Powerful partnerships in procurement

Strategic partnerships and effective collaboration benefit our customers across the whole of the public and third sector in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our dedicated team work closely with a number of strategic partners to ensure effective collaboration.

We work with Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Assembly government departments and non-departmental government bodies, local councils, NHS trusts, police and emergency services, housing associations, schools, colleges, universities and charities.

Our strategic partners include: 

  • Scottish Procurement Directorate and Scotland Excel
  • Construction Procurement Delivery (CPD) Northern Ireland
  • Welsh Government’s Commercial Delivery Team

Your buying decisions have the power to strengthen your local economy

Collaboration with Centres of Procurement Expertise, such as NHS National Services, Advanced Procurement Universities and Colleges (APUC), Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales (HEPCW), NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) and the Business Services Organisation (BSO/PALS) helps shape our commercial agreements. This ensures we support the needs of the devolved administrations and take account of local policy and legislation. For example, Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, The Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016, Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and the Code of Practice.

Current collaborative projects across devolved administration organisations include:

  • Scotland: construction, fleet and liquid fuels
  • Wales: travel and technology
  • Northern Ireland: fleet, technology and construction

Making responsible buying decisions

Our commercial agreements can help you achieve your sustainability and social value objectives and address the risk of modern slavery.

Find out more

Watch the short video to learn all about our Procurement Essentials series. You can also view the transcript.

Our bitesize guides to common procurement concepts

Our new Procurement Essentials series covers a wide range of topics to help demystify the procurement process including the basics of frameworks, effective contract management, how to evaluate bids, and how to write a specification. 

We’ll be continuing to add new articles every month, sharing our top tips and guidance to help you save time, maximise every pound and bring power to your procurement.

You can now find all of our Procurement Essentials articles in one place.

Blogs, news and case studies

Browse all devolved news articles

Bringing power to your procurement

Your buying decisions have the power to make life better for everyone across the country. Find out why you should be making those decisions with CCS.

Get in touch

We're here to help power your procurement. Tell us if there is something we can help you with and one of our expert team members will be in touch.

Your details

Please give us as much detail as possible.

Do you need a callback? (optional)

For information about how we use your data, you can read our privacy notice. When you submit this form we will add you to our mailing list and send you our newsletters, or information about our products and services.

You will receive an email when you submit your details. You can unsubscribe using the link in the email.

Talk to us

You can also contact us by email or phone

Email: info@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: 0345 410 2222

CCS customer services team is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.