EU Public Procurement Thresholds 2018

08 Jan
EU Public Procurement Thresholds 2018  

The Commission has finalised and agreed revised EU Procurement Thresholds applicable from 1st January 2018. The revised thresholds show an increase due to fluctuations in exchange rates over the previous two years. The new thresholds apply to the following types of contracting authorities, as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015:


• Central Government departments (and their Executive Agencies)
• Non-Departmental Public Bodies
• Executive Agencies
• Wider public sector organisations
• Local Authorities and NHS bodies


All contract notices for procurement with aggregated values in excess of the EU thresholds must be published throughout the EU via the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).  All NWUPC Ltd Framework Agreements follow this requirement.


A summary of the most frequently applicable thresholds is as follows:



Type of Contract


Previous EU Thresholds              

New EU Thresholds    





Supplies & Services






Social and Other Specific Services 




Concessions £4,104,394 £4,551,413



The full guidance can be found in the Procurement Policy Note available here