Baxendale are delighted to announce that, following an extensive and highly competitive evaluation process, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) in the UK has awarded us and our partners a consultancy framework agreement covering the areas of Business, Finance, and Health, Social Care and Community.
The Crown Commercial Service RM6187 Management Consultancy Framework Three (MCF3) replaces previous government consulting frameworks (MCF1 and MCF2) and is valid until 2025.
It was created to enable central government and wider public sector customers to access cost effective consultancy advice from a range of suppliers across business, strategy and policy, complex and transformation work, finance, HR, procurement and supply chain, health, social care and community, infrastructure including transport, and environmental sustainability and socio-economic development.
Baxendale has won a place on this framework with our Sonder partners COBIC, Collaborate CIC, Cordis Bright, Edge Health, Gemserv, Healthworks, Innovation Unit, LaingBuisson, Mutual Ventures, National Voices, PPL, The Social Care Institute for Excellence, Social Finance, SSAT and Traverse.
Baxendale Managing Director, Ceri Jones commented, “We are delighted to have won a place on this framework alongside our partners. Now more than ever, Health and Social Care providers need to work in news ways, moving from competition towards collaboration and integrated working – and the breadth and depth of expertise offered by our partnership members makes us extremely well placed to meet these challenges and others laid out in the NHS Long Term Plan. I look forward to us demonstrating the strength of our collective efforts, whilst delivering on Baxendale’s mission to help clients develop solutions to transform health and wellbeing outcomes”.
The Sonder partnership brings together leading specialists to offer a genuine and cost-effective alternative to traditional consultancy firms and models. Since 2016, the partnership has been working with government and across the public services to provide both breadth of consulting and management skills and support, paired with deep sector knowledge and expertise.
Combined, partnering organisations employ over 350 experienced professionals drawn from a range of backgrounds including global consultancies, experienced managerial roles, and frontline public sector expertise. Joint teams from the partnership are already working with organisations, teams and local places across the UK to deliver better outcomes for individuals and communities.
Each organisation is a leader in their own specialist area. Together, partners work in blended teams with public sector colleagues to a shared vision, shared standards, shared values; all underpinned by a social-entrepreneurial model of support to address the demands upon 21st century public services.
Recent partnership projects and programmes include supporting the development of integrated care systems and partnerships, recipients of the HSJ Award for System Leadership; addressing social and economic inequality; providing analytical and modelling support, including to the national “Getting It Right First Time” (GIRFT) programme; supporting Greater Manchester in developing evaluation and learning from their local systems; developing the new integrated health and care system for the Isle of Man; and working to support local authorities, voluntary and community services, the Department for Health & Social Care and the NHS throughout the UK’s pandemic response.