Public Sector Procurement

WRAP Cymru is working to assist public sector organisations in Wales by incorporating sustainability into their procurement processes and activities.

The project aims to review organisations’ procurement related documentation (e.g. ITT’s, contracts, tender specifications) and make recommendations for improved resource efficiency in line with the Welsh Government Procurement Policy. It will also help organisations to align with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and Towards Zero Waste strategy.

The support may include specifying resource-efficient and sustainable options for longer-life products, re-used products, asset re-distribution and achieve cost savings.

The project will look to target key categories/materials (other areas will be considered on a case by case basis).

  • Food & Drink
  • Textiles
  • Electrical Products
  • Furniture
  • Construction

The sustainable procurement activities should support the Welsh Government’s Procurement Policy whereby “Value for Money” should be considered as the optimum combination of whole-of-life costs in terms of not only generating efficiency savings and good quality outcomes for the organisation, but also benefit to society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.

Case Studies

We have highlighted the steps taken by various organisations together with the benefits realised through adopting sustainable procurement practices.  These are contained within a number of informative case studies under ‘Related Documents’ to the right hand side of the screen.

If you would like to bring in consultancy support to work on making your procurement processes more sustainable please contact the dedicated Sustainable Resource Management team on 02920 100100.

For further information about the support available, please refer to this Guide to Applying for Consultancy Support.