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National Procurement Service framework updates.

First published:
30 October 2020
Last updated:

Purchase of vehicles

We are engaging with public sector organisations to help inform our procurement strategy for a purchase of vehicles framework agreement. The new framework agreement will look at the provision of electric, hydrogen and other potential vehicles to the Welsh public sector.

We will be working with stakeholders to identify their needs and the changing infrastructure needed to support the service provision. We are seeking volunteers to participate in our customer focus group to develop a specification that will assist organisations reach their decarbonisation goals.

If you have any queries, or wish to join the customer focus group, please e-mail NPSFleet@gov.wales.

Renewal of our vehicle hire framework

We will be engaging with public sector organisations to help inform our procurement strategy for the renewal of the current vehicle hire framework, which is due to expire June 2021.

We are seeking volunteers to participate on our customer focus group to develop a specification that will encompass electric and other potential vehicles that may help organisations reach their decarbonisation goals.

If you have any queries, or wish to participate on the customer focus group, please e-mail NPSFleet@gov.wales.

Tyres and associated services: supporting Welsh SMEs

We are grateful to all stakeholders that helped inform the procurement strategy for the re-tender of our tyres and associated services framework agreement. Thanks to their input, we have developed a lotting structure that facilitates Welsh SME and local supplier participation.

As part of the process to establish this agreement, we ensured that the invitation to tender aligned with key policy initiatives, including the Well-being of Future Generations and Community Benefits. We also worked closely with the Welsh Government’s Decarbonisation team to help inform the specification requirements.

Five successful Welsh SMEs were appointed to the framework, which offers increased flexibility for customer organisations due to the numbers appointed to each lot. Successful suppliers have pledged to recycle tyres through more effective measures such as road surfacing material.

Our current framework agreement commenced on 1 April 2020. For more information, please e-mail NPSFleet@gov.wales.