The European Commission adjusts the public procurement thresholds every two years. The new thresholds below will apply from 1 January 2018

The new thresholds will apply to procurement procedures that commence on or after 1 January 2018 subject to:

  • the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016
  • the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016
  • the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011.

The tables below set out the current thresholds which apply until 31 December 2017 and the revised thresholds which will apply from 1 January 2018 for each regime.

Public Contracts Regulations 2015

Type of contract Current threshold (in force 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017) Revised threshold (in force from 1 January 2018)
Public supply and services contracts and design contests (central government) £106,047 £118,133
Public supply and public services contracts (all other contracting authorities) £164,176 £181,302
Public works contracts and works concessions (all contracting authorities) £4,104,394 £4,551,413
Contracts for social and other specific services £589,148 £615,278

Concession Contracts Regulations 2016

Type of contract Current threshold (in force 18 April 2016 to 31 December 2017) Revised threshold (in force from 1 January 2018)
Work or services concession contracts £4,104,394 £4,551,413

Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016

Type of contract Current threshold (in force 18 April 2016 to 31 December 2017) Revised threshold (in force from 1 January 2018)
Supply and service contracts and design contracts £328,352 £363,424
Works contracts £4,104,394 £4,551,413
Social and other specific services £785,530 £820,370

Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011

Type of contract Current threshold (in force 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017) Revised threshold (in force from 1 January 2018)
Supply and service contracts £328,352 £363,424
Works contracts £4,104,394 £4,551,413