Cardiff Metropolitan University has recently been named top university in Wales in a procurement fitness check (PFC) carried out across organisations in the Welsh public sector.
Procurement fitness checks are an assessment tool used to measure the level of efficiency and effectiveness of procurement functions in public sector organisations.
The assessment, sponsored by Welsh Government as part of the Wales Procurement Policy Statement initiative, is conducted by external specialists and assesses a range of factors and capability levels with themes including; strategy and objectives, leadership and governance, contract and supplier management and key processes and systems.
On completion of assessment, organisations were awarded a maturity level from zero to four - with four being the highest. Cardiff Metropolitan was the only university in Wales to be awarded level three, and will now aim for the highest rating as the checks become an annual event.
Peter Standfast, Head of Procurement at Cardiff Met, commented on this success: ''We are extremely pleased to have been awarded level 3 in this year's PFC assessment and we are now striving to be the first organisation in Wales to achieve a level 4 in next year's assessment."