Professional Services Partnership (PSP) 3

‘I am delighted to confirm that the standstill period for the PSP3 framework ended without incident, and the letters of award have now been sent to the successful bidders.

Peter Barclay, Alliance Manager

These are (in alphabetical order):-

Lot 1 Professional Services:


Amey Consulting

Lot 2 Secondments



AECOM and Waterman are the primary suppliers for their respective lots.

Click here to download the PSP 3 contact card that provides communication details for the supplier framework managers.

The contract start date was 29 April 2019 so the framework is now live. Community Framework Board meetings take place bi-monthly with all four suppliers. Orders can be placed subject to the framework selection processes. In brief these are:-

Lot 1 Professional Services

  • call off from primary supplier
  • sub regional call off
  • mini- competition between both suppliers

Lot 2 Secondments

  • call off from primary supplier
  • mini- competition between both suppliers

These PSP 3 framework documents are now available:

You can download the PSP 3 Framework Information via the links below:


You can open the link to the OJEU Award Notice.

A number of workshops and planning events have been held and learning, training and development to support delivery of the PSC is available via the MHA learning management system lms. Find out more by clicking on the learning, training and development ‘tab’ on the left hand side of this screen.

Click on login if you already have a learner account; click on register to open a learner account.

Background to the development of PSP 3

The Executive Board discussed a replacement for the PSP2 framework at its meeting in November 2017. They agreed that some soft market testing should be done; with agreement on how best to make the opportunity as attractive to the market as possible.

It was evident that, given the level of interest in the framework but it is recognised that there was a requirement to move away from the single supplier model.

The Prior Information Notice (PIN) Notice was issued in January 2018 asking for industry views on how procurement should be organised and 15 responses have been received.

Information of the contract opportunity was available on contract finder

A working group has been set up and this has identified three options to take forward. Details of these have been released in the latest PIN, released on Tuesday 15 May – this can be viewed here

Suppliers were asked to make their comments via the pro contract system.

These were reviewed by MHA Executive Board in mid-June who preferred a four lot option, two for Professional Services and two for secondments.

Following feedback from the presentation at the MHA 2018 annual event, work has continued on developing the framework document. As a result, at its meeting in October 2018, the Executive Board agreed to the framework consisting of two lots, one for Professional Services and one for secondments.

There will be two suppliers on each lot

update 01/03

A team of assessors from across the MHA have started to mark the tender submissions for the Professional Services Framework, and we should know the outcome before the end of March. There was a healthy interest from the industry in the framework, which consists of two lots, Professional Services and Secondments, with two suppliers being appointed to each lot.