Local Government

CDS is an approved Crown Commercial Services supplier

CDS is an approved Crown Commercial Services supplier

We are the contracted supplier to 14 Local Authorities. Working with Local Government is part of our DNA.

We’re a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) approved supplier, enabling the UK public sector, including Local Government, Health, Devolved Administrations, Education and Not for Profit organisations to make substantial savings by using any of a number procurement routes to buy our services.

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Benefits of working with us

All Local Authorities face the challenges posed by decreasing budgets. Reducing cost is an imperative. Channel shift from print to digital offers significant cost savings, efficiency improvements and more flexible and timely service delivery. However just switching off print and transitioning communications to digital is a very crude approach and risks alienating or excluding your audience. At CDS we have developed tools and strategies to guide cost saving activities while protecting services.

We have over 20 years of experience working with large public sector organisations and we gave been the contracted supplier to several of the Local Authorities below for more than 10 years.

Local government clients include:

  • Basildon Council
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Borough of Poole
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Essex County Council
  • Harlow
  • London Borough Bromley
  • London Borough of Sutton
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Northamptonshire County Council
  • Surrey County Council
  • Thurrock
  • Wakefield Council
  • West Sussex County Council

Reasons to contact us

We’re contacted daily by government organisations for a variety of reasons, out-with current projects, contracts and work.

Typical questions and answers include:

Q: I’m unsure of the best procurement route and need services quickly without the cost and time involved in going through a full OJEU tendering process. How can I procure your services?

A: We’re on a number of approved Government Framework contracts and we’ll help you find the most appropriate route.

Q: Technology and solutions change quickly. I think we want X solution and need to go out to tender but we’re in the early stages and need advice as to whether X really is the best solution.

A: We are more than happy to provide advice and consultancy in the appropriate circumstances.

Q: We have a: digital / Business Intelligence / communications / branding / marketing / document management / application development etc project and our team needs expert support.

A: Our experts would be delighted to take your call and discuss your requirements. Our sales and account management team take a consultative approach. Our aim is firmly on helping you to succeed and to deliver a better service to your customers.

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