Magazine article Public Finance

Procurement 'Should Be More Transparent'

Magazine article Public Finance

Procurement 'Should Be More Transparent'

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A lack of transparent evaluation and feedback in procurement is one of several barriers preventing small and medium-sized enterprises in Wales rrom winning puonc sector contracts, research has found.

A report commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government also found that complexity in the procurement process and difficulty in completing pre-qualification Questionnaires for tenders were also factors.

The University of Glamorgan and research team Tandarwiia, based at Bangor University and Trinity University CoUege, Carmarthen, looked at pre-gualification material from 25 public sector organisations and canvassed the views of SMEs.

The report. Barriers to procurement opportunity, published on May 27, said Ireland had given powers to the auditor general to investigate procurement practices, raising the pronto of transparency and compliance. …

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