Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015
The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.
It will make the public bodies listed in the act think more about the long term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach.
ISO 20400 - Sustainable Procurement
ISO 20400 is a set of standards that provides guidance to organizations on Integrating sustainability with Procurement.
It is a useful framework for sustainable sourcing and helps organizations adopt a holistic approach to buying culture that considers the entire life cycle of a product or service.
ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System
ISO 14001 is a standard that specifies the requirements for an environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework for organizations to design, implement, and continually improve their environmental performance. By adhering to this standard, organizations can ensure they are taking proactive measures to minimize their environmental footprint, comply with relevant legal requirements, and achieve their environmental objectives. The framework encompasses various aspects, from resource usage and waste management to monitoring environmental performance and involving stakeholders in environmental commitments
ISO 9001 - Quality Management System
ISO 9001 is a globally recognized standard for quality management.
It helps organizations of all sizes and sectors to improve their performance, meet customer expectations and demonstrate their commitment to quality. The standard defines how to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve a quality management system (QMS. The QMS focuses on meeting customer requirements and enhancing customer satisfaction
Welsh Procurement Policy Notes 06/21
Welsh Government has decided to adopt the UKG PPN 06/21, mandating for Welsh Government contracts valued at £5 million or more from 1st April 2022, and recommend it as good practice to the rest of the Welsh Public Sector (WPS). This WPPN provides further information specifically to WPS bodies to help them meet the 2030 target for a net zero public sector in Wales and be aware of the amendments made to the Environment (Wales) Act 2016.
Sell 2 Wales
Free online service that provides information about contracts and opportunities with the Welsh public service and Buyer-Contractors. It is a procurement portal set up by the Welsh Government to help businesses win contracts with the public sector across Wales and to help public sector buyers advertise and manage tender opportunities. Additionally, Sell2Wales provides free online courses for starting, running, or growing your business
E-tendering portal for Welsh public sector organizations that provides a secure way of returning tenders and a transparent process for raising queries during the tender process 1. The platform is designed to give suppliers easy access to tender documents and to provide a set of eSourcing tools which includes workflows, tendering, evaluation, contract, and supplier performance.
Public Contract Regulations 2015
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 oversee the fair procurement of goods and services by UK public authorities. They establish thresholds, procedures, and transparency requirements, ensuring equal treatment of suppliers and allowing consideration of social and environmental factors in contract awards.
Carbon Reduction Plan Training
In 2019, the UK became the first major economy to adopt a legal commitment to achieve 'Net Zero' carbon emissions by 2050. This measure requires suppliers bidding for major government contracts to commit to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and publish a 'Carbon Reduction Plan'. Suppliers who fail to make this commitment or publish their plan risk being excluded from the procurement process.
This training with Crown Commercial Service will help suppliers in the creation of a carbon reduction plan and answer any questions around this requirement.
Carbon Reduction plans Template
A carbon reduction plan template is a structured document outlining an organization's strategy to decrease its carbon footprint. It typically includes goals, action steps, and timelines for implementing initiatives such as energy efficiency measures, renewable energy adoption, and sustainable practices, facilitating a systematic approach to environmental sustainability.