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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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- Business and economy
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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
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- Improving public services
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
eProcurement Services Across the Welsh Public Sector
The way goods and services are procured is key to this. For the last five years, the Welsh Government’s Value Wales xchangewales programme has been delivering services to help the Welsh public sector transition from paper to electronic procurement. In doing so, engaged organisations have realised significant process efficiencies, cash savings and sustainability benefits. Suppliers to the public sector have also benefited, with increased access to opportunities, reduced payment times and administrative savings.
The use of electronic services such as Sell2Wales, the Welsh Purchasing Card, eTenderWales and eTrading are now commonplace across the Welsh Government and the Welsh public sector.
Building the future of eProcurement
The xchangewales programme comes to an end in March 2013. A new programme – Value Wales’ eProcurement Service (ePS) – will ensure the support of existing services and build the long term infrastructure for eProcurement services in Wales.
The ePS vision
Our vision for ePS is that:
‘All Welsh public sector contracting Authorities are using collaborative procurement technologies in order to:
- deliver maximum value for the Welsh pound
- support the economic development of Wales and its environment
- support public sector transformation and the delivery of services to its citizens.’
Importantly, the programme will ensure that the Welsh public sector stays ahead of 2014 EU legislation which will make ‘eProcurement…the standard method of procurement.’
Commitment to eProcurement across the Welsh public sector and within Welsh Government was recently underscored in the ‘Wales Procurement Policy Statement’ (see related link) delivered by the Minister for Finance and Leader of the House in December 2012.
Increased eProcurement capabilities
ePS will seek to deliver a similar suite of eProcurement tools as xchangewales but with enhanced capabilities. These will include:
- Improved management information and spend analytics
- Professional tools to help public sector organisations assess their current level of procurement maturity, identify areas of improvement and drive activities for change
- A secure web portal so that public sector organisations and their suppliers can access eProcurement services through one single access point.