By bringing together the specialist knowledge of organisations across the third sector and the expertise of a group of small businesses (SMEs), KPMG and its partners have been placed on the Government’s preferred supplier list for contracts worth up to £2 million.
Following a competitive tender process KPMG and its partners have been awarded places on 8 of the Government’s rosters, covering areas ranging from financial strategy to internal audit and assurance services. KPMG’s appointment is part of the first phase of awards for ConsultancyONE – the recently launched single route for Government to buy consultancy services.
Alan Downey, head of public sector at KPMG, says: “Delivering improvements in public services under the current economic climate requires a change to the traditional approach. To deliver the cost savings that Government has rightly committed to and still retain high levels of service, all sectors - government, third sector and the private sector - must work together to provide the richest and most economically viable solutions to tackle complex needs.
“Our partnership is one which draws on the strengths of individual brands and organisations but builds on their proven track record of partnering to create an alliance which is able to support, reach and represent user voices and help Government identify needs that should to be responded to. We are delighted that KPMG has been given the opportunity to contribute to a programme that will deliver solutions in public services.”
The award is the first phase of the new consultancy framework developed by the Government Procurement Service (GPS). A second phase is expected to be announced later this month.
Mike Petrook, KPMG Press Office
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Notes to Editors:
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 12,000 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.8 billion in the year ended September 2012. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 156 countries and have 152,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. KPMG International provides no client services.