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Maximising the impact of Welsh Procurement Policy
Building on the recommendations in the McClelland Review the Statement sets out nine principles for how the public sector should carry out procurement from being professionally resourced to using procurement to deliver ‘community benefits’ and support the Welsh economy.
Jane Hutt said:
"The procurement policies reflected in our Programme for Government are already making progress and delivering value for money and business opportunities but this needs to be fully implemented across the public sector. There are no reasons or excuses why the public sector cannot fully adopt the principles in the Wales Procurement Policy Statement.
"Full adoption of the Statement will deliver results across Wales. But I do not consider adoption to be optional. If the policies in the Statement are not fully embraced I am prepared to strengthen public procurement duties and will consider additional regulation or legislation.
"Over the past year we have seen that good procurement can drive efficiencies and at the same time bring about local community and economic benefits. Public leaders must not settle for adequate procurement activity. In Wales we already have some of the best practice available and we all must strive to achieve excellence in our procurement to get the maximum benefit from every penny we spend."