CCS framework (RM6242)

Public sectors can purchase from us using the Crown Commercial Service framework for Construction Professional Services DPS

EFA Engineering have been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Construction Professional Services DPS (RM6242) agreement

What does the CCS agreement mean?

A Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreement, in EFA’s case the RM6242 service, refers to a CCS framework for the provision of construction professional services. It signifies a pre-established procurement arrangement that public sector organizations in the UK can use to efficiently and compliantly obtain construction-related expertise and services. This agreement streamlines the process for government entities to access a pool of qualified suppliers offering a range of construction professional services, ensuring value for money and adherence to procurement regulations.

What are the benefits of using the CCS agreement?

Having a CCS agreement like RM6242 for construction professional services offers several advantages:

  • Streamlined Procurement: It simplifies the procurement process for public sector organizations, saving time and effort in sourcing and vetting suppliers.
  • Cost Savings: The agreement leverages bulk buying power, often securing better pricing and discounts due to aggregated demand.
  • Access to Qualified Suppliers: It provides access to a pool of pre-vetted and qualified suppliers, ensuring that only competent and compliant professionals deliver services.
  • Compliance and Governance: The agreement aligns with procurement regulations and standards, ensuring compliance and reducing the risk of non-compliance issues.
  • Efficiency and Time Savings: Avoiding lengthy tendering processes, it expedites the acquisition of required services, enabling quicker project initiation and completion.
  • Quality Assurance: By working with approved suppliers, there’s an assurance of quality in services rendered, reducing the risk of subpar work.
  • Transparent Terms and Conditions: Clear and standardized terms within the agreement simplify negotiations and contracting, promoting transparency in transactions.

In essence, the CCS agreement for construction professional services offers a structured, efficient, and compliant way for public sector entities to access the expertise they need for construction projects while ensuring value for taxpayers’ money.

Who are the Crown Commercial Service?

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) are an executive agency and trading fund of the UK government. It’s responsible for improving government commercial and procurement activity. CCS supports various public sector organizations in obtaining goods and services efficiently and economically by providing centralized procurement frameworks, advice, and support.

What does it do?

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) oversees government procurement and commercial activities in the UK. It manages purchasing frameworks, negotiates contracts, provides guidance on procurement practices, and helps public sector organizations buy goods and services more efficiently and cost-effectively. CCS aims to save the taxpayer money, ensure compliance with regulations, and promote fair and transparent procurement processes across government entities.

Who can use its services?

The RM6242 services provided under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework are available for use by various public sector organizations in the UK. This includes central government departments, local authorities, NHS bodies, schools, and other public sector entities such as emergency services, housing associations, and charities. These organizations can access and utilize the professional construction services for their projects and initiatives.

Find out more information about CSS here.