Crown Commercial Services supplier framework news

NC Associates is pleased to announce it has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Framework Contract for Lot 6 Estates, Facilities Management and Ancillary Staff, as part of a consortium with other Bluestones Investment Group companies.

Wayne Caunce, NC Associates MD, commented:

“Our CCS supplier status for this non-clinical supply framework is a testament to the combined strength of the Bluestones Group’s balanced portfolio of recruitment and staffing service businesses, and the capability of NC Associates to provide a high-quality, value-added recruitment service to the businesses it works with”.

NC Associates is a professional services recruitment business that provides a range of recruitment and staffing consultancy services focused typically on the provision of white-collar personnel. Headquartered in central Manchester, their primary region extends across the ‘Northern belt’ of England, from Liverpool to Leeds, and through the extended network of its parent company, Bluestones Group, has the capability to support recruitment activities throughout the UK.

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8 billion – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Bluestones Investment Group is a specialist investment group that’s focused on the recruitment sector, operating a balanced portfolio of recruitment and staffing service businesses. The framework inclusion for Bluestones involves a consortium entry from businesses within the Group’s portfolio, including: NC Associates, Cogent Staffing, Bluestones Staffing (Northern Ireland), and Bluestones Supply Chain.

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