Helping you to make responsible buying decisions

We understand that 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 to achieve your commitments by building our commercial agreements to include social valuemodern slavery prevention and sustainability.

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Supporting local government

  • Informed by you

    We have set up a number of user networks to bring local authority colleagues together. This sharing of knowledge and rich sector insight helps us to provide the right solutions for you to deliver your local priorities effectively and efficiently.

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  • Adding value

    Our aggregation opportunities are designed to provide you access to significant financial savings. Additionally, we offer market leading Memorandum of Understandings such as Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce.

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Collaborating with partners and networks

We collaborate with many organisations, like the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities and the Local Government Association, to drive greater value for the public purse, maximise collective resource and share expertise.

We also partner with other public sector buying organisations such as PPMASOLACE and LCRIG to deliver joint commercial solutions and support you even better through collaboration.

Our range of networks, including the Skills Academy, Communities of Practice and the Local Government Knowledge Hub, provides colleagues with opportunities to learn and develop their understanding and supports you to build your capability.

Solutions that deliver what matters to you

Our team is here to support your local government requirements, from buildings and infrastructure to digital innovation and economic growth.

  • Carbon net zero initiatives

    We understand that local government, their communities, and supply chains have a significant part to play in responding to the climate emergency. We are here to help with our wide range of carbon net zero solutions.

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  • Local regeneration and economic growth

    Driving local economic growth is crucial to the communities local authorities serve. From large scale to locally funded schemes, we have a wide range of solutions to help you, while enabling social value.

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  • Refugee resettlement support

    From payment solutions and voucher schemes to language services and accommodation, we can help you provide efficient and effective refugee resettlement programmes in your community.

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  • Managing your physical assets

    Our buying power and access to sustainable solutions for your council buildings and housing stock can help you manage physical assets efficiently and effectively. Our specialist services can help you manage and maintain your buildings and housing stock.

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  • Digital technologies and innovation

    Constant developments in digital and technology, means the approach to service delivery is always evolving. Supported by our market insight and expertise, adopt these technologies’ full potential for the benefit of local communities and your own staff.

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  • Build back better with financial services

    Save, generate, or recover money while focusing on social value initiatives with our financial services solutions. With the power to strengthen supply chains and support your local communities, we are here to support you.

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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.

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Your buying decisions have the power to make life better for your community, your employees and the environment. Our buying power,  along with our social value and sustainability initiatives, we can help you make the right decisions.

Case studies, news and blogs

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Webinars and whitepapers

Whitepapers (1 )

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    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 )

  1. CCS digital brochure 2022

    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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