Posts in Category: Procurement

Transforming the Procurement of Agency Staff 

In 2003, through the Welsh Purchasing Initiative the WLGA managed a Value for Money improvement project for the supply of agency staff. In essence they brought HR and procurement people together and asked 'is there a better way?'

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  23/04/2014   Categories: Procurement WLGA
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Standardised Desktop Hardware Project 

All six Local Authorities in North Wales, led by Wrexham County Borough Council, have come together to introduce optimised and standardised workplace IT hardware, through a contract process under the Value Wales IT Equipment and Associated Services... read more
 
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  23/04/2014   Categories: Procurement WLGA
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Food Supplier Performance 

This is about food quality and an additional layer of assurance in the safe provision of food. Welsh local government takes food safety very seriously. The safety critical actions undertaken by local authorities since the publication of Professor... read more
 
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  23/04/2014   Categories: Procurement WLGA
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Collaborative Procurement of Energy 

In October 2006, following a full options appraisal exercise, Welsh Purchasing Consortium (WPC) established a strategic coordinating unit within Rhondda Cynon Taf to act on behalf of the consortium members and its other customers and to work in... read more
 
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  23/04/2014   Categories: Procurement WLGA
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Managing Supply Chains – Procurement of Milk 

Welsh Local Government is a significant consumer of milk, annually buying around £10,000,000 worth through its contracts. With the Welsh countryside significantly given over to dairy production and much of rural Wales economically dependent on those ... read more
 
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  23/04/2014   Categories: Procurement WLGA
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Evolving the Procurement of Agency Staff 

For a number of years, and for the last four years almost entirely, Welsh Local Authorities have been using regional or local Vendor Managed Services to manage agency workers. These use Master Vendor or Vendor Neutral procurement models to manage... read more
 
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  23/04/2014   Categories: Procurement WLGA
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Procurement of Service Concessions 

The technically difficult question of whether proposed arrangements were procured contracts, requiring specific process and constraints under public procurement regulations; or service concessions, which did not. The issue was not one of exemption.... read more
 
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  23/04/2014   Categories: Procurement WLGA
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Influencing and Rewarding Sustainable Procurement 

The general scope of this project was to execute a collaborative arrangement for the supply of Fresh Prepared & Unprepared Fruit, Vegetables & Salads. Analysis of historic data and a forward commitment survey of WPC member authorities were... read more
 
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  23/04/2014   Categories: Procurement WLGA
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