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OJEU Framework Permissible Users

Classification of geographical areas and contracting authorities referred to in OJEU notices:

List of Contracting Authorities can be found in the Office for National Statistics’ Public Sector Classification Guide – see the ‘Central Government’ worksheet in the ‘Public Sector Classification Guide’ spreadsheet found at:


NUTS CODES: The European Journal template requires selection of a NUTS code (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) in an OJEU Notice, but regrettably, will not allow selection of more than one. Thus, where a notice refers to delivery/use in more than one specific region, but not throughout the UK, a NUTS code will be selected that best reflects the region of greatest use. Where a notice refers to delivery/use within more than one specific region and also throughout the UK, the NUTS code for ‘UK’ will be selected


UK/United Kingdom: England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.

Administrative Regions of the United Kingdom: All Local Government administered regions of the United Kingdom.

Regions in England: Reference may be made to the 9 highest tier of Regions:- East Midlands, West Midlands; East of England; South East; South West; North West; North East; Yorkshire & Humber; London, or to individual administering Councils.


Northern Ireland: Administered across 26 Districts of Northern Ireland:


Scotland: Administered across 32 Council areas:


Wales: Administered across 22 Council areas:


Local Authority Councils: County, Unitary, District, Borough, and Metropolitan Councils (Parish and Community Councils are also permissible users) – please refer to the links in the relevant Sections above entitled: Regions in England; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Wales.


Educational Establishments: Nursery School, Primary School, Middle or High School, Secondary School, Academy, Special School, Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), Further Education College, University, Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Schools in England:
Scottish Schools Online:
Schools in Wales:
Schools Database Northern Ireland:

Universities and Colleges


Crescent Purchasing Consortium:


Police, Fire & Rescue & Maritime & Coastguard Agency Emergency Services:


NHS Bodies, the HSC (Northern Ireland) and Ambulance Services:


Non-Departmental Public Bodies:

Registered Charities:

Registered Social Landlords:
Government-funded, not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable housing. They include housing associations, trusts and cooperatives.


National Parks Authorities:


Hospices in the UK:


Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom

Any other corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and
(i) financed wholly or mainly by another Contracting Authority(s) listed above;
(ii) subject to management supervision by another Contracting Authority(s) listed above; or
(iii) more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another Contracting Authority(s) listed above;
(iv) an association of or formed by one or more of the Contracting Authority(s) listed above.