By Joanna Frost
8th Jul 2021
This PPN provides consolidated guidance that reminds public bodies of the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCRs 2015) to publish information about opportunities and awards over certain low value thresholds on Contracts Finder (CFS).
This guidance has been re-issued to reflect changes following the end of the transition period and to provide further clarity to enable in-scope organisations to meet their transparency obligations.
What are the Contracts Finder Publication Requirements?
*currently £189,330 for goods and services, £4,733,252 for works and £663,540 for social and other specific services.
What information should be published on Contracts Finder about contract awards?
Once a contract has been awarded (whether by open competition or otherwise) you are required to publish at least the following information on Contracts Finder:
What do I have to do if I use a framework agreement?
However if you use a framework agreement for procurement opportunities that exceed £25,000, you do need to publish a contract award notice on Contracts Finder once the contract has been awarded.
A reminder of who is exempt from the Contracts Finder Regulations
Schools, academies and sixth form colleges are exempt from the Contracts Finder publication requirements, as are contracting authorities in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Please refer to PPN 07/12 for further detail and information on timings of publications.
Should you have any queries about the procurement regulations, please do not hesitate to contact your CPC Regional Procurement Advisor or read the guidance on your go to procurement resource provided by CPL Group – Further Education Library of Procurement – www.felp.ac.uk.