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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
Featured consultation »Improving access to substance misuse treatment for veterans
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Winning Welsh Government Business
We have a vision of a public service based on shared common goals and the capacity to work across organisational boundaries. Our mission is to promote improvements in Wales' public services - enabling them to become:
- more citizen focused;
- more responsive to the needs of communities;
- more focused on equality and social justice; and
- more efficient and effective.
Our corporate procurement team is the internal-facing arm of Value Wales and its aim is to help the Welsh Government to achieve efficiency and improved value for money in the delivery of public services.
The Welsh Government follows a recognised procurement route to ensure that all who carry out procurement activities understand and follow the same procedures. This plays a key role in the efficient and cost effective delivery of goods and services for the Welsh Government.
When we buy goods and services we:
- follow routes that are ethical, accountable and compliant with procedural, legal and international obligations;
- achieve continuing improvement in value for money; and
- aim to simplify the process of bidding for our potential suppliers.
We follow procedures that are appropriate to the value of goods and services being purchased. For lower-value contracts we will initially look for suppliers that have registered on sell2wales.
Below £5,000 (exclusive of VAT)
Purchases under this value are not subject to competition and we need only to obtain a quote from a single supplier.
£5,001 to £24,999 (exclusive of VAT)
When we purchase goods and services within this price range we obtain written quotations from at least 3 suppliers. We invite bids from suppliers using our "invitation to quote" documents.
£25,000 to £101,323 (exclusive of VAT)
If we estimate the value of our purchase to be above £25,000 but below £101,323 we undertake a full competitive tender under sealed bid conditions. We usually invite between 5 and 8 suppliers to tender using our "invitation to tender" documents. We endeavour to advertise all of these requirements on sell2wales.
£101,323 (exclusive of VAT)
Goods and services contracts above £156,442 research and development contracts above £139,893 and works contracts above £3,927,260 are all subject to EU Public Procurement Regulations.
What do we look for in a supplier?
You need to demonstrate, through competition, that you can provide us with the best value for money.
"Value for money" does not necessarily mean "cheapest" - we are interested in innovative solutions and the quality of your service. We are also interested in the economic, environmental and social impacts of goods and services both in the short and long-term.