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.

Procurement questions and answers - Public Contracts Regulations 2006

In this section, we assume that the procurement is regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Please click "Do the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 apply?" below to check whether this is the case.

Applying the public procurement rules is never as straightforward as expected.

We have set out in the following pages answers to over 100 questions that we are asked frequently about the procurement rules and their use in practice, under the following headings:

Do the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 apply?

Which procurement procedure should we use?



Invitation to tender


Award and standstill

Challenges by bidders

Operating the contract

Framework agreements


Shared services

If the answer to your question is not here, please get in touch.

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.

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

Procurement legal training

Our experienced lawyers provide training on the procurement Regulations to both national and local public sector organisations. This includes the option to undertake training at your premises for a nominal charge.

Call us on 0344 880 2963 or contact any member of our team to find out more details.