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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5 - Tŷ Hywel. View directions

Contact: Fay Bowen 

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Transcript: Transcript for 05/02/2018 - Public Accounts Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(13.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1       The Chair welcomed the Members to the meeting.

1.2       There were no apologies.

(13.00)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

(13.05 - 14.00)

3.

The Welsh Government's initial funding of the Circuit of Wales Project: Evidence Session with the Welsh Government

Research Briefing

 

Shan Morgan – Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government

Andrew Slade - Director General, Economy, Skills and Natural Resources, Welsh Government

Andrew Jeffreys - Director, Treasury, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee questioned Shan Morgan, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government; Andrew Slade, Director General, Economy, Skills and Natural Resources, Welsh Government and Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Treasury, Welsh Government on the Welsh Government's initial funding of the Circuit of Wales Project.

3.2 The Permanent Secretary agreed to write to the Chair clarifying a number of points raised during the evidence session.

(14.00)

4.

Public Procurement: Committee correspondence

PAC(5)-04-18 PTN 1 - Inquiry into Public Procurement: Response from Natural Resources Wales

PAC(5)-04-18 PTN 2 - Inquiry into Public Procurement: Response from NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

PAC(5)-04-18 PTN 3 - Inquiry into Public Procurement: Response from Welsh Government

PAC(5)-04-18 PTN 4 - Inquiry into Public Procurement: Response from Welsh Local Government Association

PAC(5)-04-18 PTN 5 - Inquiry into Public Procurement: Response from Jayne Lynch – Cardiff University

PAC(5)-04-18 PTN 6 - Inquiry into Public Procurement: Response from Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales (HEPCW)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The responses were noted.

(14.05 - 14.50)

5.

Public Procurement: Evidence Session 1

Research Briefing

 

PAC(5)-04-18 Paper 1 – Caerphilly County Borough Council

PAC(5)-04-18 Paper 2 – Cardiff Council

 

Liz Lucas – Head of Procurement, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Steve Robinson - Head of Procurement, Cardiff Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee took evidence from Liz Lucas, Head of Procurement, Caerphilly County Borough Council and Steve Robinson, Head of Procurement, Cardiff Council as part of their inquiry into public procurement.

5.2 Liz Lucas agreed to send details of types and value of goods and services that Caerphilly CBC have purchased through the Crown Commercial Service framework.

(15.00 -15.50)

6.

Public Procurement: Evidence Session 2 (By video conference)

PAC(5)-04-18 Paper 3 – Denbighshire County Council

 

Mike Halstead – Head of Audit and Procurement, Conwy County Borough Council

Arwel Staples – Strategic Procurement Manager, Denbighshire County Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee took evidence from Mike Halstead, Head of Audit and Procurement, Conwy County Borough Council and Arwel Staples, Strategic Procurement Manager, Denbighshire County Council as part of their inquiry into public procurement.

 

(15.50 - 16.40)

7.

Public Procurement: Evidence Session 3

PAC(5)-04-18 Paper 4 – Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

 

Sophie Howe – Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Dr Eurgain Powell - Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee took evidence from Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and Dr Eurgain Powell, Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales as part of their inquiry into public procurement.

 

(16.40)

8.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

Items 9 & 10 and Items 1 & 2 of the meeting on 12 February 2018

Minutes:

8.1 The motion was agreed.

(16.40 - 16.50)

9.

Public Procurement: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

9.1 The evidence was considered.

(16.50 - 17.00)

10.

The Welsh Government's initial funding of the Circuit of Wales Project: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

10.1 The evidence was considered and Members agreed that the Clerks should prepare a draft report which they will consider along with the additional information from the Welsh Government.

 

 

 

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