Estates Professional Services framework
On 22 August 2017, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) released details about their new framework, which they claim could significantly reduce the cost of managing public sector estates.
The Estates Professional Services framework (RM3816) enables organisations to purchase help in managing their estates and assets through advice, guidance and associated services. This could help reduce property costs, release unwanted property assets, and the identify savings and opportunities for generating income from land and buildings.
The CCS estimates that the framework could save public sector bodies such as local councils, NHS trusts, schools, emergency services and housing associations around £35 million over the next four years. Over the course of the framework’s next four years, CCS expect spending of £430 million, with more than one-third of the businesses supplying the new agreement being SMEs.
For the first time, the framework provides access to vertical real estate suppliers, as well as a managed procurement offering. The framework also has a focus on regional expertise, prompted by more SMEs winning places to supply estates services to the public sector than ever before.
The framework will be structured into 4 ‘lots’, with the inclusion on ‘lot 2’ of regional panels.
- Lot 1 - National.
- Lot 2A - East Anglia.
- Lot 2B - East & West Midlands.
- Lot 2C - London & South East England.
- Lot 2D - North East England.
- Lot 2E - North West England & North Wales.
- Lot 2F - Northern Ireland.
- Lot 2G - Scotland.
- Lot 2H - South Wales & South West England.
- Lot 3 - Vertical Real Estate.
- Lot 4 - Facilities Management and Property Services (Procurement Managed Service).
This new agreement aims to complement the CCS’s other property frameworks (Project Management and Full Design Team Services, Facilities Management, and Construction), enabling the provision of a comprehensive property management solution package.
For more information, see CCS Agreements.
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