Diamond Logistics achieves Crown logistics supplier status

UK based Diamond Logistics has announced it has been awarded Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supplier status to provide services to public sector bodies in the first ever logistics and warehousing framework agreement (RM6074).

The CCS is designed to support the public sector to maximise commercial value in procurement of common goods and services. Diamond Logistics will now be part of the public sector supply chain for central government, NHS, Department for Education and Department for Health & Social Care.

It is the first framework agreement for logistics and warehousing set up by the government. According to Diamond Logistics, this “means that we are able to provide the following services and solutions to our public sector customers:

“Lot 1 – Logistics – Transport Secure collection, transportation and delivery using road transportation through the provision of lorries, vans, motorcycles, bicycles and other appropriate means of transportation.

“Lot 2 – Logistics – Warehousing and Storage Internal storage, external storage and warehousing.

“Lot 7 – Healthcare Logistics – Transportation and Storage Transportation, storage and management of pharmaceuticals, blood, tissue, biological samples, healthcare materials, medical equipment and other healthcare-related services.”

Following the agreement, Paul Gisbourne, managing director at Diamond Logistics, says: “Securing a place on the Crown Commercial Framework Agreement elevates Diamond Logistics to the same space as supply chains which service the Ministry of Defence, Aerospace, NHS and Secure Government sectors. This enables Diamond Logistics to bid for contracts which support these divisions. It opens up many opportunities for our business, which has national reach and extensive courier resource.

“This is a very exciting award for Diamond Logistics. It’s a privilege to be able to work with one of the  biggest public procurement organisations in the UK. “

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