We’re dedicated to creating a network of home-grown talent in Wales that promises to keep our communities thriving. We work with our suppliers to maximise investment in the skills, development and well-being of their staff and suppliers
When we buy goods and services, works and utilities, we do so in a way that achieves value for money and exploits the opportunity to achieve wider benefits for people, the economy and the environment. This approach to sustainable and ethical procurement sets out to meet the guidelines set by the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.
We’re working closely with community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises to ensure that local communities are consulted and involved in transport developments. This includes procurement activity and making better social and community use of stations.
Our Rail Services team is developing a Station Social and Commercial Development Plan which will see the appointment of Community Ambassadors. These Ambassadors will liaise with an expanded network of Community Rail partnerships to further engage with local communities and look at community projects to bring redundant space back in use.
We have worked with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action to ensure the involvement of voluntary and not-for-profit organisations. We’ve held supplier events with Social Business Wales and we’ll ensure future procurement opportunities will be made available now that the new Rail Service has commenced. The programme of station refurbishments and the fit out of our new headquarters in Pontypridd will offer opportunities to create local social, economic, environmental and cultural value.
We have appointed a Supplier Champion to work closely with Business Wales, Construction Futures and Social Business Wales to map out current and potential supply chains.
Voluntary and not for profit organisations wishing to be part of the supply chain should contact the Supplier Champion, which also helps identify support available for smaller companies.
For details of our upcoming contracts, find us on Sell2Wales.