Report by the Commission on Devolution in Wales »We hope that this Report will give us the foundation for a fundamental reform of the devolution settlement.Learn more »
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- Hi-tech system developed in Wales designed to support clinical trials for cell therapy and regenerative medicine
- Lord Mayor of London hears of compelling proposition to attract financial and professional services firms to Wales
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Proposals concerning the publication of Sustainable Development Indicators statistical outputs
- Consultation on the regulations to introduce a new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme in Wales from April 2015
- Onshore oil exploration activities: integrated pollution prevention and control
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Consultation on the findings of the report on the Impact and Effect of the Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2010.
- Achieving high standards together - a new framework for animal health and welfare in Wales
Featured consultation »Curriculum for Wales: Phase 1 - revised literacy and numeracy arrangements
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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.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
The 2nd Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2013-14, which was published on 25 June 2013.Learn more »
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Winning Welsh Government Business
We have a vision of a public service based on shared common goals and the capacity to work across organisational boundaries. Our mission is to promote improvements in Wales' public services - enabling them to become:
- more citizen focused;
- more responsive to the needs of communities;
- more focused on equality and social justice; and
- more efficient and effective.
Our corporate procurement team is the internal-facing arm of Value Wales and its aim is to help the Welsh Government to achieve efficiency and improved value for money in the delivery of public services.
The Welsh Government follows a recognised procurement route to ensure that all who carry out procurement activities understand and follow the same procedures. This plays a key role in the efficient and cost effective delivery of goods and services for the Welsh Government.
When we buy goods and services we:
- follow routes that are ethical, accountable and compliant with procedural, legal and international obligations;
- achieve continuing improvement in value for money; and
- aim to simplify the process of bidding for our potential suppliers.
We follow procedures that are appropriate to the value of goods and services being purchased. For lower-value contracts we will initially look for suppliers that have registered on sell2wales.
Below £5,000 (exclusive of VAT)
Purchases under this value are not subject to competition and we need only to obtain a quote from a single supplier.
£5,001 to £24,999 (exclusive of VAT)
When we purchase goods and services within this price range we obtain written quotations from at least 3 suppliers. We invite bids from suppliers using our "invitation to quote" documents.
£25,000 to £101,323 (exclusive of VAT)
If we estimate the value of our purchase to be above £25,000 but below £101,323 we undertake a full competitive tender under sealed bid conditions. We usually invite between 5 and 8 suppliers to tender using our "invitation to tender" documents. We endeavour to advertise all of these requirements on sell2wales.
£101,323 (exclusive of VAT)
Goods and services contracts above £156,442 research and development contracts above £139,893 and works contracts above £3,927,260 are all subject to EU Public Procurement Regulations.
What do we look for in a supplier?
You need to demonstrate, through competition, that you can provide us with the best value for money.
"Value for money" does not necessarily mean "cheapest" - we are interested in innovative solutions and the quality of your service. We are also interested in the economic, environmental and social impacts of goods and services both in the short and long-term.