Procurement Policy Note 04/15: taking account of suppliers’ past performance

This note sets out government policy to ensure suppliers' past performance is taken into account.



To ensure good provision of public services and value for money, suppliers with the necessary technical and professional ability should be selected to bid for contracts. One aspect of a supplier’s technical and professional ability is its reliability as demonstrated by how it performed in past contracts.

This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) incorporates new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 requirements and sets out how government ensures that suppliers’ past performance is taken into account in certain procurements.

This PPN applies from 1 April 2015 for all in-scope stand-alone public contracts and framework agreements (as set out in paragraphs 5 and 6 of the note) for which a contract notice has not yet been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Published 25 March 2015