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Alert Level 4: Lockdown from midnight 19th December

All of Wales is at alert level 4, the national message is to stay at home and only venture out if it is essential, for example to access health care, for shopping, to exercise outdoors, to support someone who is vulnerable, or for work purposes.

You must now work from home. If your role doesn’t allow you to work from home, or it is deemed essential that you attend your place of work, the social distancing regulations remain unchanged – it is vitally important that you follow these regulations.

For the latest information on Coronavirus, please visit our Coronavirus guidance page.

Approved Suppliers

We have a number of corporate contracts or frameworks, these arrangements have been put in place usually for goods or services that are used widely across the Council. They exist to enable us to purchase items efficiently and effectively and help ensure consistency of quality, certainty of supply and offer savings through economies of scale. You must utilise these arrangements if they meet your need.

  • All contact must be made through the Lead Officer. Under no circumstances must officers contact suppliers directly, with the exception of the direct placing of orders and progressing of orders on Office Supplies and IT Consumables.
  • Please contact the contract / framework lead officer for instructions on how to place an order.
  • Contract arrangements and pricing issues will be the responsibility of the Lead Officer.
  • Please ensure that you adhere to any department specific process, if necessary

If you are uncertain as to how to proceed, please contact the Corporate Procurement Unit (CPU) team.

This list contains details of the majority of corporate contracts in place but it is not exhaustive. Please contact CPU for details of other contracts which may satisfy your requirements.


British Telecommunications (BT Group)


Lead Officer:

Justin Williams

Start date: 01/04/2015 End date: 31/03/2019
Potential Extension Period (Months): n/a


New Directions Ltd


Lead Officer:

Rob Young

Start date: 01/05/2016 End date: 30/09/2018
Potential Extension Period (Months): 12


Toppers Wales Ltd

Ian Davies: Sales Director
Mobile number: 07970 883335
E-mail for orders: info@topperswales.com

Kate Davies - Internal Account Manager
All enquiries must be sent to: kate@topperswales.com
Telephone: 01554 777501

Please ensure that all orders/queries are referred to the above representatives at Toppers Wales Limited in the first instance.


Lead Officer:

Ray Symes

Start date: 01/07/2016 End date: 30/06/2018
Potential Extension Period (Months): 24


Natural Hygiene


Lead Officer:

Diane Thomas

Start date: 01/12/2015 End date: 30/11/2018
Potential Extension Period (Months): 12

Service, repair, maintenance and installation of heating and hot water systems, cold water systems, heat detectors, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in the County Council’s domestic properties. 

Lot Details

Lot 1 – Servicing (and responsive remedial works up to £250)

Lot 2 – Planned remedial works for Gas Boilers

Lot 3 – Planned remedial works for Oil Boilers

Lot 4 – Planned remedial works for Solid Fuel Boilers



Lot 1 – Westward Energy Services Ltd.

Lot 2 – (i) Warmplan Ltd., (ii) Neal James Plumbing & Heating, (iii) E. Emanuel Plumbing & Heating Services (according to rank on the Framework)

Lot 3 – (i) E. Emanuel Plumbing & Heating Services, (ii) Neal James Plumbing & Heating, (iii) RN&F Services (according to rank on the Framework)

Lot 4 – Solid Fuel Services Ltd.  


Lead Officer: Emyr Phillips


Start date: 04/09/2018

End date: 03/09/2021

Potential Extension Period (Months): 12


Allied Healthcare Group Ltd

MiHomecare Ltd

Cymryd Rhan

Radis Group

I Care Dom Care Ltd

The Human Support Group Ltd t/a Homecare Support

Gwalia Care and Support


Lead Officer:

Neil Edwards

Start date: 01/06/2015 End date: 31/05/2019
Potential Extension Period (Months): n/a

Lot Details:

  • Lot 1 Paedriatic First Aid at Work
  • Lot 2 Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Lot 3 First Aid at Work


  • All Wales Ambulance Services Ltd (1, 2 & 3)
  • Arcswood CIC (1 & 3)
  • Life Line Training & Operations (1 & 2)
  • St John Cymru Wales (2 & 3)


Lead Officer:

Eddie Cummings

Start date: 01/03/2016 End date: 28/02/2019
Potential Extension Period (Months): 12

Since July 2010 the Authority has enforced a moratorium on purchasing any new office furniture. If furniture is required, please contact Paul Gregory in the first instance to establish what there is held in store across the Authority that would suit your needs.

