Our category experts explain a range of solutions we're providing and how you can take advantage.

The current pandemic has increased pressure on frontline services with many local authorities, NHS trusts and blue light organisations needing to meet the increased demand for commodities and equipment required to support the COVID-19 response.

This is a challenge for many organisations where contingency stocks need to be stored and distributed locally in order to meet urgent, uncertain and varying demand from the communities they serve. 

How we’re supporting you

Our Logistics and Warehousing framework is already helping significantly with the storage and distribution requirements of organisations like yours. We provide a range of solutions to support the regional and national COVID-19 response.

We’ve helped with storing and distributing: 

  • PPE 
  • test kits 
  • medical equipment 
  • critical commodities 

The solutions available cover a broad spectrum, from ad-hoc short-term storage to longer term warehousing provision including temperature controlled environments, MRHA and GDP compliant storage and agile supply chain logistics.

A framework for fast, efficient and effective procurement

Framework agreements are increasingly becoming the desired route to market offering compliant, cost effective and rapid procurements underpinned by the Public Sector Contract (PSC).  This is even more critical at this unprecedented time when councils have enormous pressure placed upon in-house resources. 

Our pre-evaluated framework suppliers that include regional and national SMEs together with larger global companies offer a wide range of innovative products and services. These solutions can be tailored to meet your specific and local needs.  

We also provide a tried and tested way for organisations to reach out to the market in order to determine the best solutions. Our category teams are here to offer support and guidance around market capabilities, effective pricing structures and standardised contract terms.   

Social value matters

In addition, we place social value at the heart of our agreements and this first ever Logistics and Warehousing framework can deliver on key benefits such as:

  • COVID-19 recovery achieved by local PPE storage and distribution
  • regional employment growth through recruitment and business opportunities
  • supply chain resilience delivered by our SMEs through collaboration
  • a clear roadmap to tangible delivery of environmentally sustainable and Carbon Net Zero logistical solutions

Empowering you to make better buying decisions

If you want to find out more information on the above please visit our Logistics and Warehousing framework page.

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a category expert at CCS, please complete our short contact form and we will be in touch.

You can also call us at 0345 410 2222 or email us at info@crowncommercial.gov.uk.