EU Procurement Thresholds

Official Journal of The European Union

EU Procurement Thresholds

The European public contracts directive (2014/24/EU) applies to public authorities including, amongst others, government departments, local authorities and NHS Authorities and Trusts. .

The directives set out detailed procedures for the award of contracts whose value equals or exceeds specific thresholds. Details of the thresholds, applying from 1st January 2018 are given below. Thresholds are net of VAT


The European Public Contracts Directive (2014/24/EU) - From 1 January 2018

  Supplies &
Services1
Works2 Social & Other
Services3
Central Government4 £118,113
(€144,000)
£4,551,413
(€5,548,000)
£615,278
(€750,000)
Other contracting authorities £181,302
(€221,000)
£4,551,413
(€5,548,000)
£615,278
(€750,000)
Small lots £65,630
(€80,000)
£820,370
(€1,000,000)
n/a

1 With the exception of the following services, which have different thresholds or are exempt

  • Social and other spefici sevices (subject to the light touch regime) Article 74
  • Subsidised service contracts specified under Article 13
  • Research and development seervices ubder Article 14 (specified CPV codes are exempt)

2 With the exception of subsidised works contracts under Article 13.

3 As per Article 74. Services are listed in the Annex XIV.

4 Schedule 1 of the Public Contracts Regulations lists the Central Government Bodies subject to the WTO GPA. These thresholds will also apply to any successor bodies



The European Utility Contracts Directive (2014/25/EU)

  Supplies &
Services
Works Social & Other
Services
Utility Authorities £363,424
(€443,000)
£4,551,413
(€5,548,000)
£820,370
(€1,000,000)

The European utility contracts directive (2014/25/EU) applies to certain utility companies operating in the Energy, Water, and Transport sectors. With the exception of social and other specific services the following thresholds will apply to procurement carried out under the existing Utilities procurement directives from 1st January 2018



The Defence & Security directive (2009/81/EC

  Supplies &
Services
Works Social & Other
Services
Defence and Security Authorities £363,424
(€443,000)
£4,51,413
(€5,548,000)
n/a

The Defence & Security Directive (2009/81/EC) applies to entities operating in the fields of defence and security. The directives set out detailed procedures for the award of contracts whose value equals or exceeds specific thresholds. Details of the thresholds, applying from 1st January 2018 are given below. Thresholds are net of VAT.