Property consultant Cluttons has taken a place as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service's (CCS) Estate Management Services (EMS) framework.
It is the first time that Cluttons has been chosen by the CCS for the framework, and the firm says its inclusion boosts its growing public sector offer. The appointment means that Cluttons could take a share in an estimated £500 million worth of contracts.
Cluttons said it was selected for its range of services across the property life cycle, particularly its professional, management and strategic consultancy expertise.
The adviser said the win augments its growing relationship with several central government and local authority clients and “will act as a catalyst to further strengthen the company’s platform of public sector services across the property life cycle”.
These services include specialist infrastructure knowledge on electric vehicles, digital connectivity, bespoke data management and flood defence advice. The company has experts in London, Bristol, and Oxford and its recently opened Northern hub in Manchester.
The CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21 CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04 billion.
Cluttons has been appointed to five lots:
- estate property management;
- agency and lease management;
- surveying and strategic advice;
- valuation and compulsory purchase orders; and
- business rating services.
Mark Sambridge, head of corporate real estate and data consultancy at Cluttons’ management division, said: “This framework win comes as a result of several years of hard work; building up a client base and creating a position for Cluttons as an alternative provider of real estate services to the public sector. As a forward-thinking company, we want to be involved in developing innovative property solutions around such areas as hybrid working, ESG and levelling up as they gather speed post-pandemic. Public sector organisations are leading the way in thinking around how buildings are used, managed and occupied and this framework enables us to join CCS in playing a pivotal role supporting the public sector in their delivery of groundbreaking initiatives.”
James Gray, managing partner, added: “The public sector is key for the future of our business and this appointment provides a boost to the hard work of a number of teams who work together seamlessly to offer clients so much more than traditional siloed real estate advice.”