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Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Act 2023

Section 27 - Social public works clauses in major construction contracts

74.This section requires the Welsh Ministers to publish model clauses for major construction contracts (“social public works clauses”) designed to bring about improvements to economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being listed under the categories set out in the Table in section 27. In summary, these improvements cover: prompt payment for suppliers; providing employment opportunities to younger and disadvantaged people; ensuring compliance with legislation in relation to employment rights; providing appropriate training for workers; providing opportunities to SMEs when subcontracting; and certain environmental matters. The table can be amended in future through regulations.

75.“Including” social public works clauses in major construction contracts means including all of the model clauses, incorporating wording that will have the same or substantially the same effect as the published model contract clauses.

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