Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
Major £24m investment to transform five Welsh railway stations
A £24m European-backed programme to transform five railway stations across Wales has been announced by Transport Minister, Edwina Hart.
- Leading science innovation company signs up for Life Sciences Hub Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Major £24m investment to transform five Welsh railway stations
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
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Improving Schools Procurement - Getting Better Value for Money through 'buy4wales'
Value Wales is part of the Welsh Government and helps the Welsh public sector get better value for money. This includes using the buying power of the entire Welsh public sector to set up better arrangements with suppliers. Details are available through the buy4wales website.
The service is free for schools to join and use. More information is also available at buy4wales for schools (external link)
The Value Wales arrangements available through the website help schools by:
- bringing purchasers across the public sector in Wales together to get better prices and achieve savings through collaborative procurement;
- straight forward, simple buying processes that cut out time consuming searching and tendering;
- providing quality assurance and managing suppliers so that the right product and service are supplied; and
- supporting sustainable development with Value Wales selected suppliers committed to sustainability without compromising cost.
Value Wales has agreements with suppliers for a wide range of goods and services such as IT equipment and services, stationary and paper, educational material, fixed and mobile call charges, media advertising, postal services, printing services and photocopiers.
In 2007 Value Wales set up a project to raise awareness amongst schools. ‘Improving Schools Procurement in Wales - Case Studies’ provides details of some of the schools in Wales who have benefited from using Value Wales frameworks. More information is also available at buy4wales for schools (external link)