February 2021 – Welsh Government consults on draft procurement bill

The Welsh Government is consulting on its first draft procurement Bill that aims to strengthen and promote consistency in social partnership in Wales; deliver fair work outcomes and achieve socially responsible procurement. The objectives of the Bill are to improve the delivery of public services through a strengthened and more consistent social partnership system with fair work at its heart and to improve well-being, especially social and economic well-being, in Wales, by ensuring that the voice and interests of workers are central to decision making; by contributing to addressing economic inequalities; by delivering fair work outcomes; and by ensuring that well-being is a key consideration in public procurement.

Our #BetterForUs guide echoes many of the proposals in relation to procurement suggested by the Welsh Government. Aspire is preparing a response to be published in April 2021.

The consultation ends on 23 April 2021. Copies of the consultation paper can be seen here.

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