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The latest eProcurement news from NPS.

First published:
10 May 2021
Last updated:

Single Procurement Document (SPD) update

Work to improve the usability of SPD between Sell2Wales and eTenderWales is progressing. Proactis are conducting user testing this month and we anticipate the testing will be completed by early June. Once we are happy that the SPD is fully functioning, we will decommission SQuiD.

We will give sufficient notice to stakeholders of the end date, to allow for any ongoing procurements to continue.

Over the coming months, we will arrange webinars for all users who want to see a demonstration of the new system.

We will keep you informed of our progress through our newsletter, social media channels and through the user group.

For further information, or if you would like to be involved in the user testing, please e-mail ICTProcurement@gov.wales.

eProcurement user group

Our next eProcurement user group takes place on Wednesday, 16 June at 11am.

The outline agenda includes:

  • Proactis - SPD developments between Sell2Wales and eTenderwales
  • Transport for Wales Rail – Aligning the Construction Common Assessment Standards with the SPD
  • Centre for Digital Public Services – Outlining a discovery phase which will inform the roadmap for our eProcurement tools under the Digital Strategy for Wales.

If you would like to attend or would like to join the group please e-mail ICTProcurement@gov.wales.

Basware Penetration (PEN) test results

Basware have completed an independent security PEN test of their system. For further information, please e-mail ICTProcurement@gov.wales.

eProcurement budget

The eProcurement budget is currently allocated to the end of March 2022 and we are awaiting confirmation of funding beyond that date. We will let you know via our newsletter and the eProcurement user group when new budgets are confirmed.

The eProcurement contracts have an option to extend beyond March 2022. If you have any queries please e-mail ICTProcurement@gov.wales.