Government – guidance

EU procurement directives and the UK regulations

Guidance and training materials on the Public Contracts Regulations, Utilities Contracts Regulations and Concession Contracts Regulations.

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:

This is supplemented by a package of more detailed, subject-specific guides to support implementation:


The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has developed a free eLearning resource which covers the main changes within the new regulations. This is available to all public sector procurement professionals to support continuous learning and can be found on the CCS learning hub

Training materials

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: