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The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union provides the Welsh Government with the opportunity to reform current procurement regulations.

First published:
4 February 2021
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Over the past 2 weeks we have hosted a number of stakeholder engagement events to seek stakeholders’ views and opinions on potential procurement reform in Wales. The events also touched on the UK government’s Green Paper reform proposals.

Welsh Ministers will make a formal decision on a way forward for procurement reform in Wales in March 2021. The views of our stakeholders are important to us so this decision will be made once we have gathered and analysed feedback from the events and from a survey we have asked stakeholders to complete.

We hope to get your views on what improvements you would like to see made to the current procurement regulations from the survey.  The survey also asks for your views on which aspects of the UK government’s Green Paper you would welcome being introduced in Wales, which aspects you would not wish to see introduced in Wales and if there are areas that you think are missing which would be beneficial to Wales.

The events were recorded and are available online so if you were unable to attend or would like to have a look at the presentation or supporting information used please visit Sell2Wales. The deadline for completing the survey is 12 February. The survey is available here.

If you are considering responding to the UK government’s Green Paper consultation, we would be grateful if you would also copy your responses to ProcurementReformTeam@gov.wales

To find out more about procurement reform, please click here to read the Welsh Government’s Procurement Policy note: WPPN 04/20: Procurement Reform and Common Framework for Public Procurement.

If you have any queries, please e-mail ProcurementReformTeam@gov.wales