Public Procurement Conference

Public Procurement: Global Revolution XI



13 to 14 June 2022


East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, University Park

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Advance notice

Having relied upon technology to host a successful virtual event in June 2021 due to the ongoing uncertainty over the Coronavirus pandemic, the Public Procurement Research Group is now very pleased to be able to announce that the next in our series of Global Revolution conferences, Public Procurement: Global Revolution XI will now be held in person once again on 13 to 14 June 2022 at the East Midlands Conference Centre. All necessary precautions will be taken to ensure the wellbeing of everyone involved.

There will also be a hybrid element to the event, including access to the keynote sessions, which will run in parallel, but the conference itself will be in person. There will not be virtual access to the full programme.

Detailed information will appear on the conference website shortly. 

Please email to register your interest and to receive email updates. 

Call for papers

We are pleased to invite submissions from anyone wishing to present papers. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by 30 January 2022 to Full papers would be required by 30 April 2022.

Key conference themes are the following, but we also welcome submissions on other areas:

International, including the work of OECD, UNCITRAL, WTO and Multilateral Development Banks

  • The World Bank’s Global Procurement Partnership for Sustainable Development
  • Open data, data visualisation and OCDS implementation
  • GPA at 40/25 (including expansion of coverage and participants: Latin America and Asia)
  • Bid protest systems
  • Emergency procurement 
  • Market stimulus and market failures in public procurement
  • Sustainable procurement 

Procurement in practice

  • Procurement in the EU Recovery strategy 
  • Procurement and Artificial intelligence 
  • Gender procurement: neutrality, promotion and protection
  • Contract management and EU contract law
  • Auditing and procurement
  • Procurement and infrastructure


  • UK procurement Law following Green Paper (we hope)
  • Social Value and procurement for outcomes
  • Single Sourcing (UK, EU and International perspectives)

We envisage a small number of papers to be presented online via a hybrid panel session. Please indicate in your abstract if you are unable to attend the conference in person and if you would like to join the hybrid session. In this case, however, please note there will be very limited space available and the selection of papers will be highly competitive.



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