Guidance

Public Contracts Regulations 2015 for NHS commissioners

Details the Public Contract Regulations 2015 requirements for the procurement of healthcare services.

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This summarises the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015) requirements for NHS commissioners and those supporting them with their procurement of healthcare services. It should be read alongside the Cabinet Office EU procurement directives and the UK regulations guidance on the Light Touch Regime for Health, Social, Education and certain other services.

PCR 2015 requires commissioners to act in a transparent way when taking procurement decisions and, in particular, advertising when awarding a contract for services above a value of €750,000.

Further advice on procurement choice and competition in the NHS is available. You can also find further information on EU procurement directives the Crown Commercial Service. Hands-on support is available from commissioning support lead providers on NHS England’s lead provider framework.

Published 21 October 2016