Building Materials and Equipment

UK government departments, devolved administrations and the wider public sector can access a range of building materials, equipment and associated services.


18/10/2021: This agreement replaces the Construction Products Consumables and Materials agreement. It will run for a fixed 4 years and there will be no options to extend.


We have awarded a total of 36 suppliers across 9 lots to provide the following services:

  • heavy and general building materials
  • heating and electrical products
  • domestic kitchens
  • paints and solvents
  • flooring
  • tool and plant sale and hire
  • protective wear

This agreement brings together industry with the end user to promote collaborative working practices. It is 1 of 4 agreements that form the CCS integrated strategy for construction along with:

The terms and conditions for this agreement are under the Framework Alliance Contract (FAC-1). This is a flexible, standard form contract that helps to merge teams into an alliance and provides customers with improved results from using an agreement.

This agreement will run for 4 years with no option to extend.


  • value for money: includes capped rates until July 2023 for product list items (excludes transport costs)
  • provides the contracting authority with an opportunity to improve on the framework price through further competition
  • sustainable products and less waste: suppliers provide sustainability action plans which show how they will reduce the environmental impact of their products
  • suppliers will measure and monitor their own sustainability impact and that of their supply chain across multiple areas
  • direct award: you can buy products from the core list using direct award
  • fast and flexible: enables you to use and amend a range of the most commonly used contract forms to ensure they meet your own internal governance
  • expert knowledge and support: our experienced team will offer both technical and commercial support
  • you can also access a range of specific guidance documents and templates on the BME knowledge hub
  • social value: we invite all suppliers to take our modern slavery assessment and all suppliers must provide an annual Slavery and Human Trafficking report
  • flexibility:  to tailor social value requirements in each further competition to meet your needs (includes net zero and reduction of pollution)
  • Framework Alliance Contract: award contracts across multiple construction frameworks to provide not only materials but professional services and construction works
  • evolving core list: we regularly review our core list of products and prices to ensure it reflects market developments and customer demand

Carbon Reduction

All suppliers for this agreement have committed to comply with the Procurement Policy Note 06/21: 'Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts' as required. If a supplier is required to publish a carbon reduction plan, you can find it on their individual supplier details page.

Products and suppliers

There are 34 suppliers on this agreement

Lot 1: Heavy Building Materials And One Stop Shop


2 suppliers

Lot 2: Plumbing, Heating And Bathrooms


1 suppliers

Lot 3: Electrical Products


6 suppliers

Lot 4: Paints And Solvents


4 suppliers

Lot 5: Flooring


4 suppliers

Lot 6: Kitchens (Domestic)


2 suppliers

Lot 7: Personal Protective Equipment (Workwear, General And Specialist)


18 suppliers

Lot 8: Building And Construction Tools & Equipment - Purchase


9 suppliers

Lot 9: Building And Construction Tools & Equipment - Hire


6 suppliers

How to buy

 You can buy from this agreement using:

Further competition will take around 4 to 6 weeks to complete, depending on the size and scale of your need. You should keep this in mind if you plan to use this route to market. You also have the option to use E-auctions.

You can use our CCS eSourcing portal to run your further competition.  If this is your first time using our eSourcing suite, you will need to register an account.

If you have already registered, sign in to your eSourcing account.

To buy through this agreement you will need to:

  1. decide which lot(s) best fit your needs
    1. if you need any help with this, contact the team
  2. register as an additional client with CCS by completing the registration form
    1. once completed, you will need to email the registration document to our customer service centre
    2. there is no joining fee and no commitment even after registering
  3. to use this agreement the additional client will also need to complete an additional client user agreement form 
  4. once completed, you will need to email the form to our customer service centre.
  5. you will then receive an additional client (customer) reference number
    1. you should put your reference number on all your communication between suppliers and ourselves
  6. you should follow the procedures set out in Schedule 4 which is also contained within our full customer guidance document 
  7. place an order using the appropriate project contract listed below
    1. the contracts are also listed in paragraph 5, Schedule 5 of the Framework Alliance Contract
  8. complete the award notification form
    1. if appropriate, you can also complete the case study form
  9. Return your completed award notification form and case study form (if appropriate) by email to CCS

Choosing your contract

You can use the following contracts under this agreement: