Leeds based Cromwell Polythene has been named as a preferred supplier of specialist waste management and recycling sacks to the National Procurement Service (NPS), the first cross-sector collaborative framework for the Welsh region.
The company has been awarded a place on the waste disposal bags framework for three product categories – domestic and commercial refuse bags, compostable liners and miscellaneous waste sacks, together worth a potential £13.5 million.
Announcing the award Cromwell managing director James Lee said: “While being appointed to the framework is in itself a significant achievement, we are very much aware that the NPS’s 73 customers are at liberty to award contracts either directly, by undertaking a desktop analysis of framework rates, or to undertake a further competition against their specific requirements.
“Having now been nominated by most of the major frameworks in the UK – and gained significant incremental business as a result – we are confident that with this appointment we can similarly reinforce our strong market position in the Welsh public sector.”
Launched in November 2013 and hosted by the Welsh Government, the NPS was established to work on behalf of the wider public sector across Wales. By using this combined purchasing power its goal is to secure annual savings of £25 million. Like other frameworks these professional bodies help local authorities and others to aggregate their procurement demands and achieve efficiency and cost savings across a range of products known for their reliability. Delivering best value to their members, the combined purchasing power of these organisations is significant.