Professional Services

PSP 1 (ended March 2015)

  • £26m throughput of work in 4 years (expectation was 13m)
  • 14 member authorities using PSP1 (expectation was 6)
  • £3.5m savings generated (expectation was £1.4m)

PSP 2 (ended April 2019)

  • Procurement process complete and awarded to AECOM Waterman on 28 April 2015
  • Delivered nearly £61 m worth of engineering, environmental, planning and design services in its four-year tenure.

PSP 3 (ended August 2023)

  • The two successful bidders for Lot 1: Professional services were AECOM and Amey Consulting, and the two successful bidders for  for Lot 2: Secondments Matchtech and Waterman Aspen
  • The framework delivered 147m worth of professional services and temporary secondments over four+ years


Successful procurement process for a framework that incorporated lessons learned as well as preferences to deliver

  • supplier workload equity
  • intuitive commissioning, performance management and review processes
  • The three successful suppliers for Lot 1: Consultancy Services: Amey Consulting, AECOM and WSP; and two successful suppliers for Lot 2:  Temporary Professional Staff and Secondments: Waterman Aspen and Matchtech


  • Delivered 60 schemes worth £250m


  • MSF 2 delivered 47 schemes worth £295m
  • Good practice review – NEC/CDM 2015 training


  • Successful procurement of MSF 3
  • Learning and development opportunities to support NEC4 commissioned and available to members, contractors and their supply chain
  • MSF 3 schemes value– stage 0 (quotation) – to stage 2 (construction) £371m; completed schemes £159m (November 2023)


  • Successful procurement of MSF 4

Service Improvement Groups (SIG)

  • 16 Service Improvement Groups available for members to join
  • Upgraded SIG site – with secure access to a extensive range of information on SIG for registered members
  • Asset management best practice
  • nearly 290 entries (made by SIG members) on the Efficiencies and Benefits log since 2010
  • SIG meetings  – with a corresponding increase in participation from MHA+ member authorities and MHA+ framework suppliers

Skills and MHA+ development

  • Employment and Skills plans in place for all medium schemes framework, adding social value -that benefits local communities
  • Bespoke learning management commissioned providing access to a range of learning, training and development interventions for our members, contractors and their supply chain
  • updated MHA+ skills and competency framework to support commissioning that adds value to MHA+
  • A range of training, learning and development interventions (NEC4, project sponsor, PM/SM accreditation, virtual learning modules)
  • bite size technical webinars provided by our PSP framework suppliers
  • Bespoke information sharing platform (isp) commissioned  – providing secure access to MHA+ information for registered users