LUPC and the majority of its members are contracting authorities under UK public procurement regulations. All of our framework agreements and contracts are compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
Keep up-to-date with directives, regulations, policies and guidance relating to the procurement of supplies, services and works for the public sector by clicking here.
Procurement Policy Notes (PPNs)
The Cabinet Office publishes Procurement Policy Notes (PPNs) that provide guidance on best practice for public sector procurement.
All policy notes are available here.
Public Procurement Thresholds
The current Procurement Thresholds Values (effective 1 January 2022) that apply for the purposes of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 can be found here. It includes the change to the methodology for estimating contract values to be inclusive of VAT for the purposes of applying the thresholds.
The Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 (effective 1 January 2024)
The Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 (SI 2023/1117) set out the position of the new financial thresholds.
The increases are shown in the table below, with the Light Touch Regime thresholds remaining unchanged.
Transforming Public Procurement
The Cabinet Office’s Transforming Public Procurement programme aims to improve the way public procurement is regulated in order to:
- Create a simpler and more flexible, commercial system that better meets our country’s needs while remaining compliant with our international obligations
- Open up public procurement to new entrants such as small businesses and social enterprises so that they can compete for and win more public contracts
- Embed transparency throughout the commercial lifecycle so that the spending of taxpayers’ money can be properly scrutinised.
You can keep up to date with information on the programme here; Transforming Public Procurement - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The commencement of the new Procurement Act 2023 is anticipated for October 2024 and we will communicate details of the Government training events, guidance and resources in the lead up to go live.