New Procurement Thresholds 2018/2019

The European Commission revises the public procurement thresholds every two years. The new thresholds, published on 18 December 2017, apply from 1 January 2018.  

Contracts with an estimated value equal to or greater than these thresholds (excluding VAT) must be advertised in the Official Journal and the procedures in the applicable directive will apply.

Public Contracts Directive (2014/24/EU)

New Thresholds (excl. VAT)

Public Works Contracts

€5,548,000

Supply and service contracts and design contests (central government authorities)

€144,000

Supply and service contracts and design contests (sub-central contracting authorities)

€221,000

"Light Touch" Regime

€750,000 (no change)

Utilities Directive (2014/25/EU)

New Thresholds (excl. VAT)

Works contracts

€5,548,000

Supply and service contracts and design contests

€443,000

"Light Touch" Regime

€1,000,000 (no change)

Defence and Security Directive (Directive 2009/81/EC)

New Thresholds (excl. VAT)

Works Contracts

€5,548,000

Supply and service contracts 

€443,000

Concessions Directive (Directive 2014/23/EU)

New Thresholds (excl. VAT)

Concession contracts

€5,548,000

 

For more information, contact  any member of the EU, Competition & Procurement Group at 
A&L Goodbody.

Date published: 4 January 2018