Digital, data and ICT news round-up October 2019
National Procurement Service framework updates.
We’re very grateful to the Welsh public sector community who have been working with us to shape the provision of IT products and services (ITPS). As many are aware, the current ITPS framework is due to expire on 3 January 2020 and cannot be extended.
We have always been keen to work together with our partners to ensure we deliver the right solution for the Welsh public sector moving forward. We have now co-designed an approach that will go live on 1 June 2020.
We appreciate that means there is a gap between the new and existing framework. We describe below a number of options open to customers to cover the period between the existing and the replacement framework:
- extend existing contracts to cover the period
- undertake a new call-off under ITPS (concluded by 3 January 2020), or
- use a different procurement route, such as alternate frameworks.
If you want to get involved in future delivery, or simply want more help and advice in relation to present arrangements, please contact us by e-mail: NPSICTCategoryTeam@gov.wales
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New coronavirus outreach workers to support BAME communities30/10/2020 15:48:00
New outreach workers will be employed by the NHS to support people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities – recognising the disproportionate impact coronavirus is having, Health Minister Vaughan Gething announced yesterday. (Thursday 29th October).
Two schemes to help people self-isolate to be introduced in Wales30/10/2020 14:05:00
People told to self-isolate for up to 14 days will be eligible for financial support from the Welsh Government as two new schemes are unveiled today [Friday October 30].
Joint statement from CBI Wales, Welsh Retail Consortium, Association of Convenience Stores and USDAW30/10/2020 11:05:00
The Welsh Government, business representative groups, Trade Unions and essential retailers have been working closely together over recent days on the implementation of Welsh Government regulations introduced to minimise the sale of non-essential items during the 17 day firebreak.
£12.5m to support vulnerable families and children during pandemic30/10/2020 09:05:00
A £12.5m package of funding to support vulnerable children and families was yesterday announced by Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services.
An update from the Education Minister on qualifications in Wales29/10/2020 16:05:00
I know how important an issue next year’s exams are for many learners and their families.
£300 million phase of Economic Resilience Fund opens for applications29/10/2020 14:05:00
Businesses can now apply for funding from the third phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF).
Community spirit shines on in Wales29/10/2020 11:05:00
With Wales almost a week into the national fire-break lockdown, Welsh Government Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, yesterday gave thanks to the volunteers and community groups who have given hope and help to their local areas, both recently and during the previous national lockdown.
Economic Resilience Fund supports St Asaph automotive manufacturer29/10/2020 09:05:00
A manufacturer of automotive parts in St Asaph has been supported by Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund, allowing it to retain its workforce and continue operating.
GB wide science and innovation strategy for forestry published28/10/2020 14:05:00
A new science and innovation strategy for forestry in Great Britain to support the sector’s long term future has today [Wednesday 28 October] been published by the Welsh Government.