What's the future

of Public Sector Procurement?


Last year, the Government announced its intention for a radical overhaul of public procurement law after Brexit and a green paper was published on this topic in January 2021. 

Public procurement is now more complicated than ever and buyers still have a duty to exercise the highest levels of diligence. Having a detailed understanding about how the proposed changes in the green paper may impact the conduct of future public procurement is essential for procurement professionals. Our whitepaper is a comprehensive guide that explores each chapter in the Government's green paper.

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Be informed

Ensure you are informed regarding the Goverment's response to the consultation period (ended on 10th Mar).

Be aware

Learn the requirements for open contracting data standards when specifying the requirements of procurement systems.

Be prepared

Get ready for changes in procurement practices in the future.

Transforming Public Procurement - what's next?


Brexit offers the opportunity for the Government to reform public procurement law. The proposed changes are far reaching and aimed at widening the focus of public procurement law after Brexit and also having a simplified and less bureaucratic legislation. 
Some key takeaways from the whitepaper, written by Steve Kay, LLM MCIPS, advisor and trainer in EU and UK public procurement law at Achilles, can be found below:

  • The 4 sets of Regulations to be condensed into one set.
  • The various procurement procedures to be reduced to just 3 under the proposals. The Notices are published in Find a Tender (FTS) rather than OJEU.
  • The rules on selection and award will be modified.
  • DPS+ will replace the existing version of the DPS and the Qualification System.


"I had little knowledge prior to the event but I am leaving with real purpose and a path to follow"

national grid
Tom Morgan
Business Development, National Grid

A range of programmes to suit your needs

In addition to the whitepaper, our team of experienced and qualified training practitioners, CIPS qualified practitioners and Master's Degree graduates in Public Procurement Law with more than 30 years of experience, have developed a tailored online training course aimed at procurement practitioners, contract managers, finance and other operational stakeholders that addresses the following areas:

  • Simpler regulatory framework
  • Suggestions for modifications of contracts
  • Proposals for open contracting
  • Proposals for changes to Framework Agreements
  • Proposals for changes to DPS
  • Proposals for new Remedies regime and enforcement

We are here to help

Our procurement team and trainers have years of experience working with companies in the public sector and are experts in regulated procurement. Speak with a member of our procurement team.