Commercial Services is one of the largest trading organisations of its kind in the UK. With its schools supplies division set up nearly 70 years ago by Kent County Council, it grew organically to become one of the leading suppliers of products and services to other publicly funded organisations, including education establishments, local government, emergency services and the voluntary and community sector.

Commercial Services has now undergone a period of further evolutionary development, creating a private limited company corporate structure, wholly-owned by the local authority, aligned to seizing opportunities for further growth beyond its established customer base and markets.

With corporate headquarters and warehousing facilities based near Maidstone in Kent, Commercial Services employs c. 700 people, selling and brokering in excess of £600m per annum. It is pre-eminent in Education Supplies (Kent County Supplies & Abacus Education Supplies), Energy (LASER & Lumina), Recruitment (Connect2Staff) plus selected Operational Services markets, providing a wide range of quality products and services at competitive prices to both public and private sector customers.


Head Office
KCS, Unit 1,
New Hythe Lane,
ME20 7FE

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National Software Products and Associated Services Framework.

The framework is OJEU compliant and can be used to procure Microsoft products (including licensing), security and commercial off the shelf (COTS) software. Our awarded suppliers work with specialist providers to deliver a wide range of solutions, including, but not limited to, licensing, EPR/PAS solutions, PACS systems and the complex underlying storage infrastructure, BYOD and agile working and Bed Management solutions.

We cover all brands including, but not limited to: Microsoft, Adobe, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, VMware, Citrix, Corel, Autodesk and Oracle

Tender Market:-

All public sector organisations such as schools, academies, colleges, universities, blue light services, NHS trusts and charities can access the agreement