Procurement. You know the power it can hold.

Your buying decisions have the power to make life better for everyone across the country. Find out how CCS can help bring power to your procurement.

Digital transformation in local government

Digital transformation is playing a key role in creating the local government of the future. One where increased and improved use of technology can help evolve public services and meet the needs of communities more effectively and efficiently.

We’ve put together a guide for all councils undertaking digital transformation projects. It uses the cross-government agreed technology code of practice as a starting point and demonstrates how our technology agreements can help you wherever you are on your journey.

News and blogs

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Making responsible buying decisions

Your buying decisions have the power to boost your local economy, make our society fairer, strengthen communities and make our future greener. We are helping you do this by building modern slavery prevention, social value and sustainability into our commercial agreements.

Powerful procurement solutions for local government

Build a better future

We can help you buy everything from electricity to major construction and regeneration projects including highways. 

Our industry experts are dedicated to developing the widest range of innovative commercial agreements to help you not only save time and money, but also manage your needs efficiently and compliantly. We’re here to help you build a better future for your local area.

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From fleet to financial services

Whether you want to optimise your organisation’s finances, need help managing your fleet and travel arrangements or want to buy a wide range of office products and services – we’re here to help.

Our local government customers spend over £750 million each year through our wide range of corporate solutions agreements which provide the essential products and services that you need to run your organisation.

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The right people, with the right skills, at the right price

If your authority needs people and related services to help you to achieve your local priorities, we have the right commercial skills and solutions to support you.

We can help you access everything you need from contact centres, business consultancy and legal advice, to temporary and permanent recruitment, apprenticeship training, occupational health and more.

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Transforming your technology

In a constantly evolving technology market, it’s vital for local authorities to make the right decisions to provide efficient and cost-effective services for their local citizens and businesses.

We’re constantly exploring new ways of working and solutions that reflect the best use of technology. Through regular supplier engagement, we keep up with market developments and help to enable digital transformation. We have the best suppliers on board, including thousands of SMEs, offering flexibility, choice and a range of contract options.

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  • Towns Fund

    We are working in partnership with DLUHC and appointed consultants Arup to support local authorities with the Towns Fund programme. Our trusted customer team understands your priorities and challenges, and will work with you during the procurement stages of your bid to ensure you are aware of the complete range of solutions available to support your plan. Useful resources including latest news, blogs and events can be found on the CCS page of the Towns Fund website.

  • Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG)

    We teamed up with LCRIG and the Transport Technology Forum in the first a series of webinars designed to encourage fresh thinking in the sector. The webinar on ‘delivering innovation through collaborative procurement’ explored topics such as the procurement challenges faced by local authorities, how to make contracts more accessible to SMEs, funding, harnessing innovation and what the future of procurement might look like. Watch the webinar on-demand.

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.

Webinars and whitepapers

Whitepapers (1 )

  1. Attracting and retaining talent in the public sector following COVID-19: is your workforce strategy agile and resilient?

    In this paper we explore ways in which you can rise to the opportunities and challenges of attracting and retaining talent in the public sector, as the long term impact of coronavirus continues to unfold.

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Webinars (3 )

  1. Delivering social value through public sector procurement

    We will discuss the implications of the Social Value Act on public sector buyers and the growing demand for social value through contracts.

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  2. Tackling modern slavery in our supply chains

    Stamping out modern slavery in our supply chains is one of the UK government's top priorities. Watch our webinar to find out more.

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  3. Your Carbon Net Zero journey...let CCS help you towards a greener future

    In 2019 the UK became the first major economy to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. Watch our webinar to find out how CCS can help you on this journey.

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Digital Brochures (1 )

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    Commercial agreements: digital brochure

    Download our updated digital brochure for the latest information on our agreements and how we can help you add power to your procurement.

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