The National Procurement Service (NPS)
The National Procurement Service (NPS) for Wales was launched in November 2013 and is hosted by the Welsh Government. It has been established to work on behalf of the wider public sector across Wales. By using this combined purchasing power the goal is to secure annual savings of £25m.
In this endeavour it is engaging collaboratively with public sector member organisations in seeking to find the best available deals in common and repetitive spend.
The NPS is managed on a category basis with category teams responsible for engaging with the public sector and suppliers. This will ensure that frameworks and contracts are active and producing the required outputs for customer organisations. Public sector expenditure has been rationalised and is managed under the following categories:
- Fleet and transport
- Professional services
- Corporate and business support services
- People services and utilities
- Construction and facilities management