Alan Leaman, CEO of the MCA, gives his opinion on the first phase of the new ConsultancyONE framework on the MCA blog:
“The biggest difference with previous government frameworks is the most obvious – there are many more firms for buyers in the public sector to choose from.
This is a welcome step forward. Previous framework lots have been drawn narrowly, giving buyers only a limited choice and excluding many quality firms from the process. Opening up this framework has particularly increased the number of SME firms who are likely to be successful – though this now needs to be reflected in the business that goes through the framework and not just by their appearance on a list…”