Stored items are to be used, rather than purchasing ad hoc furniture.

Any items that have to be purchased will need to be compatible for integration with the furniture that will be provided in the future in creating the agile working environment being provided by the agile working program.

The following items are not to be purchased as there are a number in stock or are not compatible with the agile work space ideal.

  • Pedestal units (Locker units will be provided as agile team rooms are established).
  • Book cases
  • Filing cabinets
  • Metal cupboards
  • Desk dividers or freestanding screens

Any spend on office furniture will be closely monitored.

For any further information on non-office furniture, please contact Julian Lewis in the Corporate Procurement Unit on 01267 246242


Replacement Chairs

The G64R Task Chair (The Standard Chair)


The Orangebox G64R Task Chair with handles has been selected as the standard VDU operator chair across the authority in its Corporate Buildings. It will be referred to as the Standard Chair.

These chairs have already been installed in the new Touch Down Rooms and the Standard Chair will be provided when other rooms are fitted out to support the agile working program across the authority.

Occupational Health have confirmed the Standard Chair meets the needs of an adjustable chair and exceeds what is generally provided across the estate now. The standard chair will meet the majority of people’s needs when properly adjusted for the individual.

Referrals will still be made in the current way to Occupational Health for those who need work place assessments.

These chairs are tested to BS EN 5459:2000 for strength and stability and come with a 5 year fair wear and tear guarantee.

The choice of colours to be selected are from the “Extreme” fabric range and can be either a black (Padang) seat with a black (Padang) or blue (Ocean) back.

Green will be retained for the Touchdown rooms.



Ordering new operator chairs

Anyone requiring a new replacement chair is to purchase a Standard Chair from Ministry of Furniture.

The cost of one chair is £159.00

Chairs will be delivered in batches to avoid delivery costs.

Orders can be sent to the sales team at:




01639 812382.


Ministry of Furniture

Ministry House,

Brunel Park,

Brunel Way,

Baglan Energy Park,


SA11 2FP


Fax: 01639 812 597

Web: www.ministryoffurniture.com


Further Information:

Chair Brochure

How to adjust the Standard Chair



Ministry of Furniture

Tel: +44 (0) 639 812 382
E-mail: sales@ministryoffurniture.com


Lead Officer:

For any further information, please contact Julian Lewis in the Corporate Procurement Unit on 01267 246242.




Lead Officer:

Alison Walters

Start date: 17/07/2017 End date: 16/07/2019
Potential Extension Period (Months): 24




Lead Officer:

Mark Howard

Start date: 28/08/2014 End date: 27/08/2017
Potential Extension Period (Months): 24

Lot Details:

Lyreco have been awarded the Office Supplies & Stationery Contract which was undertaken by the National Procurement Service (NPS).

Please be advised that a 12-month extension has been agreed with Lyreco for the final year of the stationery framework, up to January 2021.

The pricing for 2020 has also now been finalised. Please find below a copy of the latest price list which came into effect from the 1st January 2020.

The items included on the Price List are all Core items.

The Authority has agreed to implement a minimum order value of £10 as this best practice initiative supports the goals of the Well Being of Future Generations Act and decarbonisation initiatives.

Lyreco have arranged for us to have access to their online Webshop. This will allow you to view current product information and check stock availability before placing your order.

