CMS appointed to Scottish and Welsh Procurement Alliance
Leading window, door and curtain walling manufacturer and installer CMS Window Systems has further strengthened its position as one of the UK’s leading fenestration partners to social housing providers by securing a place on the two most widely used public sector procurement frameworks in Scotland and Wales, the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) and the Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA).
The company is one of a select few suppliers who have been able to demonstrate compliance with stringent technical, quality, supply chain management and customer service criteria set out by the SPA and WPA. Backed by leading UK procurement body, LHC, the SPA and WPA chooses only the best suppliers to join its frameworks. This enables them to provide public sector clients with assurance in terms of price competitiveness, procurement efficiency, legislative compliance, access to project data, deliveries, service levels and much more.
Winning a place on the SPA and WPA ‘Windows, Doors and Associated Products’ framework for PVC-U windows and doors strengthens CMS Window Systems’ position in the social housing and public sector markets, in which it has an excellent track record. The company is already a preferred supplier on Scotland Excel’s framework for replacement windows and doors, and it is a long term fenestration partner to some of the UK’s largest social housing providers, including Fife Council, North Lanarkshire Council and East Dunbartonshire Council.
Chris McGinn, Senior Client Support Manager at Scottish Procurement Alliance, said: “The standards for becoming a SPA appointed company are set high, which ensures our partners get the best. We are delighted that CMS Window Systems has been appointed to our new WD1 Windows and Doors framework and we are looking forward to working with them on future projects.”
CMS Window Systems’ appointment to the WPA will enable specifiers in Wales to replicate the success of many Scottish social housing landlords in terms of delivering sustainable windows and doors which perform well in the long term with high tenant approval ratings. The company’s manufacturing capabilities extend to South Wales where its close partnership with PVC-U systems manufacturer Duraflex facilitates local fabrication to support Welsh jobs.
David Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer at CMS Window Systems added: “We’re delighted to be joining the SPA and WPA procurement frameworks for PVC-U windows and doors, which will enable many more social housing providers in Scotland and new customers in Wales to access our high quality products and services with ease and confidence. It is another important step on our path to growth following a record financial year in 2017-18 and the opening of our new door manufacturing facility in Fife.
“We’ve clearly demonstrated our corporate, technical and service strengths to the SPA and WPA and support their ethos in optimising the procurement process. Our extensive product portfolio is ideally suited to the needs of today’s housing specifiers, including housing comfort, energy efficiency and long term value, supporting the major transformation which – in Scotland – continues to be driven by the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH).”
Operating from its 15-acre main manufacturing and recycling facility and HQ at Castlecary near Cumbernauld, together with its new door manufacturing and recycling plant in Kirkcaldy, CMS Window Systems continues to be one of Scotland’s fastest growing manufacturing businesses. The company has been backed by mid-market private equity investor LDC since May 2016, when it secured a significant minority investment to further support the business’ expansion across Scotland, Wales and England.
Find out more about CMS Window Systems at www.cmswindows.com