Framework updates for February 2024.
eProcurement user group
Our latest user group meeting took place on 11 January. If you are a Welsh public sector buyer and would like access to the recording, please e-mail: ICTProcurement@gov.wales
Supplier information credit check service
The current supplier portfolio & credit check service contract, provided by Dun & Bradstreet, expires on the 27 February 2024.
The new contract will be provided by Dun & Bradstreet and will start on 26 February 2024. As part of the new contract, the service will use a new version of the tool.
We have 2 demo sessions available to users, hosted on Microsoft Teams:
- 6 February at 11:00
- 7 February at 11:30
If you are a current user and require access under the new agreement, please e-mail: ICTProcurement@gov.wales. To ensure you have a space on our demo sessions, please e-mail the ICT Procurement mailbox to confirm which session you are attending.
IT products and services (iii)
Following our customer and supplier engagement sessions, we are preparing the framework specification which we expect to be issued in Spring 2024.
If you are interested in being part of the technical evaluation panels, please e-mail CommercialProcurement.DigitalDataICT@gov.wales
Atamis spend submissions
Organisations should submit their spend data to Atamis by the 20th of each month to ensure its inclusion in the system for that respective month.
You will be asked to include the Open Contracting Identifier number (OCID) in your spend submission to Atamis. This is to help Contracting Authorities and the Welsh Government prepare for changes introduced by the Procurement Act 2023.
The OCID, generated when a notice is published on Sell2Wales, is a unique identifier connecting data across the contracting process stages.
Additionally, consider including the optional Companies House registration number of your suppliers in your spend analysis submissions.
It’s with mixed emotions we bid farewell to Paul Robertson and Phil Joslin who are leaving Commercial Procurement Directorate, to take on new roles. Wishing them every success with their new opportunities and continued success.
For further information regarding any of our contracts, please e-mail: CommercialProcurement.DigitalDataICT@gov.wales