New Procurement Thresholds from 1 January 2016

Wednesday, 6th January 2016

The European Commission has revised the procurement thresholds that will apply from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.

The new threshold levels will apply to all new procurements commencing from 1 January 2016, with thresholds for public contracts, utilities contracts and defence and security contracts.

Due to fluctuations in exchange rates over the past two years, the new thresholds are slightly lower than those currently in place. Contracting Authorities should therefore familiarise themselves with the new lower threshold values and take caution to ensure that all procurements that now fall at or above the new thresholds are compliantly procured in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. 

The revised thresholds are as follows: 

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015

   

Previous threshold 

New threshold

Supplies and Services 

Schedule 1 bodies

£111,676 £106,047

Supplies and Services

All other contracting authorities

£172,514 £164,176
Subsidised Services Contracts

All bodies

  £164,176
Works Contracts

All bodies

£4,322,012 £4,104,394
Light Touch Regime for Schedule 3 Services

All bodies

£625,050 £589,148

 The Utilities Contracts Regulations 

   

Previous threshold

New threshold

Supply and Services Contracts  All bodies £345,028 £328,352
Works Contracts All bodies

£4,322,012

 £4,104,394

 The Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations

   

Previous threshold

New threshold

Supply and Services Contracts All bodies £345,028 £328,352
Works Contracts All bodies £4,322,012 £4,104,394

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