10/01/2020 Briefing

These revised thresholds shall remain fixed for the next two years. Since the UK is still a member of the EU, the thresholds have been published in their corresponding value in Pounds Sterling and in Euros, and will apply to contracts coming under public procurement legislation in the UK.

The revised thresholds show an increased value in all contracts, which is due to fluctuations in exchange rates over the previous two years. The European Commission’s revised threshold values, which shall take effect as of 1st January 2020 are as follows.

Public Contracts Regulations 2015

Type of Contract Previous Threshold New Threshold
Central government authorities
        Supplies £118,133 £122,976
        Services £118, 133 £122,976
        Works £4,551,413 £4,733,252
Other public sector contracting authorites
        Supplies £181,302 £189,330
        Services £181,302 £189,330
        Works £4,551,413 £4,733,252
Light Touch Regime for Social and other specific services £615,278 £663,540

Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016

Type of Contract Previous Threshold New Threshold
Supply and service contracts £363,424 £378,660
Works contracts £4,551,413 £4,733,252
Social and other specific services £820,370 £884,720

Concession Contracts Regulations 2016

Type of Contract Previous Threshold New Threshold
Concession contracts (previous threshold) £4,551,413 £4,733,252

It will be important for all procuring entities in the UK, commencing award procedures after 1st January 2020 to be aware of these new thresholds in order to determine if their contracts are subject to the full scope of the EU procurement regime or not.

For further information on public procurement legal issues, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our sector specialists.

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