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First science star for Wales announced
A world-leading neurobiologist will take up a post at Cardiff University as the first appointment under the Welsh Government’s £50M flagship science initiative.
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Local government (Wales) Measure 2011 - Part 7: Communities and community councils
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
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Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Raising procurement skills and capability
Value Wales, the procurement arm of the Welsh Government, has been successful in securing £5.7m funding from the European Social Fund Convergence Programme for a 4-5 year project to improve procurement across public services in Wales.
The Transforming Procurement through Home-Grown Talent project will raise procurement skills and capability across public services. At the core of the project will be the creation of a cadre of trained and experienced officers – drawn from both new graduates and existing staff – who will become our procurement leaders of the future.
There are five strands to the project.
1. Raise awareness with public service leaders
Help public service leaders, including senior managers, to understand how procurement professionals can maximise the tangible social, economic and environmental benefits from the £4.3 billion invested each year on external goods and services. This will be achieved through a series of awareness raising courses and events to share best practice.
2. Develop the skills and capability of existing public service staff
Tailor skills and knowledge development to individual and/or organisational need and level of competence. This will be achieved by building on the current training programme offered through Value Wales.
3. Deliver a Trainee Procurement Executive Programme (TPEP)
Identify new talent for the procurement profession in Wales and offer a procurement training and mentoring programme where participants undertake a series of cross-public service placements whilst delivering projects.
There were two cohorts - 12 new graduates were recruited in 2010, and 12 public sector secondees have been recruited this summer (2011). Trainees will work towards Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) accreditation whilst working on collaborative procurement projects across various organisations. They will also receive project and programme management training. These individuals are expected to become the public service procurement leaders of the future.
4. Accelerate and expand the implementation of e-procurement
Target change management and project management expertise into public service organisations to help them implement and maintain e-procurement systems and to realise the environmental and economic benefits. This will be achieved through using multi-skilled implementation teams to roll out e-procurement across public service organisations in Wales, through the xchangewalesprogramme.
5. Identify innovative approaches to improve procurement
Pilot new approaches to improve procurement, e.g. collaborative projects, projects involving the third sector and developing pools of category skills. Note that is now planned that this strand will be implemented from project year 4 i.e. from July 2013.