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About the NPS

About the NPS

The NPS is a new approach to collaborative public procurement in Wales.

The National Procurement Service (NPS) supports the public sector in Wales to:

  • deliver cash and non cash savings
  • achieve a prosperous and secure Welsh economy
  • improve the wellbeing of future generations

We do this by enabling the Welsh public sector to collaborate more closely in procuring goods and services. We bring together public sector purchasing power of over £1bn, representing 20 to 30% of the Welsh annual expenditure in common and repetitive spend.

The NPS has 40 staff operating out of 3 locations: Bedwas near Caerphilly, Swansea and Llandudno Junction. The main operational centre is Bedwas where most staff and supporting functions are based. We are managed through category teams that respond to the requirements of customer organisations and negotiate frameworks and contracts on their behalf, getting the best possible deal for the Welsh public sector.

Operational from November 2013, the NPS is hosted by the Welsh Government.

For our customers to share the benefits we offer we are determined to be easy to work with, businesslike and fair.

Governance

The NPS is directed by representatives from the member customers it serves via the NPS Board and NPS Delivery Group. These customers include representatives from the Welsh Government, NHS, higher and further education, police, local government, fire and rescue services and Welsh Government sponsored bodies.

Related links

The full list of our 7 procurement categories in the NPS.
Details of current and future contracts and frameworks
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