Policy paper

Public Procurement: Provisional Common Framework

Non-legislative framework to ensure continued co-operation between the government and devolved administrations in relation to public procurement.


Public Procurement Common Framework: Provisional Framework Agreement (large print)

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The ‘Common Framework for Public Procurement’ sets out the agreed, 4-nation ways of working for domestic and international public procurement policy and legislation. It is intended to guide the actions of policy officials of all 4 nations as they develop policies on public procurement.

The framework has been jointly developed by the UK government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive.

Published 23 March 2021
Last updated 27 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated with agreed ways of working on international agreements and the sharing of information on domestic policy.

  2. First published.