Does it really matter to have Google Play Services? I mean, I've gone without on other devices and didn't experience any hardship. F-Droid, Amazon app store both have plenty of apps in them. You can even get an app off f-droid to let you use the google play store if you don't want to use apkmirror for individual apps.
I wouldn't consider a lack of google an issue at ALL. My old tablet, I am able to install google play services, but I leave it off, better battery life since I only really use it for one thing only (it's old).
The only place where it might be an issue would be with some apps that insist on being closely tied to it, like maybe blackberry uem, but you wouldn't be using that on this device anyway (and shouldn't be using it, on your personal device unless you're ok with turning over management of your device to your employer).