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Procurement policy notes

This collection brings together all procurement policy notes, providing guidance on best practice for public sector procurement.

Guidance on best practice for procurement for public sector organisations, together with supporting documentation.

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Out of date procurement policy notes

Published 8 August 2013
Last updated 8 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Addition of link to Procurement Policy Note 09/20: The Construction Playbook.

  2. Addition of Procurement Policy Note 08/20 - Introduction of Find a Tender.

  3. Addition of PPN 06/20.

  4. Adding: Procurement Policy Note 04/20: Recovery and Transition from COVID-19.

  5. Addition of Procurement Policy Note 03/20: Use of procurement cards - coronavirus.

  6. Addition of Procurement Policy Note 01/20: Responding to COVID-19.

  7. Addition of Procurement Policy Note 06/19: New Thresholds 2020.

  8. Added new PPN to collection

  9. Procurement Policy Note 03/19: The Public Procurement (Electronic Invoices etc.) Regulations page added

  10. New note added to collection for 2019

  11. A section for documents for 2019 was added

  12. Updated to include Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 0418

  13. Added PPN 03/18

  14. New PPN added replacing 03/17

  15. New PPN added to 2018 collection

  16. new PPN added - threshold levels 2018

  17. New PPN 03/17 added to 2017 list

  18. 02/17 update on previous transparency PPN added

  19. moved PPN 13/15 to out of date collection

  20. new collection group '2017' added

  21. New PPN 01/17 added and new group '2017' created

  22. Added 'PPN 13/15' to out of date procurement policy notes

  23. Added procurement policy note 11/16: procuring steel in major projects - revised guidance and moved 16/15 to out of date content as it has been replaced by this new note.

  24. Added procurement policy note 10/16: onerous practices in procurement and contracting.

  25. Added Procurement Policy Note 09/16: Procuring for Growth Balanced Scorecard

  26. Added 07/16 procurement policy note.

  27. Added PPN note 05/16.

  28. Added note 03/16

  29. Added PPN 02/16

  30. Edited collection documents to include PPN18/15

  31. Added note on complying with international obligations.

  32. Added PPN 18/15

  33. Added procurement policy note 17/15 on standard EU forms and notices

  34. Updated with procurement policy note 16/15 procuring steel in a major project

  35. Added Procurement Policy Note 15/15: statistics on utilities procurement contracts awarded in 2013 and 2014

  36. Added PPN 14/15 on supporting apprenticeships and skills through public procurement

  37. Added policy procurement note 13/15 on transparency of contract information

  38. Added latest procurement policy note 12/15: availability of procurement procedures (decision tree)

  39. PPN 11/15 added

  40. Added PPN 10/15: annual statistical returns on public procurement contracts awarded in 2013 and 2014.

  41. Added new PPN: assisting with procurement investigations

  42. PPNs 05/15, 06/15, 07/15, 08/15 added.

  43. Added latest procurement policy note 04/15: taking account of suppliers’ past performance

  44. Added Policy Procurement Note 03/15 on reforms to make public procurement more accessible to SMEs.

  45. Added Procurement Policy Note 02/15 on the Public Contracts Regulations 2015

  46. Added Procurement Policy Note 01/15 on further information for implementing Energy Efficiency Directive article 6.

  47. Added procurement policy note 11/14 on references.

  48. Added Policy Procurement Note 10/14: plan for public procurement of food and catering services.

  49. Added 09/14: use of Cyber Essentials scheme certification

  50. Procurement policy note 08/14 on pre-qualification questionnaires added: this replaces note 01/12.

  51. Added Procurement Policy Note 07/14 – Implementing Article 6 of the Energy Efficiency Directive.

  52. Updated with Procurement Policy Note 06/14 on short form terms and conditions.

  53. Added Procurement Policy Note 04/14: model services contract

  54. Added procurement policy notes 02/14 and 03/14.

  55. Added PPN 01/14 on sharing information in government procurement.

  56. New procurement policy note on threshold levels for 2014.

  57. First published.