Best Practice Buying


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The IC has produced a guide on purchasing and managing consultancy assignments.

Buying Consultancy Service Guide

  • How do I buy a consultant?
  • How do I know if i'm getting value for money?
  • What is consultancy best practice?

As the only UK professional body that represents both individual consultants and consultancy firms we are often the first port of call for prospective clients who want to ensure their purchasing process abides by best practice in order to demonstrate maximum value to internal stakeholders.

As a result we have produced a succinct 'Buying consultancy services' guide for anyone to access. The guide covers planning, internal stakeholder engagement, contractual terms and the tender process among many other process steps. Within the guide there links to other documents created by the Institute of Consulting including a framework for managing internal stakeholders and a checklist for using management consultants from our exclusive member resource ConsultingDirect.

Buying consultancy services guide (PDF)