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Rhagair y gweinidog | GCCC 2015

“Mae’n bleser gennyf gefnogi Gwobrau Caffael Cenedlaethol Cymru 2015, yn dilyn llwyddiant
digwyddiad y llynedd, a gynhaliwyd yn Neuadd y Ddinas, Caerdydd, yn ogystal.
Cinio Gwobrau Caffael Cenedlaethol Cymru yw’r achlysur perffaith ar gyfer cydnabod a gwobrwyo
unigolion a thimau sydd:
• Y mwyaf arloesol
• Yn gyrru cynnydd caffael cyhoeddus ymlaen
• Yn dylanwadu ar newidiadau, ac
• Yn gweithredu polisi caffael mewn modd sydd yn rhoi buddion amgylcheddol, cymdeithasol
ac economaidd gwirioneddol i Gymru, neu
• Sydd yn gyflenwyr sydd yn cyflenwi nwyddau arloesol neu wasanaethau i’r sector gyhoeddus
Mae’r noson wobrau yn gyfle i’r rhai hynny sydd yn prynu, a’r rhai hynny sydd yn cyflenwi, nwyddau
ar gyfer y sector gyhoeddus Gymreig i ddangos beth yw arfer gorau mewn gwirionedd, ac fe gawn
ddathlu llwyddiannau a thalu diolch i’r rhai hynny sydd wedi gwneud cyfraniad i les Cymru.”

Jane Hutt,
Gweinidog ar gyfer Cyllid a Busnes y Llywodraeth


Minister’s foreword | WNPA 2015

“I am delighted to support the Welsh National Procurement Awards 2015, following the success of last
year’s event, also held at City Hall, Cardiff.
The Welsh National Procurement Awards Dinner is a perfect showcase for recognising and rewarding
individuals and teams who:
• Are the most innovative,
• Drive public procurement progress,
• Influence change, and,
• Implement procurement policy in a way that delivers real environmental, social and economic benefits for Wales, or
• Are suppliers supplying innovative goods or services to the public sector
This awards evening is the opportunity for all those who buy for, and supply, the Welsh public sector to
show what best practice really is so we can celebrate achievements and thank those who have made
a contribution to the well being of Wales.”

Jane Hutt,
Minister for Finance and Government Business

Full details can be found here WELSH NATIONAL PROCUREMENT AWARDS 2015

Call for Fellowship Nomination at The Procurement Best Practice Academy

August 2014 – November 2014

The Procurement Best Practice Academy at University of South Wales is delighted to announce the nomination for the Fellowship. The Procurement Best Practice Academy (PBPA) at University of South Wales works in partnership with procurement professionals and the academic community to identify develop and disseminate best practice in procurement and supply chain management. Some of its aims include developing a community of practice through its membership, delivering high quality research, consultancy and training and fostering applied research – plus a lot more.

The University has had a long and distinguished history of research, training and education in Procurement and Supply Chain Management and is one of the largest CIPS Centres of Excellence in the UK. The creation of The Procurement Best Practice Academy signals the beginning of a new and exciting era, bringing together academics and practitioners to identify, develop, disseminate and celebrate best practice locally, nationally and internationally. We have the support of the University, professional bodies and the business community. We hope that you will join us to raise the profile of Procurement and Supply Chain Management and to demonstrate how best practice can contribute to competitive advantage.
Fellows must be able to demonstrate an outstanding contribution to knowledge and/or practice and will be recognized as an innovator, leader or motivator in his/her field. Each fellowship will have a unique citation.

Fellows can nominate themselves or may be nominated by others. There will be an annual call for nominations for Fellowship. All Applications for Fellowship will be considered by a panel consisting of 2 members of the PBPA Team, 2 members of the Steering Group and 2 existing Fellows.

To nominate the fellow please contact the PBPA Team for further information via;
Tel: +44(0) 1443 482673.

The Procurement Best Practice Academy Dynamics
Posted on February 27, 2014

On 24th February 2014 representatives Dr Kath Ringwald Director of the Procurement Best Practice Academy and Vera Ndrecaj attended the regional forum ‘Investing in the Western Balkans’ organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to further the Academy’s intention to build partnerships with Western Balkan Governments.

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Academy Team invited to present at annual IPSERA Conference
Posted on January 16, 2014

The Director of the Procurement Best Practice Academy (PBPA) Dr Kath Ringwald and Vera Ndrecaj will present a research paper at the 23rd Annual IPSERA Conference 2014. The conference will be held at South Africa on 13th-16th April 2014.

The Organising Committee has accepted a research paper: Driving economic development through public sector procurement. An introductory study to identify the common challenges facing public sector procurement in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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ePayments (PCard) Concession Contract
January 16, 2014

Contract:A ten year concession contract available to the Welsh public sector was let by Welsh Ministers on 03 December 2012 to Barclays Bank PLC.

The Value Wales Division of the Welsh Government will provide contract and service management support on behalf of the Welsh public sector with respect to the services delivered under the contract
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United Biscuits Wins Environment Initiative of the Year Award
January 29, 2014

United Biscuits has won the coveted title Environmental Initiative of the Year in the Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

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Case Study: Self Declartion Form

January 31, 2014

In 2012 Cardiff Council launched a collaborative Source Regional Project which includes senior representatives from the University of South Wales, Caerphilly Council, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Torfaen Council and Welsh Government.

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Postgraduate students celebrate completion of project management programme

December 6, 2013

Postgraduate business and management students based on the University’s Treforest Campus celebrate the successful completion of a project management programme run within the Business School.

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University chairs annual business and entrepreneurship conference

December 6, 2013

The University of South Wales recently chaired and sponsored the 36th, highly successful, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 2013 Conference at Cardiff City Hall.

With over 400 delegates from 40 countries from across the world in attendance, the event showcased new research on small business and entrepreneurship in a setting that simulated debate and discussion, provided excellent networking opportunities, and held specialist workshops. The event also supported an ‘Enterprise Zone’ in which entrepreneurial business and management students from the University and external stakeholders participated.

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The Official Launch of The National Procurement Service

December 4, 2013

The National Procurement Service was officially launched by Finance Minister Jane Hutt AM and Local Government Minister Lesley Griffiths

The NPS will be lead by Sue Moffatt and brings together 70 public sector organisations across Wales to combine their purchasing power and lever an estimated £25 million in savings. This is an exciting development and changes the face of public sector procurement by ' buying once for Wales’

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Promoting the Procurement Best Practice Academy to ASTUTE members in Wales

December 2, 2013

Dr Kath Ringwald, Scott Parfitt, and Vera Ndrecaj have been promoting the Procurement Best Practice Academy to ASTUTE members in Wales.

On 31st October 2013 the Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technology group at Cardiff University hosted an event at the Glamorgan Conference Centre – University of South Wales. ASTUTE is a collaborative project across Welsh Universities to support local businesses

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Introducing the Procurement Best Practice Academy to Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply -West Wales Branch and ACCA.

December 2, 2013

Dr Kath Ringwald, Scott Parfitt and Vera Ndrecaj have been introducing the Procurement Best Practice Academy to Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (West Wales Branch) and ACCA.

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Introducing the Procurement Best Practice Academy “Commetted to exellence in procurement and supply chain management”

November 28, 2013

Dr Kath Ringwald, Scott Parfitt, and Vera Ndrecaj have been introducing the Procurement Best Practice Academy to Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply members in South Wales.
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