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.

Regulation 84(1) Report - Content Checklist

Under Regulation 84(1) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, there is an obligation to create a report on every over-threshold public contract and framework agreement entered into, and to send a copy of this to the Cabinet Office if requested to do so.

A Regulation 84(1) report is not required for contracts called off under a framework agreement, if (1) the framework agreement is with a single supplier and is awarded in accordance with Regulation 33(7), or (2) the framework agreement is with more than one supplier but the call-off contract is awarded without reopening competition in accordance with Regulation 33(8)(a). Note that in all other cases a Regulation 84(1) report will be required for a call-off contract.

Use our handy Regulation 84(1) Report Content Checklist to ensure that your report contains the required information and is compliant. Note that the checklist in general only covers the reporting requirements set out at or by reference to Regulation 84(1) and does not cover other reporting requirements (for example, the obligation to report deviations from the standard PQQ to the Mystery Shopper service).

Note too that this checklist will be insufficient by itself to meet the obligations set out at Regulations 84(7) and (8), which require a contracting authority to document the progress of a procurement process; if you would like access to our longer form template Regulation 84 Report (which covers these obligations), please .

 > Click here to download the Regulation 84(1) Report Content Checklist

Contact Us

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

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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.

Procurement FAQs

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

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