EU Procurement Thresholds

The directives set out detailed procedures for the award of contracts whose value equals or exceeds specific thresholds. Details of the thresholds, applying from the 1st of January 2016 are given below. Thresholds are net of VAT.

THE EUROPEAN PUBLIC CONTRACTS DIRECTIVE (2014/24/EU)

  Supply, Services and Design Contracts Works Contracts
Central Government €135,000
(£106,047)
€5,225,000
(£4,104,394)
Other contracting authorities €209,000
(£164,176)
€5,225,000
(£4,104,394)
Small Lots €84,000
(£62,842)
€1,000,000
(£785,530)


THE EUROPEAN UTILITY CONTRACTS DIRECTIVE (2014/25/EU)

  Supply, Services and Design Contracts Works Contracts
Utility authorities €418,000
(£328,352)
€5,225,000
(£4,104,394)


THE DEFENCE & SECURITY DIRECTIVE (2009/81/EC)

  Supply, Services and Design Contracts Works Contracts
Defence and Security authorities €418,000
(£328,352)
€5,225,000
(£4,104,394)