WSA Procurement Portal, powered by partners 2buy2, is now LIVE!
The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) is delighted to announce that the Procurement Portal for sport and leisure, designed in conjunction with and powered by our partners 2buy2, is now live and open to both WSA and Community Leisure UK (CLUK) members!
To develop the portal, the WSA worked with strategic partners CLUK, establishing solutions to support the sector amid the financial challenges faced since the onset of COVID-19 and, more recently, the cost-of-living crisis.
The WSA has been keen to highlight the importance of collaboration and economies of scale to offer the sector practical solutions to deal with these mounting challenges.
In this regard, work began on a joint procurement offering back in February 2021, with an initial pilot project to prove the case for collective procurement.
The results from the five member organisations that participated were compelling and led to the WSA’s collaboration with 2buy2 on delivering a comprehensive procurement service, which aims to deliver the best value outcomes for sport and leisure.
2buy2 is a Cardiff-based procurement specialist who, following the signing of a partnership agreement with the WSA, will offer advice and education, alongside the Procurement Portal, to support the sport and leisure sector.
The procurement portal provides self-service access to a range of approved supplier lists, framework agreements, quotes and pricing from pre-accredited suppliers. There will also be access to a series of best practice procurement guides, templates, and procedures free of charge for WSA and CLUK members.
There are opportunities available through 2buy2’s existing product categories, including electricity, gas, water, chemicals, telecoms, cleaning products, IT support, HR support, solar solutions, broadband and more! Additional demand-led services and products will continue to be added to the portal as and when required.
The WSA urges all members to feed into the portal to complete the ‘Additional Needs’ section in the navigation. For new products and services where there is collaboration and the opportunity to aggregate data and spend, 2buy2 will source these products and services free of charge!
So, don’t lose time in taking advantage of solutions that can support your organisation during these increasingly challenging times! Visit the portal below…