Public Procurement Research Group

Public Procurement Research Group

The University of Nottingham's Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) is a global leader in research and teaching on public procurement regulation. 

It is part of the School of Law at The University of Nottingham, which is consistently ranked amongst the leading law schools in the United Kingdom. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, the school was rated 6th for both research intensity and research power out of 67 law schools. Full-time academic staff of the Group come from all over the world, with current staff hailing from China, Italy and Greece, as well as the UK.


Research projects span areas as diverse as EU and WTO procurement law, tied aid procurement, defence procurement, and developing country procurement reform, and the Group works closely with both national governments and international organisations.

The Director of the Group is Professor Sue Arrowsmith, and the Deputy Director is Dr Ping Wang.


Upcoming events

Regulating defence acquisition in the UK: Single source defence procurement

13 November 2017 (13:00-13:50)
A2, Law and Social Sciences, University Park
As part of Annual PPRG Seminar Series, Dr Luke Butler, Lecturer at University of Birmingham, will give a talk.

Case study of procurement issues arising in a major outsourcing project: a practitioner's perspective

16 February 2018 (13:00-13:50)
A3, Law and Social Sciences, University Park
Seminar by Susie Smith, Consultant, Bevan Brittan and Honorary Professor, School of Law, University of Nottingham.

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Latest news

Major AHRC-GCRF grant success for Rising from the Depths project

Dr Annamaria La Chimia is part of a team that has won a £2 million AHRC four-year grant to help East African communities better understand and benefit from marine cultural heritage.
21 September 2017

Dr Georgopoulos presents paper at "Extraterritoriality of EU Law and Human Rights after Lisbon: Scope and Boundaries" workshop

The paper analysed the potential use of EU public procurement rules as a vehicle to achieve compliance with human rights and socio-economic rights outside the EU.
03 August 2017

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The PPRG and its members are sponsored by:

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Public Procurement Research Group

School of Law
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 951 5700