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Procurement news from NPS and Value Wales – December 2018

12/12/18
Our current newsletter and online newsletter archive.
 

Staff changes in our procurement teams

07/12/18
Following Sue Moffatt’s secondment, Dean Medcraft, Director, Finance & Operations will lead the Welsh Government Commercial and Procurement Directorate on an interim basis.
 

Volunteers needed!

04/12/18
The Welsh Government, along with Scotland and Northern Ireland, is working with the UK government to develop a replacement e-notification service.
 

North Wales Procurement Forum

04/12/18
We will host the next north Wales forum meeting on Thursday 13 December.
 

People services news round-up

04/12/18
Framework updates.
 

Code 150 event

03/12/18
In March 2017 we launched the Code of Practice Ethical Employment in Supply Chains.
 

Goodbye message from Sue Moffatt

03/12/18
I am moving on to take up a new challenge.
 

Digital, data and ICT news round-up

03/12/18
Framework updates.
 

NPS contracts and resources

30/11/18
The “NPS Contracts and Resources” area on the Sell2Wales (S2W) website is changing.
 

eProcurement tools update

30/11/18
Contracts for the provision of eProcurement tools and services have been awarded to BravoSolution and Basware.
 

Professional services news round-up

30/11/18
Framework updates.
 

Construction, facilities management and utilities news round-up

28/11/18
Framework updates.
 

Food and drink news round-up

28/11/18
Framework updates.
 

Fleet and transport news round-up

28/11/18
Framework updates.
 

Corporate services news round up

28/11/18
Framework updates.
 

Welsh translation and simultaneous interpretation services framework agreement

06/11/18
Our framework for the provision of Welsh translation and simultaneous interpretation services (NPS-PS-0078-17) went live on the 1 November 2018, and available for the Welsh public sector to use.
 

Digital, data and ICT news round-up

30/10/18
Framework updates.
 

eProcurement tools update

30/10/18
The Welsh Government currently funds eProcurement tools for the Welsh Public Sector.
 

Safeguarding your business

29/10/18
Do you want to make sure your business is as safe as possible?
 

Professional services news round-up

24/10/18
Framework updates.
 

Corporate and business support services news round-up

24/10/18
Framework updates.
 

Food and drink news round-up

24/10/18
Framework updates.
 

Procurex Wales 2018

24/10/18
We are delighted to be an official partner at Procurex Wales 2018.
 

Construction, facilities management and utilities news round-up

22/10/18
Framework updates.
 

Fleet and transport news round-up

22/10/18
Framework updates.
 

People services news round-up

22/10/18
Framework updates.
 

NPS customer and supplier update on the Procurement Review

17/10/18
On 5 September the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford provided a written statement of the National Procurement Service and Value Wales.
 

Digital, data and ICT news round-up

05/10/18
Framework updates.
 

People services news round-up

05/10/18
Framework updates.
 

Fleet and transport news round-up

05/10/18
Framework updates.
 

Food and drink news round-up

05/10/18
Framework updates.
 

Construction, facilities management and utilities news round-up

05/10/18
Framework updates.
 

ESPD update

05/10/18
Work is underway to address feedback received on the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD).
 

Procurex Wales 2018

05/10/18
The 4th Procurex Wales event, takes place in the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff on Thursday, 8 November.
 

eProcurement tools update

05/10/18
The Welsh Government currently funds eProcurement tools for the Welsh Public Sector.
 

Policy update

05/10/18
3 new eLearning modules are now available on the NHS eLearning platform.
 

Written Statement Procurement Action Plan

05/10/18
The future of outward procurement services.
 

Professional services news round-up

28/09/18
Framework updates.
 

Brexit update

27/09/18
To prepare for the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the UK government has been publishing technical notices on their website GOV.UK.
 

Supply and distribution of alcoholic and associated beverages

25/09/18
The supply and distribution of alcoholic and associated beverages framework (NPS-FOOD-0084-18) is now live and available for the Welsh public sector and additional listed associated organisations to use.
 

Digital, data and ICT update

07/09/18
New arrangements post-January 2019.
 

Stakeholder highlights

07/09/18
Stakeholder updates.
 

Professional services news round-up

07/09/18
Framework updates.
 

People services news round-up

07/09/18
Framework updates.
 

Food and drink news round-up

07/09/18
Framework updates.
 

Fleet and transport news round-up

07/09/18
Framework updates.
 

Corporate and business support services news round-up

07/09/18
Framework updates.
 

