Welsh Conservatives have called the Welsh Labour Governmentâ€™s approach to public procurement in Wales â€œshambolicâ€� as it decides to end the body in its â€œcurrent formâ€�.
Welsh Labour leadership contender and Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM made the announcement five years after the organisationâ€™s creation having failed in its goal to save the Welsh public sector cash by handling contracts worth Â£1bn a year.
Commenting, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Paul Davies AM, said:
â€œThe decision by the Welsh Government to scrap their own National Procurement Service (NPS) highlights Welsh Labourâ€™s shambolic approach to public procurement in Wales.
â€œWales needs a procurement system that is able to help support businesses across Wales and also maximises value for the Welsh taxpayer.
â€œThe Welsh Labour Government has comprehensively failed to deliver a system that boosts the Welsh economy and ensures a good deal for the public.
â€œScrapping the NPS is a hugely embarrassing admission from the Welsh Labour Government that their procurement policies have simply failed.â€