The new OJEU thresholds are available

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The new value OJEU thresholds for contract opportunities to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) will came into force on 1 January 2018. Public sector buyers and suppliers must be aware of the changes.

The new thresholds apply to all contracting authorities, as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, including all central government departments, their Executive Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Executive Agencies and the wider public sector.

Read more about OJEU thresholds below or download your free EU Procurement Thresholds 2018 guide now.

Note: changes from the 2016-17 thresholds are indicated in red below.


The Public Contracts Regulations

The European Public Contracts Directive is transposed into UK law by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2015. It governs the procurement activities of public sector bodies including government departments, local authorities and NHS Trusts.


Note: Changes from the 2016-17 thresholds are indicated in red below.

Public Contracts Regulations 2015

Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015


Supplies and Service Contracts Works Contracts Social and other specific services
Central Government* £118,133|€144,000 £4,551,413|€5,548,000 £615,278|€750,000
Other public sector contracting authorities £181,302|€221,000 £4,551,413|€5,548,000 £615,278|€750,000
Small Lots £65,630|€80,000 £820,370|€1,000,000 N/A


The Defence & Security Public Contracts Regulations * and Entities listed in Schedule 1 PCR 2015 & PCR(S) 2015

The Defence & Security Regulations 2011 currently apply to entities operating in the fields of defence and security. The specialised nature of the market means that specific thresholds have been created for this sector.

Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations (2011)

Supplies and Service Contracts Works Contracts
All Sectors £363,424|€443,000 £4,551,413|€5,548,000
Small Lots £65,630|€80,000 £820,370|€1,000,000


The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and Utilities Contracts Regulations (Scotland) 2016 apply to certain utility companies operating in the energy, water, and transport sectors.


Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016

Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016


Supplies and Service Contracts Works Contracts
All Sectors £363,424|€443,000 £4,551,413|€5,548,000
Small Lots £65,630|€80,000 £820,370|€1,000,00

The Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 and Concession Contracts Regulations (Scotland) 2016 govern contracts under which a contracting authority or utility outsources works or services to a company which has the right to commercially exploit the works or services to recoup its investment and make a return.


Concessions Contracts Regulations 2016

Concessions Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016


Service Contracts Works Contracts
All Sectors £4,551,413|€5,548,000 £4,551,413|€5,548,000



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