Operational Overview

Government

BMT acts as an independent consultancy supporting government organisations during the definition, procurement and delivery of services.


We leverage our expertise in managing complex projects from many industry sectors to support the provision of efficient, reliable and effective services across the government sector. Our success is demonstrated by a number of major new framework and project wins during the year.


The market for our services was strong with austerity programmes driving organisational changes within the UK and the need to find new ways of efficiently allocating and managing scarce resources.


During the year, we won significant new work in the UK, Canada and Australia. In the UK this success included the Government Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) ConsultancyONE Framework, which is becoming the de facto procurement route for the provision of business and management consultancy contracts of values between £100,000 and £2 million. We won places on lots covering management consultancy work in two specific areas – policy development and advice and organisational strategy. We are also working within the functional advice and support category in the two key areas of change management and procurement.


Also in the UK the G-Cloud frameworks 3, 4 and soon to be 5 continue to offer BMT opportunities, such as the provision of business and management consultancy. These developments have led to our expansion both in resources and offices where our London office increases our opportunity for engagement with major UK government departments and our new Winchester office is similarly well positioned for the south.


Overseas, our expertise in modelling flood plains has been a key input to government and state plans as they look for economically viable solutions to overcome more frequent severe weather events, and we continued to offer engineering and technical support to a range of government departments.


We continue to take part in key government forums and conferences, working across the group, to deliver national and state sponsored projects.


Looking ahead, we see strong demand, both in the UK and beyond, across our management and technical consultancy services to support the increasing pressure for government services to be ‘right sized’. We will continue to broaden our engagement with central government and its agencies, including the emergency services. In doing this we expect that our status as an independent consultancy, with no ties to solution providers or other stakeholders, will remain a valuable asset


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Highlights

  • 1
    BMT won a range of work within the UK Government Procurement Service’s ConsultancyONE Framework.
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    BMT managed a team of over 25 consultants to provide specialists ranging from enterprise architects to infrastructure and database designers. The Ministry of Justice is continuing to procure our expertise, the most recent project involves providing it with the means to make better informed decisions regarding the management of applications used across UK prisons.
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    BMT is under contract with the UK Home Office to support its programme for the creation of the National Police Procurement Hub.
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    The BMT ConsultancyONE team delivered the process review to support an Ofsted action plan for Devon County Council’s schools and colleges – a first for BMT.
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