Construction, facilities management and utilities news round-up

07/09/18
Framework updates.
 

eProcurement Tools update

07/09/18
The Welsh Government currently funds eProcurement tools for the Welsh Public Sector, this includes eTradingWales (Basware) and eTenderWales (BravoSolution and AWARD).
 

Procurex Wales 2018

07/09/18
Welsh Government has been a proud host of the Procurex Wales event for the last 4 years and it will return to Cardiff on the 8 November.
 

Go Awards - last call for entries

07/09/18
The awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate procurement excellence.
 

Tell us what you need to know about Brexit

07/09/18
Procurex Wales, will take place in the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff on Thursday, 8 November 2018.
 

ICT portal

07/09/18
Dun & Bradstreet have launched a new customer learning portal.
 

The Welsh public sector and the plastics challenge

05/09/18
Addressing the plastics challenge through procurement.
 

VAT and financial services consultancy framework

29/08/18
Our framework for the provision of VAT and financial services consultancy (NPS-PS-0080-17) is now live and available for the Welsh public sector to use.
 

Professional services news update

13/08/18
Framework updates.
 

Fleet news update

13/08/18
Framework updates.
 

Saving more than a third on vehicle spares

20/07/18
A new NPS case study shows how Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council achieved savings of 35% on vehicle spares by using a new managed service framework.
 

A new good deal for fleet managers

20/07/18
Fleet managers will get a good deal, making savings and improving fleet efficiency by using our new telematics framework.
 

Procurex Wales – register now!

20/07/18
Plans are well underway for Procurex Wales 2018, the biggest procurement event in Wales where buyers and suppliers come together to network and learn.
 

Go Awards Wales open for submissions

20/07/18
The GO Awards Wales are now open for submissions.
 

eProcurement Tools update

20/07/18
We are working with our customers to procure eProcurement tools.
 

Construction, facilities management and utilities news round-up

20/07/18
Framework updates.
 

Corporate and business support services news round-up

20/07/18
Framework updates.
 

Digital, data and ICT news round-up

20/07/18
Framework updates.
 

Fleet and transport news round-up

20/07/18
Framework updates.
 

Food and drink news round-up

20/07/18
Framework updates.
 

People services news round-up

20/07/18
Framework updates.
 

Professional services news round-up

20/07/18
Framework updates.
 

Fleet and transport news round-up

14/06/18
Framework updates.
 

eProcurement tools update

14/06/18
Updates.
 

Update on Procurement Review

14/06/18
After considering a range of service options, Value Wales stakeholders have agreed on the need for it to provide a comprehensive range of services.
 

Professional services news round-up

14/06/18
Framework updates.
 

People services news round-up

14/06/18
Framework updates.
 

Food and drink news round-up

14/06/18
Framework updates
 

Digital, data and ICT news round-up

14/06/18
Framework updates.
 

Corporate and business support services news round-up

14/06/18
Framework updates.
 

Construction, facilities management and utilities news round-up

14/06/18
Framework updates.
 

eTenderWales upgrade

13/06/18
BravoSolutions scheduled an upgrade of eTenderWales to the latest version from 17 June 2018.
 

European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) goes live

23/05/18
The new European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) is now live on the Sell2Wales website. It’s available for use immediately.
 

eProcurement tools

16/05/18
Work is well underway to agree a framework for eProcurement tools for the Welsh public sector from next year.
 

Digital, data and ICT news round-up

08/05/18
Framework updates.
 

Professional services news round-up

08/05/18
Framework updates.
 

People services news round-up

08/05/18
Framework updates.
 

Food and drink news round-up

08/05/18
Framework updates.
 

Fleet and transport news round-up

08/05/18
Framework updates.
 

Corporate and business support services news round-up

08/05/18
Framework updates.
 

Construction, facilities management and utilities news round-up

08/05/18
Framework updates.
 

eTenderWales (BravoSolution) roadmap / upgrade

08/05/18
We have scheduled an upgrade of eTenderWales to the latest version from 17 June 2018.
 

eProcurement tools update

08/05/18
We wish to thank the eProcurement Category Forum Group (CFG) members who have consulted their respective sectors, to understand and scope the business requirements.
 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

08/05/18
The NPS has updated its frameworks so they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
 

Update on Procurement Review

08/05/18
The Procurement Review Team is working on a baseline report, providing the facts and figures behind the current service model, together with some high level options for future service models.
 

Professional services news round-up

06/04/18
Framework updates.
 

People services news round-up

06/04/18
Framework updates.
 

Fleet and transport news round-up

06/04/18
Framework updates.
 

