Do I have to pay VAT if I am exporting the goods I have won ?
Where VAT is applicable to your goods, VAT will be payable.
The VAT element can be refunded to you on production of the relevant export documentation proving the goods have left the UK.
If this documentation is not provided within 4 weeks of the purchase, then the VAT element will be released to the vendor, and you will need to reclaim the VAT from the seller directly by providing the export documentation to them.
Where this is not possible, or if that export takes place after the vendor has submitted their quarterly VAT return, then you will need to reclaim the VAT from HMRC direct.