Accredited with all major UK public procurement organisations

Procurement frameworks help customers evaluate potential suppliers and typically include access to standardised forms, contracts and templates.

They include comprehensive qualification and suitability criteria which support Crown’s credibility and capability to deliver high quality, value for money services in a sustainable way.

Crown is an accredited and pre-qualified supplier under the following frameworks:

Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to gain the greatest commercial value when buying common goods and services.

It is the largest public procurement organisation in the UK used by central government and across the public sectors with billions of pounds of spending each year.


ESPO is a public sector owned professional buying organisation, serving the education sector, local authorities, central government bodies & agencies, the NHS and emergency services.

Procurement for Housing

Procurement for Housing (PfH) is a national procurement consortium dedicated to driving efficiency and improving procurement practice for more than 900 social housing providers throughout the UK.

NHS London Procurement Partnership

NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) is a national procurement hub serving the health community in London and beyond. Its members extend across the acute, community and mental health sectors, as well as primary care and clinical commissioning.

London Universities Purchasing Consortium

London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to achieve value for money for its members in their procurement of goods and services, in a way that benefits its members, society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) is one of the largest purchasing consortia in England and its members across the education sector (mainly based in southern England) benefit from a comprehensive set of high-quality procurement services that add tangible value.

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) delivers outstanding collaborative procurement services to 40 Higher Education members in the North West and across the UK.

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is the procurement centre of expertise for all of Scotland's universities and colleges. APUC aims to maximise the value of Scotland's investment in further and higher education by working in partnership with institutions to support and enable sustainable innovation in procurement and shared service optimisation.

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Ltd

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Ltd (NEUPC) is a Higher Education purchasing consortium established to deliver and manage a wide range of collaborative framework agreements supporting the needs and objectives of over 60 members.

In addition Crown has a number of direct frameworks with public sector bodies such as Universities and Government departments.

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