How we can help you

We know that for all local authorities tight control over budgets and resources is a key priority. Over the last decade, local authorities have faced a reduction to core funding from the government of nearly £16 billion. We want to help you save time and money when buying business goods and services, so that you can focus on the things that really matter in your local area.

You can use our commercial solutions free of charge, and we’re committed to helping you achieve maximum value by leveraging our category expertise and national buying power. We recognise the importance of social value and are developing the deals and support to allow you to place this at the heart of your procurement.

We have a dedicated team who work closely with the Local Government Association (LGA) and other buying organisations, such as Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO), North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) and Yorkshire Procurement Organisation (YPO), to help you achieve your procurement goals.

How we’re helping our local government customers

Our account team work with individual local government customers, procurement groups, and the Local Government Association to help you achieve your procurement goals.

  • Placing social value at the heart of your procurement

    We recognise that maximising value means both saving money and securing social value for your residents and communities. That’s why we’re committed to making sure that you can use our deals to deliver the specific social value benefits you are looking for. 

    All of our 20 most popular frameworks can help you deliver social value opportunities now, such as environmental sustainability, and we are ensuring that all relevant new deals will give you the flexibility to decide on your own specific social value benefits. We can also provide you with tools and guidance to help you build the social benefits you want into procurements and measure the social value elements of bids received.

  • Addressing modern slavery

    Slavery is a real and present risk in our supply chains and we have a moral, and legal duty to address it. Following the example of local authorities, the government have committed to voluntarily produce a statement on how we are managing risks related to modern slavery in our supply chains in 2019.

    At CCS we are committed to making a difference through our procurements. CCS works closely with the Home Office Modern Slavery Unit on developing and improving policy. We are using the modern slavery assessment tool as part of our drive to understand the risk of slavery in your supply chains; we can help you identify your high risk contracts and build in approaches to manage those risks in your procurements.

  • Bulk buying power

    By combining your requirements with those of other public sector organisations we can help you make even greater savings. We do this by using our bulk buying power to make your requirements more attractive to suppliers. 

    Joining one of our aggregations will save you time, as well as money, as we run the procurement for you, so there is very little administration for you to deal with. 

    Typical savings include up to 40% on vehicles, 50% on mobile voice & data services and office supplies, and 30% on tablets.

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