An introduction to procurement for public sector customers

Construction & Procurement Delivery (CPD) provides professional procurement services to NICS departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

Find out more about the services provided by CPD and the standards of service you can expect when dealing with us.

Understanding the CPD services available to public sector customers

CPD offers a range of services to customers, depending on whether they are requiring procurement of supplies and services, construction works or services; or advice on managing projects or programmes. 

Resources for new and current CPD customers

If you are a new CPD customer for supplies and services contracts, then our Client Journey guide will be helpful to understand what to expect. We also have a case study about a recent procurement. 

All CPD customers may find it helpful to read relevant Procurement Guidance Notes and to learn about pre-market engagement. 

Don't forget that CPD hosts a Centre of Excellence for Programme and Project Management - we have a wide range of resources to help you take a structured approach to delivering successful projects.  

Templates and helpful documents for current CPD customers 

In this section CPD customers can download documents and templates which are helpful in your liaison with CPD as a customer. 

CPD Customer Service Standards

Read our Customer Service Standards to find out about the high standards of professional and ethical service that CPD has committed to. 

Understanding the Public Contract Regulations 2015

The current Public Contract Regulations came into effect on 25 February 2015. As a CPD customer, it may be helpful for you to learn about the regulations. 

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