Guide

Public contracts in the EU

Introduction

Businesses registered in the UK have the right to compete for public sector contracts in other European Union (EU) countries. The UK's decision to leave the EU has had no immediate impact in this area.

What's more, the EU public procurement law is likely to continue to apply in the UK during the Brexit transition period, envisaged to end in December 2020. Until then, public tendering across Europe will remain a potentially lucrative prospect for UK businesses.

If you are looking to compete for contracts within the EU, this guide offers you an introduction to the EU procurement process. It explains how to bid for public sector contracts in Europe, and tells you how you can find public contract opportunities in Europe.