Digital, data and ICT news round-up

06/04/18
Framework updates.
 

Corporate and business support services news round-up

06/04/18
Framework updates.
 

Construction, facilities management and utilities news round-up

06/04/18
Framework updates.
 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

31/03/18
The NPS will be issuing change control notices to existing contractors and embedding GDPR clauses into forthcoming tenders.
 

Update on Procurement Review

29/03/18
A series of events for customers, suppliers, staff and users of procurement services are being planned for delivery in May/June to encourage input into the Procurement Review in Wales.
 

NPS 5 Year pipeline

28/03/18
Vehicle purchase and VAT consultancy are just 2 of the new procurement frameworks planned by the National Procurement Service in the next year.
 

Corporate and business support services news round-up

05/03/18
Framework updates.
 

Professional services news round-up

05/03/18
Framework updates.
 

People services news round-up

05/03/18
Framework updates.
 

Fleet news round-up

05/03/18
Framework updates.
 

Digital, data and ICT news round-up

05/03/18
Framework updates.
 

Construction, facilities management and utilities news round-up

05/03/18
Framework updates.
 

European single procurement document

02/03/18
Buyers placing tenders through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), and suppliers looking to keep abreast of developments in the way the public sector buys goods and services, are encouraged to read about the upcoming European Single Procurement Document (ESPD).
 

Millennium Business Systems Ltd

02/03/18
An important update regarding the position of Millennium Business Systems Ltd.
 

GDPR update

02/03/18
The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25 May 2018.
 

Code of practice

01/03/18
On 9 March 2018 it will be one year since we launched the Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains.
 

Rhondda Cynon Taff Council subcontractors event

30/01/18
Rhondda Cynon Taff Council is hosting a sub-contractors event at Llantrisant Leisure Centre, on Wednesday 28 February 2018.
 

Rhondda Cynon Taff Meet the Buyer events

30/01/18
We will be attending the upcoming Rhondda Cynon Taff Meet the Buyer event at Llantrisant Leisure Centre, on Friday 9 March 2018.
 

Are you ready for the new General Data Protection Regulations?

30/01/18
The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25 May 2018.
 

Digital, Data and ICT category news round-up January 2018

29/01/18
Digital, Data and ICT category news round-up January 2018
 

Fleet category news round-up January 2018

29/01/18
Framework updates.
 

Professional services news round-up January 2018

29/01/18
Professional services news round-up January 2018
 

People services news round-up January 2018

29/01/18
People services news round-up January 2018
 

Food category news round-up January 2018

29/01/18
Food category news round-up January 2018
 

Construction, facilities management and utilities news round-up January 2018

29/01/18
Construction, facilities management and utilities news round-up January 2018
 

Corporate and Business Support Services News Round-up January 2018

29/01/18
Corporate and Business Support Services News Round-up January 2018
 

Digital, Data and ICT team works with framework suppliers to deliver Well-Being of Future Generations initiatives

26/01/18
The Digital, Data and ICT team has been working with suppliers to facilitate innovative projects to help deliver a number of Well-Being of Future Generations Initiatives.
 

Cyber Essentials helps organisations guard against cyber threats

25/01/18
A new website has been launched for Cyber Essentials, a government-backed certification scheme run by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) aimed at encouraging all UK organisations to protect themselves against the most common forms of cyber attack.
 

Has your organisation signed up to the Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains?

24/01/18
More public sector bodies, including the Welsh Universities, the 4 police forces and 4 local authorities have now formally signed up to the Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains.
 

IT products and services update for buyers

23/01/18
An important update regarding the position of Misco UK Ltd.
 

Welcome to new members

23/01/18
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our newest members!
 

Vehicle hire supplier expands to north Wales

22/01/18
Day’s Rental, a supplier on the NPS vehicle hire framework, has opened a new branch in Wrexham, based at Wrexham Industrial Estate.
 

All Wales eProcurement tools sourcing exercise

22/01/18
The NPS Delivery Group has asked the NPS to undertake a procurement exercise for eProcurement tools for the Welsh public sector.
 

Calling all media, communications and procurement professionals!

18/01/18
We are holding a launch event for customers on Wednesday, 7 February, for the recently awarded 'NPS media buying, integrated marketing campaigns and PR services' frameworks.
 

New Project Bank Accounts Policy (2018)

18/01/18
The Welsh Government has launched a new Project Bank Accounts (PBA) policy effective from 1 January 2018.
 

