Crown Commercial Service celebrates 10th anniversary

Crown Commercial Service has announced that it has saved over £3.8 billion of taxpayer money over the last year, as the organisation celebrates its tenth anniversary.

More than 21,000 public sector organisations are now supported by CCS, including schools, hospitals and prisons.

Over the last decade, 10,000 suppliers have been brought onto agreements - 7,500 of them are SMEs.

CCS is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office, and was established to replace the Government Procurement Service. The aim was to centralise government procurement spend and helping the public sector to better extract value from its commercial and procurement activity.

Alex Burghart, Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office, said: "Over the past ten years, Crown Commercial Service has brought substantial benefits to its customers across the public sector.

"Through its offer of a wide range of choices and working to bring better value across their commercial activity, CCS has already helped customers to achieve billions of pounds of savings.

"I congratulate the CCS on all that it has achieved in its first decade, and look forward to seeing its continued success and growth."

Simon Tse, CEO of CCS, said: "CCS’s 10-year anniversary is an exciting milestone, not only because we have so much to look back on and be proud of, but also because it marks the start of our next chapter.

"I would like to say a special thank you to our fantastic team (past and present) for all of their hard work and dedication – and to the many amazing customers and suppliers we have had the pleasure of working alongside."

"We are still on a journey of changing and evolving as an organisation to ensure that we can achieve everything we have set out to achieve in our ambitious strategy."