Public Procurement law and NOE CPC

NOE CPC is bound to comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. 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 here.

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, much of NOE CPC's procurement activity is of a high value which can often exceed the Find A Tender Service (FTS) thresholds as outlined in the regulations. It is therefore common for NOE CPC's procurements to be required to be advertised in the Find A Tender Service.

Further information regarding Find A Tender Service, including current tender opportunities can be found at:

Procurements for specialist services, such as legal and education services fall within the Light Touch Regime which is subject to slightly different rules and higher financial thresholds. Requirements in excess of these thresholds are also advertised within Find A Tender Service.

Healthcare services, as of 1st January 2024, are subject to the rules of The Provider Selection Regime, details of which can be found at:

NOE CPC runs regular training and workshops on public procurement law. Please visit the Events page for listings or to sign up for alerts.