Our procurement function provides procurement expertise both to our staff and to the higher education (HE) sector in Wales. It raises the profile of procurement internally and within the HE sector. It also helps to communicate Welsh Government procurement policies to the HE sector and other key stakeholders.The procurement function within HEFCW:
- supports the procurement activity that takes place within HEFCW to ensure that value for money is obtained when purchasing its own goods, services and works, and to ensure that procurement best practice is always followed
- works with the HE sector to advise and support on best procurement practice
HEFCW has adopted Welsh Government's Procurement Policy and ten Policy Principles.
This report has been developed to demonstrate to the Welsh Government the benefits that have accrued from best practice procurement in the HE Sector in Wales. The sector reports its procurement efficiencies to HEFCW on an annual basis and includes information about progress with best practice procurement such as the use of e-procurement technology and key projects being undertaken. The sector also provides information about how procurement has been used to deliver community benefits and Welsh Government procurement policy.