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Crown Commercial Service smashes first year savings target

NHS Supply Chain is proud to report that following its first year of operations, as part of the new operating model for NHS Supply Chain, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has recorded savings of £2.1 million, surpassing its target of £550,000 by an impressive £1.5 million this year alone.


The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is an executive agency, sponsored by the Cabinet Office, which brings together policy, advice and direct buying, providing commercial services to the public sector and saving money for the taxpayer. 


CCS was awarded a three-year contract in October 2017 to be the Category Tower Service Provider for Office Solutions. Office solutions products and services include office supplies, (stationery), office furniture, NHS printed stationery, batteries and torches and printable patient identification wristbands.


CCS has a three-year savings target of £4.05 million to deliver by 2020. Its strategy to achieve this target includes working with market leaders and leveraging overall market share, reducing unnecessary product spend, sourcing alternative products and listening to customer feedback via product sampling. 


Jin Sahota, CEO of the new NHS Supply Chain, says: “I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this significant achievement. The savings delivered by Crown Commercial Service demonstrates the ability of the new operating model to deliver real value back to the NHS. We look forward to our continued partnership with them.”


Simon Tse, CEO of CCS, adds: “We are proud of the savings we have been able to bring the NHS in our first year as part of the new NHS Supply Chain. We have a relentless focus on demonstrating value for money and will continue to leverage the collective buying power of the NHS.”