Voices, NA Wilson Associates, SSAT, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the Innovation Unit 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.

OPM Group are delighted to be included in the PPL consortium, bringing our particular specialisms in Health and Local Government.

“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”.

Claire Kennedy, Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director, PPL

PPL is an independent consulting organisation founded in 2007 to support the public sector enhance health, wellbeing and economic success across the UK. PPL are proud winners of the overall UK MCA Consulting Excellence Award for Client Service & Value 2017, Institute for Continuous Improvement in Public Services Award 2017 and Patient Experience Network National Award 2016.