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

Hayley Evans

Senior Procurement Officer

Hayley

Hayley has over 7 years’ experience working in Procurement within the Public Sector. She has worked on high profile Professional Services and ICT 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 ICT & Professional Services Category Team, she manages the South East Wales Technical and Professional Services (SEWTAPS) Framework and the Property Consultancy DPS.

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Rowan Chapman

Procurement Officer

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Rowan has experience of working within both the public sector and private sector. Rowan has worked on several complex professional services procurements. In his current role as a Senior Category Specialist in the Corporate team Rowan covers ICT, Professional Services well as being a Procurement Officer for the for South East and Mid Wales technical and professional services (SEWTAPS).

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