Organisation name: Value Wales, Welsh Assembly Government
Submitted: 11/09/2009 by firstname.lastname@example.org
- Organisation core business: Value Wales is a division of Welsh Assembly Government. Value Wales exists to help the Welsh public sector to make the most of its resources. It has three areas of work - Procurement, Estates and Projects and Efficiency.
- What will the project do?: Name of project Idea: Homegrown Talent (Procurement) Project The Homegrown Talent (Procurement) project will create additional skilled capability across Wales and at the same time realise savings and wider environmental, social and economic benefits. Addressing the shortage of procurement professionals in the Welsh public sector will put Wales in a position to sustain the project benefits in the longer term. Developing senior management understanding will ensure that the opportunities available from smarter procurement are maximised across Wales. Specifically the project will: Recruit two or three cohorts of students and through a combination of on the job training and project assignments coupled with professional procurement qualifications produce a new and highly skilled workforce; Supplement this with a professional expertise; Use the additional resource to help deliver a series of interventions that will realise procurement efficiencies across Wales through the Value Wales collaborative procurement programme and xchangewales (e-solutions) programme and the associated work with partners across Wales; Ensure that senior managers or Service Heads across Wales understand the difference smarter procurement can make to their operation and their objectives to improve use of e-solutions, and support the environment and equal opportunities; Help to spread best practice and innovation in procurement. It therefore delivers against both Themes within Priority 4 ie Theme 2 Building the capacity of public service sectors to deliver high quality services and Theme 1 Transforming public services through more effective collaborative working - in that through growing capability it delivers tangible and measurable benefits.
- Regional area(s) to be covered by the project: All Convergence
- Who will be the end beneficiaries?: Ultimately the Welsh citizen through a more efficient Welsh public and more sustainable procurement outcomes. Retention of graduates and employment for economically inactive.
- Who will be involved in delivering the project?: Value Wales core staff Welsh Assembly Government policy areas and HR Careers Wales Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Welsh Universities student advisory networks Heads of Procurement and Service Heads from Local Authorities, NHS, Universities, Colleges, Emergency Services and Assembly Governed Sponsored Bodies and Central Government Departments based in Wales; WLGA Welsh Purchasing Consortium and North Wales Procurement Partnership Welsh Health Supplies and Welsh Health Estates Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales Higher Education Funding Council Wales Welsh Further Education Purchasing Consortium Professional Consultants and Evaluators appointed by tender
- What might be the outputs (activity measures) of the project?: Number of new collaborative projects and arrangements Number of Participants receiving training (broken into managers and workforce) Number of Participants gaining professional qualification and future employment Value of savings realised and projected Number of Workforce development strategies Number of adoptors of sustainable procurement (e-solutions, environmental and equality policies) Completion of Welsh public sector data analysis Completion of Welsh public sector capability baseline Implementation of a Communications plan to share innovation and best practice
- What might be the results of the project?: Up to 2,000 Participants (senior managers or Heads of Service) being trained in how to use procurement to realise benefits; Up to 20m pounds of savings realised (and more projected for future years); Up to 24 participants gaining full MCIPS professional procurement qualifications; Up to 24 participants gaining future full time employment; Up to 40 Welsh public sector organisations improving workforce planning and development strategies; Improved adoption of sustainable procurement (including environmental and equality policies) and better outcomes; Up to 50 additional secondment or assignment arrangements thereby sharing best practice and improving collaboration. Faster or wider implementation of the xchangewales tools and sustainable procurement best practice initiatives.
- What would the project's impact be?: A reduction in the skills shortage across Wales Greater retention of graduates in Wales Savings realised and re-invested in public service improvement ? ROI of 250% estimated More efficient and effective public services A joined up approach to key service categories with high procurement expenditure More pace and depth to the implementation of the all-Wales Sourcing Strategy and the e-solutions xchangewales programme - and hence the virtual shared service for procurement More money spent in a way that supports sustainable development A proven concept that can be used again. Employment of 24 to 36 trainees Geographical coverage - generating an all-Wales solution to a common problem Involvement of between 50-80% of Welsh public sector organisations Influence on up to 4.5 billion poundsWelsh public sector expenditure Involvement of up to 2,000 Participants
- What is the project estimated cost?: £13,400,000