Issue details

Professional Services Framework

This report sets out the proposals for the procurement of consultancy and specialist professional services.

Call-off contracts each have an individual statement of work or programme that is subsequently formalised following competitive procurement or direct award into a call-off contract. The use of the framework will be subject to the appropriate governance on a case by case basis as part of an options appraisal. 

There is no financial commitment to this call-off contract, but it sets the terms and conditions of business between the Council and Bloom Procurement Services Ltd. The Council has paid Bloom Procurement Services £1.2m for projects put through the current framework over the last 3 financial years.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/02/2020

Decision due: March 2020 by Director of Finance and Support Services

Lead member: Katharine Eberhart, Director of Finance and Support Services

Contact: Neil Robb, Category Lead, Resources Email: Tel: 033022 29426.

Consultation process

Representation can be made via the officer contact by the beginning of the month in which the decision is to be taken.



Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill Tel. 033022 22551

Background3: A Council that Works for the Community


Background papers

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