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CCS Launches New Social-value Enabled Framework

07 July 2022
 

The Crown Commercial Service has awarded 44 suppliers places on its new Facilities Management & Workplace Services Framework.

Mitie, Wates FM, ISS and BAM FM are amongst those appointed for public sector FM contracts, live as of this July. CCS RM6232 – Facilities Management & Workplace Services replaces the existing framework, RM3830 – Facilities Management Marketplace, with a renewed priority of social value. Only appointed suppliers are able to bid for work under RM6232 for contracts with a combined total of up to £36bn in value.

The feedback-based changes include also include a net-zero module, as well as a focus on improving clinical waste management and training.

 

"Procurement via the CCS Facilities Management and Workplace Services Framework will create an environment where we can understand a client’s needs and provide a service that enhances their operations."

 

– James Gregg

Managing Director, Wates FM

 

Value for Money

 

The Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn, supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

James Gregg, Managing Director of Wates FM, commented: “As an FM provider that has proudly been working within the public sector for a number of years, we know that value for money will always be a primary concern for our clients. Framework procurement is a very powerful means of achieving cost efficiency and this comes with an assurance that clients will always receive a high quality service. 

“We see ourselves very much as partners to our clients and procurement via the CCS Facilities Management and Workplace Services Framework will create an environment where we can understand a client’s needs and provide a service that enhances their operations. In every case, this will come with a promise that we will invest in extensive social value initiatives to ensure our work through the framework has a meaningful impact on those around us.”

Brian Talbot, Managing Director, Central Government & Defence, Mitie, said: “We are proud to continue our support for the UK’s public sector through our appointment to this framework. As one of the government’s strategic suppliers providing facilities management services, we are excited to bring our innovation-led approach to deliver efficient, safe and sustainable spaces for government.”

 

Picture: two people at a desk with a pen, pad, and laptop. Image credit: Unsplash.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 07 July 2022

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