On 5 March 2021, the Welsh Government published the Wales Procurement Policy Statement (“WPPS”), which sets out the strategic decision for public sector procurement in Wales. It comprises of 10 principles for procuring well-being for Wales, ensuring the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 is at the centre of all procurement decisions.
Rebecca Evans MA, Minister of Finance and Trefnydd, explains that the WPPS has been developed in the context of COVID-19 and the continued uncertainty of the impact of UK leaving the European Union. Making it a crucial time to “ensure public sector expenditure delivers even greater value in contributing to positive social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes.”
The WPPS will be regularly reviewed to ensure it remains an accurate reflection of the shared ambition of public procurement in Wales.
If you have any questions regarding the Wales Procurement Policy Statement, please get in touch with Joanne Thompson.
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