Dynamic purchasing system of eProcurement tools

15/01/18
The NPS Delivery Group has requested that the NPS undertake a procurement exercise for eProcurement tools.
 

Notice of Award – Media buying services framework

10/01/18
The NPS media buying services framework has commenced and is now available for the Welsh public sector to use (NPS-CS-0076-17).
 

Changes to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) thresholds

09/01/18
The European Commission has advised that, from 1 January 2018, the revised thresholds over which contracts should be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union are as follows:
 

List of live frameworks

08/01/18
The list of live frameworks available for use has been updated on our website.
 

CMA launches ‘screening for cartels’ tool

03/01/18
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a digital tool to help fight bid-rigging.
 

Sudden passing of Paul Broadbent

02/01/18
Paul Broadbent, CEO of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), sadly passed away aged 54, in December 2017.
 

Notice of Award – Supply and distribution of packaged food and beverages framework

13/12/17
The NPS Framework for the supply and distribution of packaged food and beverages is now available for the Welsh public sector to use (NPS-FOOD-0069-16).
 

CIPS announces sad news

28/03/17
Procurement colleagues in Wales will be saddened to hear that CIPS Chief Executive, David Noble unexpectedly passed away on 24 February, following a short illness.
 

Framework agreement for the supply and distribution of frozen meals

13/01/17
The framework agreement for the supply and distribution of frozen plated meals, frozen texture modified meals and frozen soup (NPS-FOOD-0038-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Framework agreement for the provision of vehicle spares

09/01/17
The framework agreement for the provision of vehicle spares (NPS-FT-0047-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Information assurance services framework

21/12/16
The information assurance services framework (NPS-ICT-0052-16) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Framework agreement for the supply and distribution of sandwiches

21/12/16
The framework agreement for the supply and distribution of prepared sandwiches and sandwich fillings (NPS-FOOD-0034-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

NEC 3 Professional Training - Best practice development workshops

24/10/16
Over 90 public sector delegates attended 2 events in October, facilitated by the NPS and delivered by one of the NPS framework providers, WSP.
 

Further Education Sector Day

24/10/16
Over the last 6 months NPS has continued to engage with Further Education (FE) colleges in Wales to better understand the sector and improve access to collaborative procurement opportunities.
 

Procurex Wales Live!

24/10/16
The 2nd ever Procurex Wales Live event was held on 6 October 2016 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff.
 

GO Awards success for the National Procurement Service and Welsh Government!

24/10/16
he National Procurement Service (NPS) and Welsh Government have been named winners at the inaugural Government Opportunities (GO) Awards Wales 2016/17.
 

Mini-competitions - start making savings today!

24/10/16
The NPS is currently co-ordinating a number of collaborative mini-competition procurements on behalf of customer organisations in the Welsh public sector.
 

Purchase of hand tools and small electrical equipment framework

05/10/16
The purchase of hand tools and small electrical equipment framework (NPS-CFM-0058-16) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

NPS Corporate training, learning and development services framework - Events

26/09/16
These launch events will involve keynote presentations, mini-seminars and information from suppliers on the various services available through the framework.
 

NPS insurance services launch events

26/09/16
This event is aimed specifically at procurement professionals, insurance and risk managers within Welsh public sector organisations, and providers appointed to the agreements.
 

Provision of insurance support services framework

06/09/16
The provision of insurance support services framework agreement (NPS-PS-0057-16) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Corporate training, learning and development services framework agreement

02/09/16
The corporate training, learning and development services framework agreement (NPS-PSU-0031-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Waste disposal bags framework

26/08/16
The waste disposal bags framework (NPS-PSU-0049-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Postal and courier services and mailroom equipment

26/08/16
The Postal and courier services and mailroom equipment framework (NPS-CS-0023-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Structured cabling services framework

24/08/16
The structured cabling services framework (NPS-ICT-0041-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

CIPS Fellows’ Event - 'Doing the right thing – the role of procurement in walking the talk!'

01/06/16
Hosted by Pinsent Masons LLP 12 May 2016, this event focussed on ‘Doing the Right Thing’ and the role of procurement.
 

Provision of facilities management services (managed service) framework

17/02/16
The provision of facilities management services (managed service) framework (NPS-CFM-0042-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

All Wales printing services framework

14/01/16
The all Wales printing services framework (NPS-CS-0022-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Supply of biomass fuels framework

11/01/16
The supply of biomass fuels framework (NPS-CFM-0033-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Supply of tyres and associated services framework

08/01/16
The supply of tyres and associated services framework (NPS-FT-0043-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

IT products and services framework

07/01/16
The IT products and services framework (NPS-ICT-0019-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Construction consultancy (facilities and additional services) phase 3 framework

06/01/16
The construction consultancy (facilities and additional services) phase 3 framework (NPS-PS-0028-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Notice of Award – Managed Service for Employee Benefit Schemes

21/12/15
The NPS Employee Benefit Schemes Framework (NPS-PSU-0024-15) is now available for the Welsh public sector to use.
 

