State Aid? State What?!

Do you need to think
about State Aid risk on
your procurement project?

Make sure you know what
to look out for with our
handy new guide
from our state aid experts.

Looking to challenge a procurement decision?

Suppliers wishing to challenge have only a short time frame in which to act. Click here for our useful guide.

Which Regulations do you need?

To get up to speed with the various new procurement law regulations, please click below;

> Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 

> Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016

> Public Contracts Regulations 2015 

If you're not sure which regulations apply, click here.

Document toolkit

Our document toolkit includes guidance notes and template documents to help you with the procurement process. The following documents are available:

Timescale trackers

All the key minimum procurement timescales (and possible reductions) set out in one document, for both utilities and public procurement.

Choice of procedure decision tool

A decision tool to assist in determining which of the contract award procedures under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 is likely to be the most appropriate for a procurement. 

Selection Questionnaire (SQ)

The template selection questionnaire mandated by the Crown Commercial Service.

Invitation to Tender (ITT)

A template simple form of ITT, suitable for use in the restricted procedure.

Standstill period calculator

Our handy tool takes away the hard work of calculating the end of the standstill period.

Award notice

Template letter to the successful bidder(s) for use at the start of the standstill period.

Unsuccessful bidder letter

An award decision letter to be sent to an unsuccessful bidder at the start of the standstill period.

Frameworks guidance

Detailed guidance on the use of framework agreements, and managing call-offs under a framework.

Reg 84 report checklist

A checklist to ensure that your report contains the required information and is compliant with Regulation 84(1).

Challenging a Decision

A guide for steps to follow in the event that you consider to have grounds to challenge an award.

Contact Us

The Procurement Portal aims to provide a "one stop shop" for procurement law queries and advice.

Click here to email our team with your query.

Managing and mitigating procurement risk course

This updated course is great for anyone who wants to make informed judgments around procurement risk and be able to handle potentially contentious issues with confidence.

You can access our updated course here.

Leading procurement advisers

The Procurement Portal is brought to you by Mills & Reeve, who are top ranked procurement law advisers in the Legal 500 guide to the legal profession.

> Click here to see our team of commercial and procurement lawyers

Procurement FAQs

We have over 100 questions and answers on a host of topics, from advertisement to managing a procurement challenge.

> Click here to find out more