Welcome to the website of Public Procurement Analysis (PPA).

We are a small niche consultancy based in London, advising clients on:

  • Compliance with EU public procurement rules
  • Developing and implementing procurement strategy
  • Sustainability, social value and value for money
  • Market and supplier engagement
  • Whole-life and life-cycle costing
  • Policy development and impact assessment

Since 2012 we have helped a wide range of clients to improve their procurement through advice, hands-on support, training and capacity development. This includes running OJEU-level procedures and working with public and third-sector bodies at the local, national and international levels.


For further details of PPA's services, references and consultants please contact us


This site looks at public procurement with a focus on legal, environmental and social aspects.

Comments or suggestions for topics are welcome - please use the
contact details provided.

Sustainable public procurement (SPP) can be defined as procurement which takes into account the life cycle environmental, social and economic impacts of the goods, services or works being purchased. This means that instead of focusing on purchase price alone, buyers and suppliers look at a range of criteria linked to the production, use and disposal of assets. It does not necessarily imply higher costs, but does require knowledge and capacity.

SPP can be carried out in accordance with the EU Procurement Directives and many authorities at national, regional and local level have adopted a policy. Internationally, there is growing awareness of the importance of SPP and this is reflected e.g. in the establishment of a work programme on sustainable procurement under the WTO Government Procurement Agreement. The work of the
Marrakech Task Force on SPP and the United Nations Environment Programme have helped establish sustainable procurement in a number of developing and developed countries.

Further information is available from the websites listed under


Abby Semple's book A Practical Guide to Public Procurement Oxford University Press (2015)


Reviews in Law Society Gazette and Supply Management)


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