North of England
Commercial Procurement Collaborative

Public Procurement law and NOE CPC

Along with other public sector organisations, NOE CPC is bound to comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (and as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009).

These regulations outline the statutory procurement regime by which public sector organisations, including NOE CPC and the wider NHS, must comply with by law. View a full copy of the regulations, including revisions and amendments.

Much of the procurement activity NOE CPC is involved in is ‘collaborative’ in nature, and can involve multiple public sector organisations and / or may include the aggregation of requirements.

As such, a lot of NOE CPC's procurement activity is of a high value which can often exceed the ‘OJEU tender thresholds’ as outlined in the regulations. It is therefore common for NOE CPC's procurements for Part A Services to be required to be advertised in the 'Official Journal of the European Union' (or 'OJEU').

Further information regarding OJEU (including current tender opportunities across EU) and the EU Procurement Directives more generally can be found at:

http://simap.europa.eu/index_en.htm

http://ted.europa.eu/TED/main/HomePage.do

Procurements for clinical services are often classified as Part B Services under the regulations and are advertised via Supply2Health at: 

https://www.supply2health.nhs.uk/default.aspx