Mencap, the charity working with people with learning disabilities, is inviting public affairs agencies to pitch for its parliamentary monitoring and advisory account. The current account holder, PR21, has been invited to repitch.
The successful agency will work alongside Mencap's six-strong policy and campaigns team, reporting to Mencap's head of campaigns, Richard Kramer and parliamentary officer Rosemary Gandy.
Mencap wants a parliamentary service that provides an early warning and research service, monitoring and analysing daily business in both Houses and across Whitehall.
The consultancy would also be expected to provide a regular assessment of government and parliamentary thinking, ad-hoc advice on appropriate responses to government initiatives and a quarterly report on its own activities.
'We are looking to forge a strong relationship with a public affairs consultancy to support us in making our case to government,' Kramer said.
Consultancies have been invited to submit a written proposal to Mencap by mid-September, identifying the significant issues facing the charity over the coming years.
Short-listed agencies will be called to make a presentation to Kramer and his team in early October.