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

The Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA): Systemic, Economic, Political and Social Implications

10 March 2017 (13:00-13:50)
B55, Law and Social Sciences Building
Part of the Public Procurement Seminar Series.

Public Procurement: Global Revolution VIII Conference

12 (09:00) - 13 June 2017 (17:00)
East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham
We are delighted to announce the opening of bookings for our international conference Public Procurement: Global Revolution VIII.

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Latest news

Professor Arrowsmith and Dr Georgopoulos give presentations on socially sustainable public procurement

Professor Sue Arrowsmith and Dr Aris Georgopoulos will present at an event on "Socially Sustainable Public Procurement".
06 February 2017

Sue Arrowsmith to give keynote speech at the Fourth National Construction Conference of the Local Government Association on 9 February in London

Professor Sue Arrowsmith will give the keynote speech at the Fourth National Construction Conference of the Local Government Association.
02 February 2017

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Public Procurement Research Group

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5700