This page provides guidance and eLearning resources for public sector buyers and utilities that have to apply the EU public procurement rules when letting public contracts.
Information on the overarching framework of UK public procurement policy, including links to the procurement directives and UK implementing regulations, can be found on the public procurement policy page.
Handbooks have been produced which cover the main rule changes for both the Public Contracts Directive and the Concession Contracts Regulations:
To help raise awareness of the new EU Procurement Directives, CCS arranged more than 200 face to face training sessions covering the main changes within the directives. The training materials from these sessions is shared below:
Selection questionnaire FAQ added to list of guidance documents
New word document version of standard selection questionnaire added.
The following guidance documents have been updated:
1. EU Public Contract Directives 2014
2. Amendments to contracts
3. Awarding contracts
4. Changes to procedure
5. Dynamic Purchasing Systems
6. eProcurement and eCommunication
7. Framework agreements
8. Light touch regime
9. Provisions that support access for small businesses
10. Public to public procurement
Added standard selection questionnaire documents
Added new guidance document: social and environmental guidance
Updated guidance on paying in 30 days
Added new version of 30 day guidance.
Updated guidance on amendments to contracts during their term
Added a brief guide to the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016.
Updated page to provide access to guidance and learning resources now that the transposition is complete.
Updated info on the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016
Added Guidance on the new subcontracting provisions
Added 'Reform of the EU procurement rules – utilities sector: slideset'
Updated Brief Guide to EU Public Contracts Directive 2014
Updated Public Contracts Regulations 2015: guidance on the new light touch regime for health, social education and certain other service contracts
Updated Guidance to amendments document
Update to Implementing the directives section
added link to guidance on electronic procurement and communication
added guidance on public to public procurement
Added information on consultations on draft regulations
Added guidance on provisions that support market access for small businesses.
Added 'Guidance on changes to procedures'
Added guidance on framework agreements.
Added guidance on awarding contracts, Dynamic Purchasing System and the standstill period.
Added new guidance on amendments to contracts during their term.
Added guidance on new light touch regime for some service contracts.
Added guidance on completing Public Procurement Regulations 2015 forms and notices in the transition period.
Updated publication: A brief guide to the Public Contracts Directive.
Updated to reflect latest changes.
Government response to 'Transposing the 2014 EU Procurement Directives' published.