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
Latest News from
Wales’ first ever strategic plan for marine management will help ensure developments in our seas don’t compromise our natural resources, says Minister12/11/2019 12:05:00
The first ever strategic plan for marine management in Wales will have sustainability at its heart and help ensure developments in our seas don’t compromise our natural resources, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has said.
Implementing the Youth Work Strategy for Wales: how to get involved12/11/2019 09:05:00
Strategy Participation Groups that will inform and help deliver our new strategic approach are being formed and there is the opportunity for your involvement.
‘Harlech P-38’ scheduled for its historic importance and future protection11/11/2019 15:15:15
An American fighter plane which crashed during the Second World War has recently been scheduled by Cadw, making it the first legally designated military aircraft crash site protected for its historic and archaeological interest in the UK.
EU funds fresh ideas to help Wales age creatively11/11/2019 09:05:00
The Counsel General and Brexit Minister, Jeremy Miles, yesterday announced £2.5 million in EU funding to create a new research hub at Swansea University, aimed at growing the global market for age-related products and services.
Educating the next generation08/11/2019 14:05:00
The Minister for Finance, Rebecca Evans and the Chief Executive for Get Safe Online (GSO), Tony Neate, yesterday (Thursday 7 November) visit Cardiff and the Vale College to speak to students about staying safe online.
Creating a more equal Wales: New law to ensure all Welsh workers are treated and rewarded fairly in the workplace08/11/2019 11:05:00
Proposals for a radical new law to ensure workers in all sectors of the Welsh economy benefit from economic growth and that no one is left behind, have been unveiled by the Welsh Government.
New guidance will challenge bullying in Welsh schools08/11/2019 09:05:00
Education Minister Kirsty Williams yesterday launched new guidance to help stop bullying in Welsh schools.
First Minister and Deputy Minister for Economy announce Foundational Economy funding boost for Mid and South West Wales07/11/2019 16:05:00
Projects to increase the number of local food businesses supplying the public sector and set up an apprenticeship scheme in the construction industry are among eight schemes to win Welsh Government funding from the new Foundational Economy Challenge Fund.
Plans to improve patient access to health professionals in Wales07/11/2019 14:05:00
Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced plans to improve access to health professionals through new ways of working.