Procurement in a nutshell – New procurement thresholds
4th December, 2015
The European Commission has published new thresholds for procurement, effectively reducing the thresholds. From 1 January 2016 the below will apply:
Above Threshold Regime
Works – above £4,104,394
Supplies / Services – above £106,047* / £164,176**
Light Touch Regime
Schedule 3 Services (including health, social and related services) – above £589,148
Below Threshold Regime
Works – between £10,000 and £4,104,394* / £25,000 and £4,104,394**
Supplies / Services – between £10,000 and £106,047* / between £25,000 and £164,176**
N.B For NHS Trusts and the below threshold regime only:
Works – between £25,000 and £4,104,394
Supplies / Services – between £25,000 and £106,047
*Central Government Contracting Authorities (including NHS Trusts)
**Sub central Contracting Authorities (including NHS Foundation Trusts, CCGs and local authorities)
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