The collaborative space for procurement & commercial communities in Wales
Cyd is the new centre of excellence where procurement and commercial communities can learn and support each other.
Our initial focus is on the role of procurement and commercial in supporting Wales’ target to reach Net Zero by 2030.Learn more about Cyd
Latest news and events
How procurement in Wales can deliver wellbeing impact, today and for future generations – Cydrannu Session – 19 October 2023Posted on October 13, 2023
Jonathan Tench and Alice Horn from the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales join us to share their reflections on the event they held recently, in collaboration with Cwmpas.
An update on the Cyd journeyPosted on October 9, 2023
James Taylor, Delivery Manager behind Cyd, rounds up where we are and most importantly where we’re going, as we continue to work at delivering a procurement centre of excellence for Wales.
Adding value through de-duplicationPosted on September 27, 2023
In August 2023 WLGA took an innovative and radical step, stripping out the procurement content from the new-look WLGA website.
Policing the public purse – Ensuring value for money and flexibility in procuring initial officer training across WalesPosted on September 28, 2023
Long gone are the national police training centres, where new recruits would be trained alongside counterparts from across the country, before returning to their home forces to hit the beat.
How do you tackle the burning pyre when the pool runs dry?Posted on September 25, 2023
Helen Rees, Head of Procurement and Contracting with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, spoke about what was initially a hopeless journey to bolster her struggling team with an additional procurement officer.
Information hub for procurement professionals in Wales – Cydrannu Session – 26 September 2023Posted on September 13, 2023
Cydrannu’s knowledge sharing webinar took place at 1pm – 2pm on 26 September, the video is available below.
Procurex CymruPosted on September 18, 2023
Procurex Wales is just around the corner, bringing together the best of procurement!
The new Cyd site is live | Tell us what you thinkPosted on August 14, 2023
Following an initial test period with the Cyd community, we’re ready for the Beta launch of the development website to support Wales’ procurement and commercial professionals
CPD & contract managementPosted on September 7, 2023
Workplace learning & practices, and the influence of technology. With Amanda Rosewarne, CPD Standards Office
Continuing Cyd. What’s next?Posted on July 10, 2023
An Alpha report has now been completed, the executive summary published and we now have agreement to extend the project to the end of March to continue delivery.
Blog by David Nicholson.
Building a Sustainable Future: Newport City Council’s Journey to Decarbonising ProcurementPosted on July 3, 2023
The need for public sector organisations to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 grows more urgent with each passing day. Public sector organisations have a responsibility to lead by example.
Guest blog by Theo Bishop, Newport City Council.
Why is procurement important if we want better public services in Wales?Posted on May 12, 2023
We’ve been talking to Liz Lucas, Head of Customer and Digital Services at Caerphilly County Council about the role of procurement in supporting public service delivery.
Interview with Liz Lucas
83% water saving, work for up to 100 local people and cost savings of £12,000Posted on July 3, 2023
In partnership with the National Procurement Service for Wales, Lyreco are delivering an innovative, nationwide copier paper supply and recycling service for 39 Welsh public sector stakeholders, creating work for up to 100 local people.
Baking a better cake – unpacking and tackling CO2e in supply chainsPosted on April 25, 2023
The most recent assessment for 2020/21 calculated that the purchased goods and services (inc. works) we buy accounted for 87% of the Welsh Public Sector’s carbon footprint.
Blog by Brendan Burke.
Comparing Milk Packaging Options for Monmouthshire Primary SchoolsPosted on July 3, 2023
Environmental impacts are increasingly important in procuring school milk services and must be considered alongside the contract cost and other procurement criteria.
Cyd, some unfinished business …Posted on April 4, 2023
Looking back I find it incredible to think of all of the work that has gone into taking forward the recommendations forward. The pace has certainly picked up since Procurex last year. Cyd as a brand has now replaced the name Procurement Centre of Excellence.
Blog by David Nicholson.
The Procurement JourneyStart your procurement journey
The procurement journey envolves three broad steps: Develop, Tender, Contract. Each of these steps changes depending on the value of your procurement. Once you have developed your brief for the tender (see the first step of Develop), you will know what you are buying, how much it costs and whether it is freely available in the market. This will help you choose the Procurement Route from the Welsh Government Procurement Route Planner.
There are 4 sections:
Having clear and transparent commercial pipelines and a good understanding of the market to plan for the procurement process
Evaluating bidder compliance with exclusion grounds and selecting suitable suppliers for the contract
Working with suppliers and managing the contract to ensure successful achievement of contractual outcomes
We’ve brought together a range of resources to support you at each stage of your procurement journey.
Visit the link below to view resources relate to every stage of the procurement journey.