Contact Handling Shared Service

Contact Handling Shared Service

Contact Handling Shared Services (CHSS) is a new iteration of the PAN London framework agreement. This shared service framework enables local authorities, social housing providers and government agencies to improve customer service through the efficient and cost-effective management of inbound calls and enquiries from members of the public. Enquiries relating to social services, social welfare, housing, nuisance behavior and public safety issues are handled. 

Since 2008, General Dynamics IT has worked in partnership with Ealing Borough Council and participating organisations to develop an agile customer-centric service delivering for the rate payer and all associated stakeholders. 

CHSS Framework At-a-Glance:

  • Effective until 2018  
  • Includes both out-of-hours and optional 24-hour call handling
  • Accessible by organisations in London, South East England and by the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities
  • Free set up and implementation of standard processes
  • Service delivered on a Microsoft® Dynamics platform

Framework Benefits:

  • Proven shared service, delivering enhanced customer service and efficiencies
  • Proven to have delivered participating organisations millions of pounds   
  • Avoidance of an expensive procurement exercise 
  • Agile service with the option for tailored services that fit specific requirements
  • Opportunity to access and supply shared services with participating organisations
Tower Hamlets

“Joining the Contact Handling Shared Service enabled us to save a million pounds over the four years of the first contract, and we are confident that this level of annual saving will continue through the current contract. Overall, we have reduced costs and improved service levels and enjoyed a good, responsive working arrangement with General Dynamics Information Technology."

Keith Paulin, Head of Customer Services, London Borough of Tower Hamlets


“We worked with other public sector organisations to develop the specification for this contract that will deliver the highest standard of service for customers as well as providing value for money.”

Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance, Councilor Yvonne Johnson, Ealing Council