Public Procurement Research Group

Public Procurement Research Group


Welcome to the PPRG


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

The PPRG was set up in the School of Law at Nottingham in September 1998 by Professor Sue Arrowsmith and it is now directed by Professor Annamaria La Chimia.

The Group provides a focus for supporting research and teaching on public procurement within the School of Law, as well as promoting understanding of this subject on a wider basis by: 

  • undertaking and publishing high quality research 
  • providing professional and academic training 
  • organising and participating in conferences, seminars and workshops  
  • supporting excellence and best practice through consultancy and advice services 
  • teaching procurement law at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive level 

The Group works closely with both national governments and international organisations, with academics, practitioners, students and civic society around the world.  

The Director of the Group is Professor Annamaria La Chimia, and the Deputy Director is Dr Peter Trepte. For any queries about our events or programme, please contact

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Upcoming events

Public Procurement: Global Revolution X conference moved to 2022 – but with free-of-charge virtual event in June 2021

13 (09:00) - 14 June 2022 (17:00)
East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park
We are pleased to announce that the next in our series of Global Revolution conferences, Public Procurement: Global Revolution X, will now take place on 13-14 June 2022.

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Latest news

Dr Aris Georgopoulos invited speaker at Westminster high level event about the Future of NHS Procurement

Resilience and future health emergency preparedness, value for money and transparency, sustainability, and key lessons from COVID-19
20 July 2021

Professor La Chimia at the 6th Global Procurement conference

Joining as a panellist
12 July 2021

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The PPRG has received funding from:

British Academy
Asia Link


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