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 Law and Social Value: Creating and Securing Impact

26 February 2021 (13:15-14:00)
via MS Teams
part of the PPRG Seminar Series

Challenges for public procurement in Francophone African Countries

05 March 2021 (13:15-14:00)
via MS Teams
Part of the PPRG Seminar Series

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Latest news

Nottingham law experts appointed to Lord Chancellor's panel for the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid

The Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC, has appointed Professor Sue Arrowsmith QC (Hon) and Dr Vicky Kemp, both of the University's School of Law, to the Expert and Advisory Panel for the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid.
10 February 2021

PPRG to co-host session with the Cabinet Office to discuss the procurement Green Paper

News of an open session on the Government's 2020 Green Paper on transforming procurement hosted by the PPRG and Cabinet Office
08 February 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