The Crown Commercial Service has brought together Government’s central commercial capability into a single organisation, amalgamating Government Procurement Service with other commercial teams from the Cabinet Office and central government departments.
We are an executive agency of the Cabinet Office and operate as a trading fund under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973. Our remit is to work with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery.
Our goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services. We have brought together advice and direct buying to ensure that policy development is closely linked to implementation, with more emphasis on pre- and post-contract activity to extract more value for the taxpayer.
With both service delivery and advisory capability, our services include contract management and supplier performance management to ensure that the Government acts as a single customer; freeing up individual organisations to focus their procurement expertise on what is unique to them.
We also work closely with arm’s length bodies, non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies and organisations across the whole of the UK public sector including health, local government, education, devolved administrations, emergency services and not for profit organisations.
There are a number of ways you can access our services: self service via the website; assisted delivery, such as aggregated eAuctions and national further competitions which we run on behalf of multiple customers; and a fully managed service for departments.
Our services are delivered by more than 2,600 suppliers, of whom more than 50% are SMEs. Our value for money, commercial solutions are fully EU compliant to save you time and money. We provide solutions for the core commodity areas covering energy, travel, fleet, office solutions, communications services, print, professional services, ICT, eCommerce, construction, research, facilities management and property.
To begin the conversation about how we can work with you please contact our customer service desk on 0345 410 2222 or email info[at]ccs.gsi.gov[dot]uk