Help for new buyers and suppliers

Getting to grips with procurement

Learning about how public procurement works can be daunting if you are new to the field. These pages explain what Crown Commercial Service (CCS) does and how we can help you with your procurement.

Whether you are looking to make a purchase on behalf of the public and non-profit sectors or supply products and/or services to them, CCS can help you.

Choose the option below that suits your needs.

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  • Are you looking to buy through CCS?

    Buy goods and services from suppliers in the private sector.

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  • Are you looking to sell through CCS?

    Sell goods and services to UK public sector buyers.

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