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COBIC support and services now available across the UK public sector through pan-government framework agreement

On 8th November, the consulting arm of COBIC, a consulting partner of OptiMedis-COBIC UK, was awarded a place as member of a consortium of value driven expert consultants on a prestigious government framework of pre-qualified providers. The following press release provides more information.

Press release from COBIC

7th November 2017

COBIC are delighted to announce that, as part of a new cross-sector collaboration, we have been awarded places on the Crown Commercial Service Framework RM3745 for Management Consultancy in Lots 5, 6, and 8.  

The award follows an extensive evaluation of hundreds of potential suppliers, and gives UK public sector organisations direct access to in-depth expertise and support across the areas of Health & Community, Education, and ICT & Digital.  

Working in partnership with public sector consultancy PPL and partners ASE, COBIC, Collaborate, Cordis Bright, Innovation Unit, LaingBuisson, Mansfield Advisors, National Voices, NA Wilson Associates, OPM Group, SSAT, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Social Finance,, we were successful in scoring maximum available quality marks in all areas.  Customers can now access our resources and support via PPL’s listing in each of these Lots.

The RM3745 Management Consultancy Framework (MCF) replaces Consultancy One and is valid until 2021, providing a “compliant, cost effective way for central government and the wider public sector to access a variety of consultancy advice from a wide range of suppliers”.  

Our collaboration brings together leading specialists to offer a genuine and cost-effective alternative to traditional consultancy firms and models – providing a breadth of core consulting and management skills, paired with extensive sector knowledge and expertise.

Combined, the collaboration employs over 150 permanent staff drawn from a range of backgrounds including global consultancies, experienced managerial and frontline experts.  Teams are already working in partnership with local areas to deliver improved outcomes for individuals and communities throughout the UK.  

Each of the partner organisations is a leader in their own specialist area. Together, we are working to a shared vision, shared standards, shared values, and a shared rate-card to support our clients to meet the demands upon 21st century public services. Current joint projects and programmes include work with commissioners and providers of public services to develop their strategies, expand their capabilities, and deliver practical change, with individuals and communities at the heart of the process.

“We are proud that COBIC’s expertise on outcome, integrated care and system transformation have recognised for the quality, value and innovation that we bring to the commissioning and provision of health and care services. We very much look forward to working with new alongside partner organisations that share our values to bring measurable and meaningful improvements in outcomes for citizens and value for tax payers." -  Dr Nicholas Hicks, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, COBIC

COBIC is an independent consulting organisation founded in 2012 to support health and care systems improve a) the outcomes that matter most to patients, citizens and communities and b) value for the tax-payer through the development of outcome based commissioning and population based accountable care.