ISO 20700 – Guidelines for Management Consultancy Services

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ISO 20700, Guidelines for Management Consultancy Services, aims to help management consultancy service providers (MCSPs) and their clients improve transparency and understanding of their consultancy assignments, in order to achieve better results.

First published in June 2017, the appropriate application of this International Standard enables the service providers to reduce risk in management consultancy assignments, bring valuable expertise to an organization when initiating organizational growth and/or change and provide better value to its clients.

The National Advocacy Working Group's position on the standard

As the Canadian CMC designation meets the international ISO 20700 Guidelines for Management Consultancy Services, it is the National Advocacy Working Group's position that the ISO guidelines should be adopted by the Canadian Standards Council and recognized by federal/provincial/municipal procurement departments/agencies as a qualitative baseline for management consulting contracts, providing leadership and inspiration to the rest of the procurement community. Furthermore, that these agencies recognize the CMC designation as meeting and exceeding the ISO 20700 guideline, making consultants holding this designation as “preferred proponents” in any management consulting procurement process.

To learn more about ISO 20700, read a preview of the guidelines and the announcement about their publication. You can purchase the standard from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).