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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£100 million Development Bank of Wales loan scheme fully subscribed in first week08/04/2020 16:05:00
The Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme is fully subscribed after more than 1,500 applications were received in just over one week.
Economy Minister praises businesses helping coronavirus fight08/04/2020 11:05:00
Businesses and universities across Wales are responding to a nationwide call for action to help supply the NHS and social care with vital equipment to support staff.
Cleaning and janitorial materials and washroom services08/04/2020 09:05:00
Our framework for the supply of cleaning and janitorial materials and washroom services (NPS-CFM-0099-19) is now live and available for the Welsh public sector to use.
Letter from Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan07/04/2020 16:05:00
Open letter to older people from Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan.
£150 million grant support reaching businesses with more to come07/04/2020 14:05:00
Businesses have received almost £150 million in support grants in the first week of the business support scheme.
Critical workers to get free childcare07/04/2020 11:05:00
Parents doing jobs critical to Wales’ response to coronavirus will get free childcare during the pandemic.
NHS Wales rapidly increases capacity to cope with coronavirus07/04/2020 09:05:00
Up to 7,000 extra hospital beds are being created by NHS Wales as it prepares for an increase in coronavirus cases, Health Minister Vaughan Gething recently revealed.
Welsh Government supports survivors of domestic abuse during coronavirus06/04/2020 16:05:00
The Welsh Government recently confirmed funding for specialist services supporting survivors of domestic violence and abuse during the coronavirus pandemic.
Deputy Minister urges people to exercise responsibly06/04/2020 14:05:00
Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government Hannah Blythyn is reminding people to play their part in keeping each other safe and protecting our NHS by acting responsibly when it comes to taking their daily exercise.