SEWTAPS framework overview

Welcome to SEWTAPS - the South East Wales Technical and Professional Services framework.

The SEWTAPS framework was put in place by the Public Sector for the Public Sector.

Its mission is to achieve best value arrangements through competitive procurement, whilst driving continuous improvement and best practice.

The framework aims to maximise the Public Sector’s buying power and also ensure each £ spent enables regeneration and growth, enabling the delivery of social value and community benefits at both a local and national level.

Dependable expertise for every project, easily procure the right consultants and professional services for your next construction, development or project. The framework provides simple, flexible and transparent access to 45 carefully selected providers, split across 11 different lots

Choice and competition
Access to a carefully selected choice of capable, financially stable contractors with a proven track record in the public sector.

Benefit from easy access to UK compliant framework agreements for every project.

Core principles

High profile Buyers + Full range of Suppliers

+ Working together

+ Long term focus + Present day flexibility

Inclusive approach + Sharing information

+ Continuous improvement

= Effective route to market

The framework is open to all contracting authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to: Central Government Departments and their Arm's Length Bodies and Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, NHS Bodies and Local Authorities, including any successor to any of them in the exercise of their statutory or public functions.

SEWTAPS is committed to socially responsible procurement and it is expected that buyers and suppliers on the framework will deliver social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing through:

  • community benefits
  • ethical employment
  • supporting SME’s and
  • boosting the local economy.

The SEWTAPS framework commenced on 19th April 2021 to the 18th April 2025, for a period of 4 years, with option to extend to 18th April 2027.

To find out more about the benefits that the framework offers, including financial, efficiency, community and best practice benefits, click here.

Or read about past projects here.

The Framework Team

Chris McLellan

Framework Manager

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Chris has a broad Procurement background having spent 18 years in the private sector formerly working in various Strategic procurement roles for a number of FTSE100 organisations before joining the City of Cardiff Council 8 years ago. In his current role as Senior Category Manager, Chris leads the Corporate and Environment category teams within the Council’s Commissioning and Procurement department covering ICT, FM, Fleet, Construction, Professional Services with a spend in excess of £200mpa. Chris is also the South East and Mid Wales Collaborative Construction (SEWSCAP), South East Wales Highways Construction (SEWH) and South East and Mid Wales technical and professional services (SEWTAPS) Framework Manager.

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Shauket Ali

Framework Manager


Shauket has over 14 years’ experience of working within Cardiff Council’s Commissioning & Procurement Team. In his current role he is the Category Manager for the Corporate Category which involves the managing of a Team to deliver the Cardiff Council’s spend portfolio (which covers Professional services, Fleet, ICT, Utilities, Travel, Food and Passenger transport services as well as being a framework manager for collaborative frameworks namely South East and Mid Wales technical and professional services (SEWTAPS) and Property Consultancy DPS

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Hayley Evans

Procurement Officer


Hayley has over 6 years’ experience of working within the Public Sector. She has worked on high profile Professional Services procurements and has extensive knowledge of implementing and utilising category management and eProcurement systems. In her current role as a Senior Category Specialist in the Corporate team she covers; ICT Professional Services and Food as well as being a Procurement Officer for the for South East and Mid Wales technical and professional services (SEWTAPS).

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Corey Morris

Framework Support Officer


Corey has 2 years’ experience working in the Public Sector for Cardiff City Council. In his current role as a Category Specialist, Corey works within the Corporate Team and has run a number of different procurements within the category. Corey has, through his academic studies and employment history, built strong experience of Supplier Relationship Management and Contract Management. Corey will support both frameworks namely South East and Mid Wales technical and professional services (SEWTAPS) and the Property Consultancy DPS.

Rowan Chapman

Framework Support Officer

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Rowan has recently joined the Cardiff City Council as a Category Specialist, after having previously worked within procurement within the private sector. In his current role Rowan is currently managing a number of contracts. Through Rowan’s previous experience as well as his continued academic studies Rowan has a strong understanding of managing supplier relationships and performing procurement exercises. Rowan will be supporting the management of both the South East and Mid Wales technical and professional services (SEWTAPS) and the Property Consultancy DPS frameworks.

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