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Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Act 2023

Section 39 – Annual socially responsible procurement reports

102.Section 39(1) sets out a requirement on contracting authorities to publish an annual socially responsible procurement report as soon as possible at the end of each financial year.

103.Subsection (2) provides that these reports must include a summary of the prescribed procurements that led to the award of any contract within that financial year, a review of the steps that the authority has taken to meet its objectives, what (if any) further steps could be taken in future procurements to meet those objectives and a summary of procurement that is planned for the following two years, along with any other information as may be specified in regulations made by the Welsh Ministers.

104.Subsection (2)(e) requires the Welsh Ministers to set out in regulations information that contracting authorities should include in their annual reports, subsection (3) specifies that must include information on the extent to which their public procurement activities are meeting their socially responsible procurement objectives by, for example contributing to the local economy, taking environmental and other social considerations – such as promoting and facilitating use of the Welsh language – into account.

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