A new procurement advice note (PAN) has been produced for the Welsh Public Sector: ‘Recovery and Transition from COVID-19’.
This PAN is based closely on the UK government’s Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 04/20 on payment of suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the COVID-19 outbreak, but has been tailored for Wales as appropriate.
The PAN builds on and extends the supplier relief provisions contained in PPN 02/20 ‘Supplier relief due to COVID-19’ (which expires on 30 June) through to 31 October 2020.
The Welsh Government will adopt the new PAN from 1 July. Contracting authorities in Wales are encouraged to do likewise, but adoption will be a matter for Accounting Officers in each authority.
If you have any questions about the PAN, please contact VWPolicy@gov.wales