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CCS plays an important role in helping the UK public sector save money when buying, common goods and services. CCS commercial agreements use competitions among suppliers to increase quality and value. The collective purchasing power of their customers, plus their procurement knowledge, means they can get the best commercial deals in the interest of tax payers. 

Advantages of buying through CCS 

  • Buyers get competitive prices because suppliers can sell large volumes of their products and services to UK public sector organisations as though they were supplying a single customer 
  • CCS vets and reviews suppliers regularly. This saves you time finding suppliers and checking their reliability 
  • A large number of suppliers from multinational companies to small and medium sized business (SMEs) 
  • Contracts include performance management, obliging suppliers to improve value and service over time 
  • Contracts comply with public sector procurement regulations 
  • Standardised contract terms reduce administration 
  • Free to use for public sector and third sector organisations 

The current Crown Commercial Services Framework we’re on is RM6157

YPO supplies products and services to a wide range of customers including schools, local authorities, charities, emergency services, public sector and other businesses such as nurseries and care homes. 

They’re 100% publicly owned, by 13 local authorities, which means the profits they make are returned to our public sector customers, delivering even better value for money. 

They have a large choice available from leading UK suppliers, so they can provide you with everything you could possibly need to successfully run your organisation. 

As they can combine your demands with their other customers, they can negotiate a better deal for you than if you tried on your own. All of this means that you receive the best possible range and prices without ever having to compromise on service or quality. 

YPO Framework’s we’re on are 001022 and 001046, which cover both the supply of Uniforms and Work Wear for The Emergency Services and Wider Public Sector.

ESPO is a public sector owned professional buying organisation (PBO), specialising in providing a wide range of goods and services to the public sector for over 40 years. They offer a comprehensive, one-stop shop solution of over 25,000 catalogue products, 120 frameworks and bespoke procurement services, all with free support and advice available from their expert teams. 

Being 100% owned by the public sector means that any surplus they make after recovering their costs is returned to the public purse. 

Their Customers 

From their head office and distribution centre based in Leicester, they service over 20,000 public sector customers across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

These customers come from all areas of the public sector including: 

  • Education 
  • Local Authority and Government 
  • NHS and Emergency Services 
  • Wider public sector 

Their Values 

Their values guide everything they do at ESPO, helping them to provide the best possible service to their customers and operate in a way that’s line with their public sector ethos. 

  • Working together 
  • Positivity 
  • Trust and Respect 
  • Customer focused 
  • Openness and transparency 

The current ESPO Framework we’re on is 144_19.