Compass

Resources

Procurement Portals

TED ted.europa.eu Tenders Electronic Daily - the electronic supplement to the Official Journal of the European union which publishes all procurement notices issued throughout Europe that are covered by the European procurement directives
The Fulcrum thefulcrum.eu A developing network providing a design and construction sector specific European portal providing additionally, advisory and research resources.

Access to all the national procurement portals for the UK and Northern Ireland can be found HERE

England, Scotland, Wales, Northern and Southern Ireland each have their own dedicated public sector procurement websites. These are:

Contracts Finder gov.uk/contracts-finder National portal for England
eSourcing NI e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk National portal for Northern Ireland
Public Contracts Scotland publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk National portal for Scotland
eTenders eTenders.gov.ie National portal for Southern Ireland
Sell2Wales sell2wales.gov.uk National portal for Wales

Legislation & Regulations

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (England, Wales & N.Ireland)
The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 
The Small Businesses, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEE) 
The Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016
Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014
Standard Forms Regulations 842/2011 (PDF)
Public Contracts Directive 2014/24/EU
Utility Contracts Directive 2014/25/EU
Directive 89/665/EEC (Remedies Directive Public Sector)
Directive 92/13/EEC (Remedies Directive Utilities)
The Small Business Act for Europe

Thresholds

The EU Thresholds
The Light thresholds (under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 Part 4) for England, Wales & N. Ireland

Guidance

RIBA 10 Principles for Procuring Better Outcomes 
Guidance & training - EU Procurement directives & the UK regulations England, Wales & N. Ireland
Guidance under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014
Procurement Policy Notes England, Wales & N. Ireland
Explanatory Memorandum to The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 England, Wales & N. Ireland
CCS (Crown Commercial Services) e-learning hub England, Wales & N. Ireland
A Brief Guide to the new Public Contracts Directive (2014) (PDF)
BPF Guide to when an OJEU or other Competition is required for a land deal? (2016) pdf
European Code of Best Practices Facilitating Access by SMEs to Public Procurement Contracts 2008 (PDF)
European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) & e-Certis (Refs our ESPD Briefing Note)
Cabinet Office SME Friendly tool  England, Wales & N. Ireland
Integrated Project Insurance
Project Bank Accounts
The CPV Codes
The NUTS codes
e-Certis
OnLine standard forms for Public Procurement

Standard PQQ's (prequalification Questionnaires. (England, Wales & N.Ireland)

CCS (Crown Commercial Services) PQQ 2016 (PPN 08/16) (ref also our ESPD Briefing note HERE)
PAS91 PQQ: 2013  (ref also our ESPD Briefing note HERE)

Government services for reporting bad procurements

ENGLAND: Mystery Shopper  (Reports of Mystery Shopper investigation results maybe read HERE)

SCOTLAND: Single Point of Enquiry (complete the available SPoE Questionnaire & send to SPOEprocurement@gov.scot )

                  or tel to discuss: 0141 242 5466

WALES: Supplier feedback service & reports. Complete contact form & email to SupplierFeedbackService@wales.gsi.gov.uk
N. IRELAND: No known similar single point service but email remit to appropriate address HERE.


International: architectural competitions and design contests 

thefulcrum
Archdaily
Bustler
Death by architecture
Divisare
e-architect
TheArchitectureRoom
Thecompetitionsblog.com 
International Union of Architects Competitions
European regions:-
Austria - Competition Line
France - Le reseau @ archi.fr
Germany - wettbewerbe aktuell
Ireland - eTenders procurement website
Switzerland - Konkurado -
The Netherlands - steunpunt
A full list of european procurement websites available in individual nations can be obtained HERE.  NB these cover all works sevices and supplies)
Other regions:-
Australia - National procurement portal
Brazil - concursosdeprojeto.org 
Canada - Canadian Competitions
India - Central Public Procurement Portal
USA - Competitions
A list of procurement websites from elsewhere can be found HERE