The Crown Commercial Service is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office. It plays a vital role helping protect front line services, delivering savings through its aggregated end to end procurement solutions and managed service.
Public Sector organisations can use the CCS to source property advice. This can make the procurement process simpler as the property firms on the framework have already been quality checked and the fees are set.
In August 2017 Ryden won a place on the CCS Estates Professional Services (EPS) Framework RM3816 in Scotland. This is the first time the CCS has created regional frameworks across the UK for estates services.
The RM3816 framework gives public sector organisations (including local government, health, education and emergency services) access to all Ryden’s services including; valuation, rating, agency, building consultancy, project management, strategic asset management, compulsory purchase and landlord and tenant issues.
If you are a public sector organisation you can register as a potential buyer on the CCS website which will give you access to the published rates and more detailed guidance on whether your project falls within the framework.
Employing local professional services firms through the CCS can help organisations reduce property overheads, dispose of unwanted assets, and identify opportunities to make savings and generate income. It also helps speed up the process of securing advisors by avoiding a cumbersome full tendering process.
Ryden can be employed either on the Scotland Region EPS Framework or through the National EPS Framework as a member of the Regional Agent Partnership (RAP) led by Sanderson Weatherall.
You can also visit the CCS website: ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/contracts/rm3816