Social Housing IT specialist Orchard has recently expanded its presence on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) frameworks, offering more procurement choice for existing and potential customers.

Orchard has promoted its Software-as-a-Service offerings via the G-Cloud framework since 2012 and is now able to offer its entire Housing solutions portfolio via the Local Authority Software Applications framework (RM1059), which is also referred to as LASA.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) acts on behalf of the Crown to drive savings for the taxpayer and improve the quality of commercial and procurement activity.

CCS’s vision is to deliver value for the nation through outstanding commercial capability and quality customer service. Its procurement arrangements can be used by central government departments and organisations across the public sector including local government, health, education, not-for-profit and devolved administrations.