Clarification notice - Electrical, heating, plumbing and associated materials framework

30/11/15
The customer guidance for the NPS Provision of Electrical, Heating, Plumbing and Associated Materials Framework has been amended to reflect that some of the suppliers awarded onto the framework will provide deliveries and be servicing the framework from branches of associated company brands.
 

Occupational health and associated services

02/11/15
The new provider through the NPS Occupational Health and Associated Services Framework (NPS-PSU-0012-14) is Care First.
 

Notice of Award – Business Travel and Accommodation Solutions Framework

20/10/15
The Business Travel and Accommodation Solutions Framework (NPS-PSU-0015-14) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Notice of Award – Assistive Technologies and Services Framework

20/10/15
The Assistive Technologies and Services Framework (NPS-PSU-0020-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Notice of Award – Provision of Cleaning and Janitorial Materials Framework

19/10/15
The Provision of Cleaning and Janitorial Materials Framework (NPS-CFM-0026-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Notice of Award – Provision of Rock Salt Framework

14/10/15
The Provision of Rock Salt Framework (NPS-CFM-0018-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Notice of Award – Construction Consultancy (Infrastructure) Phase 2 Framework

13/10/15
The Construction Consultancy (Infrastructure) Phase 2 Framework (NPS-PS-0027-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Notice of Award – Cash Collection Services Framework

21/09/15
The Cash Collection Services Framework (NPS-PS-0025-15) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

NPS wins prestigious CIPS award

14/09/15
NPS has won the award for the ‘Most Improved Procurement Operation – Start Up’ category at the annual Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Supply Management Awards, 9 September 2015.
 

Notice of Award – Legal Services by Solicitors Framework

09/09/15
The Legal Services by Solicitors Framework (NPS-PS-001-014) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

NPS Media Agency Services Framework

30/06/15
Are you aware that the NPS has a framework for Media Agency Services?
 

Notice of Award – Provision of Cleaning Services Framework

26/06/15
The Provision of Cleaning Services Framework (NPS-CFM-008-14) is now available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

NPS shortlisted for CIPS Supply Management Awards

24/06/15
The National Procurement Service has been announced as a finalist in the 2015 Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Supply Management Awards.
 

Notice of Award for customers - Provision of Furniture Solutions Framework

02/06/15
The Provision of Furniture Solutions Framework (NPS-CFM-006-14) has been awarded.
 

Notice of Award – NPS Vehicle Hire of Cars and LCVs under 3·5 Tonnes Framework

29/04/15
The NPS Vehicle Hire of Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles under 3.5 Tonnes Framework (NPS-FT-0009-15) commenced on 21 April 2015 and is available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Notice of Award – Supply of Liquid Fuels Framework

08/04/15
The NPS Supply of Liquid Fuels Framework (NPS-FT-0016-15) commenced on 9 April 2015 and is available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Notice of Award – Managed Service for the Provision of Agency Workers Framework

08/04/15
The NPS Managed Service for the Provision of Agency Workers Framework (NPS-PSU-0010-14) commenced on 08 April 2015 and is available for NPS member organisations to use.
 

Notice of Award – Occupational Health and Associated Services Framework

08/04/15
The National Procurement Service Occupational Health and Associated Services Framework (NPS-PSU-0012-14) is now available for use by member organisations.
 

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Fellows’ Event

01/04/15
Hosted by IBM on 12 March 2015, this event focused on the introduction of the Modern Slavery Bill, ethical supply chains in a global environment and risk management within these supply chains.
 

Notice of Award – Stationery and Paper Framework

16/03/15
Lot 2 - office, copier, digital printing and offset paper (NPS-CSC-0013-14).
 

Notice of Award – General Building Materials Framework

16/03/15
The National Procurement Service General Building Materials Framework Agreement (NPS-CFM-0005-14) is now available to public sector organisations in Wales.
 

Notice of Award – Construction Consultancy Framework (Property)

16/03/15
The Wales Public Sector Construction Consultancy Framework Agreement (Property) (NPS-PS-0004-14) is now available for use by all public sector organisations in Wales.