Utilising the New EU Procurement Rules to Benefit our Communities

Realising the future and delivering today! A guide for councillors and senior managers

Councils in Wales are facing an unprecedented set of challenges and leadership by councillors and senior managers has never been more important than now. The drive to provide better outcomes for citizens in key public services and to promote local economic growth must continue at the same time as realising savings on a very large scale.

As a consequence, public services are being ‘rewired’ and innovative new models of service delivery are being developed. This includes further integration of services across health and social care and beyond and, increasingly, the creation of vehicles for trading and income generation. All of this is taking place against the backdrop of pending local government reorganisation.

This guide provides a briefing for councillors and senior managers on some recent changes to the public procurement rules (the ‘EU rules’) which will help councils and their partners respond boldly to the challenges which lie ahead, click here. For a printable version, click here.

Practitioners' Toolkit

This toolkit is a resource for procurement and commissioning professionals and others in service delivery, programme and project management roles. It is about making best use of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) – the EU procurement rules – to deliver council objectives, click here.

  1. Why this toolkit? Click here
  2. How are we collaborating on procurement? Click here
  3. What improvements can we make to the way we buy? Click here
  4. What are our options for major projects? Click here
  5. How should we use technology? Click here
  6. How do we maximise community benefits? Click here

For more information contact: Richard Dooner   


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