On 18 December 2017, the European Commission published new financial thresholds for the application of the EU public procurement directives. The new thresholds increase the existing thresholds slightly.

An overview of the new thresholds, which apply from 1 January 2018, is set out below.

Public Contracts Directive (2014/24/EU)

BODY/SERVICES SUPPLIES, SERVICES, DESIGN CONTRACTS WORKS SOCIAL AND OTHER SPECIFIC SERVICES LISTED IN ANNEX XIV
Central Government €144,000 €5,548,000 €750,000*
Other contracting authorities €221,000 €5,548,000 €750,000*

Utilities Directive (2014/25/EU)

AUTHORITY/SERVICES SUPPLIES, SERVICES, DESIGN CONTRACTS WORKS SOCIAL AND OTHER SPECIFIC SERVICES LISTED IN ANNEX XVII
Utility authorities €443,000 €5,548,000 €1,000,000*

Concessions Directive (2014/23/EU)

Concession contracts €5,548,000

*Please note that the thresholds for social and other specific services remain unchanged.