Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

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Introductions, apologies and substitutions


1.1 Apologies for absence were received from Gwenda Thomas AM.



Public Procurement

Dr Rachel Bowen, Policy Manager, Federation of Small Businesses

Iestyn Davies, Senior Head of External Affairs (Devolved Nations), Federation of Small Businesses

Gareth Coles, Public Service Delivery Officer, Wales Council for Voluntary Action

Rhodri Jones, Chair, Wales Construction Federation Alliance

Supporting documents:


2.1 Dr Rachel Bowen, Iestyn Davies, Gareth Coles and Rhodri Jones answered questions from Members of the Committee.



Public Procurement

Christopher Chapman, Programme Manager, Welsh Local Government Association

Mark Roscrow, NHS Shared Services Partnership

Howard Allaway, Procurement Manager, Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales

Supporting documents:


3.1 Christopher Chapman, Mark Roscrow and Howard Allaway answered questions from Members of the Committee.



Public Procurement

Jane Hutt, Minister for Finance and Government Business

Kerry Stephens, Deputy Director - Procurement, Value Wales

Julie Harrison, Senior Stakeholder Manager, National Procurement Service

Jeff Andrews, Specialist Policy Adviser, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:


4.1 Jane Hutt AM, the Minister for Finance and Government Business, Kerry Stephens, Nick Sullivan and Jeff Andrews answered questions from Members of the Committee.

4.2 The Minister for Finance and Government Business agreed to provide the following:

·         A note on the implications of the new general designation for public procurement that the Welsh Government has secured from the UK Government.

·         The Minister offered to respond in writing to Mohammad Asghar’s question about whether the NHS could save money by upgrading expensive machinery, rather than replacing it when relatively new, but obsolete due to technological advances.