Buyer Profile – Crown Commercial Service (CSS)

Twitter: @gov_procurement

CCS plays an important role helping the UK public sector save money when buying common goods and services. They are the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK. They use our commercial expertise to help buyers in central government and across the public and third sectors to purchase everything from locum doctors and laptops to police cars and electricity. The collective purchasing power of their customers, plus their procurement knowledge, means they can get the best commercial deals in the interests of taxpayers.

CCS helps thousands of public and third sector buyers in the UK with billions of pounds of spending each year. They have a wide range of commercial agreements to help them buy what you need, when you need, saving you time and money. CCS commercial agreements use competition among suppliers to increase quality and value. In 2019/20 they helped more than 18,000 customers achieve commercial benefits totalling over £1 billion of public money. Their customers can buy a wide and varied range of common goods and services through CCS. For example:

  • paper
  • police cars
  • language services
  • facilities management
  • contact centres
  • management consultancy
  • utilities
  • networks
  • building materials
  • temporary nursing staff
  • digital specialists

NewBusiness.Dev have an unrivalled track record assisting companies to win Crown Commercial Service procurements. If you are bidding or intend to bid for a CCS tender, then contact us at to arrange a supplier insight briefing to learn more about CCS and how it evaluates the tenders it receives.

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