Procurement in a Nutshell – New financial thresholds from 1 January 2022
4th November, 2021
The Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2021/1221 (the "Regulations") have been laid before Parliament and will come into force on 1 January 2022.
The Regulations update the financial thresholds applicable to public procurements under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. From 1 January 2022, the following increased threshold amounts will apply:
|Contract type||Current threshold |
Net of VAT
|New threshold |
Inclusive of VAT
|Public service and supply awarded by central government authorities, and their design contests||£122,976||£138,760|
|Public service and supply awarded by sub-central contracting authorities, and their design contests||£189,330||£213,477|
These changes do not affect any procurement commenced before 1 January 2022.
The Regulations also update certain financial thresholds in the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011, the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016.
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