Procurement

Published on: May 5th 2021
Last updated on June 22nd 2022

On this page you will find information about:

Sport and Leisure Procurement Service 

Launched 28 June 2022

We’ve teamed up with the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) to offer members of both organisations a Procurement Service. This service will be delivered through 2buy2, a procurement specialist and partner of WSA.

The Sport and Leisure Procurement Service is FREE to all members of Community Leisure UK, across the UK and across portfolio areas (including sport, physical activity, leisure, green spaces, arts and culture) and includes options for procurement in the following categories:

  • Electricity. 
  • Gas.
  • Water. 
  • Chemicals. 
  • Telecoms. 
  • Cleaning products. 
  • IT Support. 
  • HR support. 
  • Solar solutions. 
  • Broadband.

Additional, demand led, services and products will continue to be added as and when required.

Visit the WSA for more information.

How Does it Work?

2buy2 will deliver several specific procurement services for eligible organisations as follows:

  • Access to an Online Procurement Portal for the Sport & Leisure Sector (due to go live in August 2022, manual version from 28 June 2022)
  • Access to a Contracts Register Tool
  • A Procurement “Health Check”

In order to access 2buy2’s energy frameworks, organisations are required to complete a manual 2buy2 DCF (Data Collection Form) and LOA (Letter of Authority).

For new products and services, where there is collaboration and the opportunity to aggregate data and spend, 2buy2 will source products and services free of charge.

If your organisation has a bespoke requirement, or one that is above PCR2015 thresholds for public spending, 2buy2 will be required to procure using a compliant tender process and this may incur a fee.

Manual Service Live from 28 June 2022

The online procurement portal is due for launch in August 2022, however a manual service is live and readily available. 

The portal will provide self-service access to a range of approved supplier lists, framework agreements, quotes & pricing from pre-accredited suppliers, and to access these via a RFQ (request for quote) process, will be Free. There will also be access to a series of best practice procurement guides, templates, and procedures free of charge.

Access to a Contracts Register Tool

The online portal will include a self-service digital Contracts Register. Free access is provided to all organisations eligible to access. This tool will inform organisations of when contracts are ending, so they can judge when and how much time is needed to re-procure services. The system will be able to set automatic reminders for users.

A Procurement ‘Health Check’

All eligible users are eligible to access a free procurement “health check”, provided by 2Buy2. The consultation per organisation will consist of a 30-minute phone call to discuss key areas of support required and any implementation plans. The ‘health check’ can be accessed via the portal, as well as the existing WSA Helpline service on the WSA website 

For more information on the Sport and Leisure Procurement Service Visit the WSA website.

ENDS

National Policy Consultations

The majority of Community Leisure UK members work in partnership with their Local Authority with their contracts and agreements influenced by public procurement policy and practice. For this reason, Community Leisure UK actively responds to procurement policy consultations and raises awareness of the needs and considerations of charitable trusts within public procurement.

National Strategies

Draft Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill

In April 2021, we responded to the consultation by the Welsh Government on the Draft Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill. Our full response can be viewed here.

Green Paper: Transforming Public Procurement Policy

In March 2021, we responded to the Cabinet Office’s consultation on their green paper regarding the transformation of public procurement policy. Our full response can be viewed here.

Consultation on the future definition of public service mutuals

In October 2019, we responded to the consultation by DCMS on the future definition of public service mutuals. Our full response can be viewed here.

Social value in government procurement

In June 2019, we responded to the Cabinet Office’s consultation on social value in government procurement. Our full respones can be viewed here.

Resources

Briefing on Local Authority Considerations for Local Authorities Considering Alternative Leisure and Cultural Service Management Models During the COVID-19 Crisis

During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, we developed a briefing for local authorities to support them with their considerations for an alternative delivery of public leisure and culture. The briefing can be found here.

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