Business Consultancy Services
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
A report of the Director of Finance sought the Cabinet’s approval to join a Merseyside collaborative contract with Matrix SCM for the provision of business consultancy services.
The contract incentivised the provider to approach the market on behalf of Councils who were party to it to obtain the best deal in terms of quality and price. Payment would only be made to the provider if they were able to return a saving to the Council. Based on current expenditure on consultancy services savings were estimated to be in the region of £200,000 per year. These were built in to the procurement strategy which had an aggregate target to deliver £2.7 million savings in 2011-12. Progress against this target was reported elsewhere on the agenda.
(1) the Authority become a party to the Merseyside collaborative contract with Matrix SCM for the provision of business consultancy services; and
(2) this contract be the sole contract for the primary engagement of consultants by the Council.
Publication date: 19/10/2011
Date of decision: 13/10/2011
Decided at meeting: 13/10/2011 - Cabinet
Effective from: 27/10/2011