The European Commission alters the public procurement thresholds every two years.
New thresholds for the application of the EU procurement directives for procedures commencing on or after 1 January 2018 have now been published.
The table below set out the current thresholds which apply until 31 December 2017 and the revised thresholds which will apply from 1 January 2018:
|Type of contract||Current threshold
(in force 1 January 2016
(in force from
1 January 2018)
|Public supply and services contracts and design contests (central government)||£106,047||£118,133|
|Public supply and public services contracts (all other contracting authorities)||£164,176||£181,302|
|Public works contracts and works concessions (all contracting authorities)||£4,104,394||£4,551,413|
|Contracts for social and other specific services||£589,148||£615,278|