You will need to enter the following login details to access the Webshop:

  • Login: VIEW-ONLY
  • Password: CARMARTHEN

Visit the Lyreco Webshop

Diaries are now in stock and available to order from Lyreco. Please note that diaries will only be available to order for a short period (approx. 4 weeks) so please ensure orders are placed ASAP.

Once diaries are out of stock Lyreco and NPS will remove them from the catalogue.

Diaries and Planners 2020

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me - Julian Lewis (Principal Procurement Officer) on 01267 24 (6242) or alternatively you can contact Milena Thomas (Lyreco Account Manager) on 07970 649175 / Customer Services 0845 075 5544.


Lyreco Price List from 1st January 2020

Diaries and Planners 2020




Lead Officer:

Julian Lewis

Start date: 01/02/2017 End date: January 2021
Potential Extension Period (Months): n/a

Lot Details:

All Wales Framework - NPS


Lead Officer:

Nigel Fox

Start date: 01/04/2016 End date: 07/01/2020
Potential Extension Period (Months): n/a


Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd


Lead Officer:

Mark Howard

Start date: 14/08/2015 End date: 13/08/2020
Potential Extension Period (Months): n/a


  • Atkins Limited
  • Capita Property & Infrastructure Ltd
  • Opus International Consultants
  • WSP UK Limited (formerly WSP/PB)


Lead Officer:

Adrian Harries

Start date: 01/04/2017 End date: 31/03/2020
Potential Extension Period (Months): 12

Lot Details:

Lots available for Carmarthenshire Officers:

  • Lot 1b Very Small - Carmarthenshire (up to £200,000)
  • Lot 2a Small - Pembrokeshire & Carmarthenshire & Ceredigion (£200,000 - £1,500,000)
  • Lot 3 Medium (£1,500,000 - £5,000,000)
  • Lot 4 Large (£5,000,000 and over)
  • Lot 5 Demolition
  • Lot 6 Public Lighting
  • Lot 7 Lining and Road Marking
  • Lot 8b Surfacing - Pembrokeshire & Carmarthenshire & Ceredigion 
  • Lot 9 Ground Investigation
  • Lot 10 Marine Works excluding Coastal



For further information regarding suppliers please contact Adrian Harries on 01267 228152


Lead Officer:

Adrian Harries

Start date: 09/01/2019 End date: 08/01/2022
Potential Extension Period (Months): 12

Lot Details:

Lots available for Carmarthenshire Officers:

  • Lot 1 Carmarthenshire (upto £1m)
  • Lot 7 West Region (£1m - £3.5m)
  • Lot 9 West Region (£3.5m - £7.5m)
  • Lot 11 West Region (£7.5m - £15m)
  • Lot 12 All Counties (over £15m)


  • Knox & Wells (1 & 7)
  • Lloyd & Gravell (1, 7 & 9)
  • Morganstone (1 & 9)
  • T Richard Jones (1, 7 & 9)
  • Tycroes Group Ltd (1 & 7)
  • WB Griffiths (1, 7 & 9)
  • Jones Bros Henllan (7)
  • TAD Builders (7)
  • WRW (7 & 9)
  • Andrew Scott (9 & 11)
  • Dawnus (9 & 11)
  • Interserve (9 &11)
  • BAM (11 & 12)
  • Bouygues UK (11 & 12)
  • Bowmer & Kirkland (11 & 12)
  • Kier (11 & 12)
  • Morgan Sindall (11 & 12)
  • Willmot Dixon (12)


Lead Officer:

Jason Jones / Stephanie Howells

Start date: 02/02/2016 End date: 01/02/2020
Potential Extension Period (Months): n/a


Davies Brothers Contractors

Julian Mousley & Sons

O Jones

D Hugh Davies Contractors

Brian W Jones

T R Howells

Alan James Al Feibion

Camddwr Contractors


Lead Officer:

Darren King

Start date: 01/05/2016 End date: 30/09/2018
Potential Extension Period (Months): 12


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