Radio 4 explains how the EU procurement regs work. Or don’t. Radio 4’s ‘File on 4’ programme recently looked at the impact of EU procurement regulations on the contracts placed by UK public sector bodies. Following the recent public debates after the award of contracts to overseas firms for the New Forth Crossing’s steelwork and the rolling stock for Thameslink, the programme looked at potential ways of involving the local supply chain within the requirements of the regulations. The BBC’s own text follows: To the west of Edinburgh, construction of the new £1.5bn Forth road bridge will use steel.