UK tenders pan-govt advisory framework

The Crown Commercial Service has issued a tender for a whole range of advisory services that will act as a framework for public bodies to draw down from, including for specialist corporate finance advice for infrastructure.

Under the direction of the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matt Hancock, the contracting authority is putting in place a “pan-government framework agreement for use by UK public sector bodies”. These include local authorities, NHS bodies, devolved administrations and others.

Split into seven lots, the framework agreement covers a wide variety of services, including corporate finance advice, advice on and execution of specific debt and equity capital markets transactions and corporate finance advice relating to portfolios of financial assets. Lot six refers specifically to corporate finance advice in relation to the infrastructure sector.

The framework will run for 48 months from the award of the contract. Interested parties have until 3pm on 21 December to submit their tenders.