Castle Water has secured the recommended supplier status for the second bulk competition of a major national framework through the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) for the provision of water and wastewater services to the public sector in England.
As one of the first water retailers to successfully carry out a bulk transfer of English public sector customers, Castle has been at the forefront of innovation in the UK water market. The results of the further competition run by CCS now means that Castle Water can successfully extend its services to additional public sector customers.
John Reynolds OBE, Chief Executive of Castle Water, said:
We appreciate that the public sector needs to receive high service standards, while achieving real cost savings. We are very pleased with the savings and the service standards provided to our existing CCS customers. This recommendation will enable Castle Water to deliver immediate savings with high service standards to additional customers through the Crown Commercial Service framework.
Sam Ulyatt, Strategic Category Commercial Director for Crown Commercial Service, said:
In April 2017 we brought the largest public sector water framework agreement to the UK market. The agreement is supporting the public sector to receive whole life value in service and costs reduced on its customers water bills, leveraging the buying power of the public sector to support the delivery of efficient and effective public services.
CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.