CMS Window Systems is in the running for a highly respected award which recognises the best suppliers to Scotland’s public sector.
The company, which is Scotland’s largest window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer, has been shortlisted for the Partnership Working award in the prestigious Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards 2020. This is the awards programme of Scotland Excel, a Scottish Government-recognised centre of procurement expertise, providing a non-profit shared service funded by Scotland’s 32 local authorities.
The awards programme takes place every two years and honours the valuable role of businesses that go the extra mile when supplying goods and services through Scotland Excel contracts. Scotland Excel’s £1.8 billion contract portfolio supports the delivery of social care, construction, roads, transport, environment, corporate, education and ICT services, achieving annual savings of c. £15m. It does this through a strategic approach to ensure contracts are designed to encourage innovation, facilitate policy, support local economies and generate social value for communities.
CMS has been awarded onto Scotland Excel’s framework for replacement windows and doors since 2017, offering sustainable solutions with assured quality and service for refurbishment and new build projects. Its product range, technical capabilities, resources and experience enable it to successfully deliver public sector fenestration contracts of all types, with long term partnerships already in place with many of the country’s largest social housing providers, including Fife Council, North Lanarkshire Council and East Dunbartonshire Council.
Scotland Excel believes that a partnership approach can create mutually beneficial relationships between the public sector and suppliers which delivers better services and outcomes. Its Partnership Working award, therefore, recognises suppliers awarded onto Scotland Excel frameworks who have developed a positive partnership with a local authority or associate member to deliver benefits for those who use public services.
David Ritchie, CEO at CMS Window Systems said: “We’re delighted to be in the finals of the Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards. Partnership working lies at the heart of our business strategy as we believe it is the best way for public sector customers to optimise quality, sustainability and value, whilst enabling the benefits of continuous innovation and new product development to be fully realised.”
The winners in all eight categories of the Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards 2020 will be announced at a special ceremony at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel in February.