The Welsh Government has launched a supplier feedback service that it hopes will pave the way to improving procurement.
The feedback supplier service was launched by the country’s finance and business minister Jane Hutt (pictured), and follows the revised Welsh Procurement Policy Statement in June.
The launch of the service is an effort by the government for businesses to provide feedback on procurement service and delivery. It aims to improve communication among suppliers regardless of location or size and to provide transparency on public procurement rules.
In a government statement Hutt said: “I want to ensure that public sector procurement in Wales is being carried out in a fair, open and consistent manner and is in line with our Welsh procurement policy.”
“By providing an opportunity to ask questions, the service will make it easier for businesses to compete, and hopefully win public sector work, and in turn boost the Welsh economy, ” he added.
The law under which the UK Government gave the Welsh Government powers to regulate public procurement came into effect on 14 August.
The Wales Procurement Policy Statement was initially introduced in December 2012 and outlines procurement practises and specific actions required of every public sector organisation.