Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) Consulting Services

Framework ID: 664_21

1 September 2021 - 31 August 2025


With a wide range of areas covered, the framework allows for a wide range of needs; from consultations on waste and recycling, to finance, to auditing consultancy services. The flexibility of this framework allows it to be convenient, with the possibility of selecting more than one consultancy service from numerous service providers but all accessed in one place – saving you time, money and your mind.

You can procure Methods services through the following Lots: 

  • 1 Business Services
  • 4b Social Care (Adults)
  • 4c Social Care (Children)
  • 6a Operational IT
  • 6b Strategic IT
  • 8e Housing and Housing support
  • Lot 10 Strategic Projects


  • Compliance with UK/EU procurement
  • Flexibility to select more a broad range of consultancy service from numerous service providers
  • Pre-vetted service providers assessed against financial stability, track record, experience and technical & professional ability
  • Pre-agreed terms & conditions to underpin all orders
  • Focus on social value benefits throughout the framework, including partnering with the Social Value Portal

How can you buy our services?

Suppliers can be selected via mini competition. Please refer to the buyer’s guidance here.

Further information

If you would like more information on how to procure through any of Method’s frameworks, please contact bidteam@methods.co.uk