We are delighted to announce that GMS Security Services Ltd, part of the GMS Group, has been awarded a position on Crescent Purchasing Consortium’s (CPC) Security Services Framework for the supply of security services to the education and wider public sectors. The framework will initially run from Monday 13th April 2020 until Wednesday 12th April 2024.

After a period of sustained growth, including a number of contract and award wins, this will further enhance our market share in what is a very competitive sector.

Earning our place on the CPC framework enables us to be a trusted advisor to the education sector and underpins our commitment to this sector.  To achieve our place on the CPC framework, we were evaluated on a wide range of criteria, including our ability to execute, pricing, support services, and our service portfolio. GMS Security services were ranked in the top eight for 11 out of 12 lots.

Crescent Purchasing Consortium is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that is owned by the Further Education sector.  CPC provides its members with over 70 OJEU compliant frameworks, specialist advice on best spending practices and how to obtain best value for money, so they know only too well what education establishments look for in a security provider.

Peter McMullan, Category Manager at CPC said, “the level of competition for this framework was extremely high and we were delighted to receive bids from some of the leading providers in the sector; GMS Security Services demonstrated a high level of capability and competence in their submission and we are thrilled to have them on board.”

Lisa Nicholson, Commercial Director of GMS Group added, “We are trusted by many global brands to protect their assets year on year because we’ve earned it, so we look forward to taking our expertise into the FE sector.”

Lisa continued, “The brands we work with have exceptionally high standards. We now aim to offer our invaluable knowledge to colleges and universities with our new status, who’s risk profiles are ever-changing and therefore need the latest guidance, the most up-to-date technology and a partner who isn’t afraid to challenge what we know.”

GMS Security Services, part of the GMS Group, have been leading the security market in innovation, service and delivery since 1997.  GMS Security Services’ customers include: Jaguar Land Rover, CEMEX UK, AF Blakemore & Son, Grant Thornton, Avison Young, PWC to name but a few.