New furniture framework supports the public sector’s safe return to work

Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) new Furniture and Associated Services agreement is supporting the public sector’s safe return to work.

Listed suppliers are offering a range of products including screens, hand sanitiser stations and temperature screening booths as well as consultancy to help plan space in line with social distancing guidance. There are also temporary solutions which can be removed when circumstances change and suppliers can provide furniture for staff who are working from home.

The agreement also offers public sector bodies access to security-rated CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) furniture.

The new framework also gives customers access to fitted and bespoke furniture, and includes suppliers serving the education sector.

Elizabeth Riley, CCS Commercial Lead for the framework, said, “We have extended what we have on offer with this brand new framework, in response to buyers’ needs. CCS consulted with a number of key stakeholders to understand the need for secure and bespoke furniture, and the needs of our education customers have also been included.”

80% of suppliers on this framework are SMEs, supporting the Government’s ambition that, by 2022, one third of procurement spending is with small and medium-sized businesses.

You can view the Furniture and Associated Services agreement here.