The OJEU Procurement Thresholds 2020-21

Every two years, the public sector procurement thresholds are updated by the European Union commission. Supply2Gov provides the updated public sector thresholds of 2020/2021 as published at the end of 2019. These thresholds will help potential new suppliers better understand the value of the UK tenders that are sent to them every day in Supply2Gov’s tender alerts.

As the UK currently is still part of the European Union until a Brexit agreement is officially made in the coming months, these thresholds will continue to dictate which tenders will be subject to EU procurement rules. Understanding the new thresholds will help suppliers of all business sizes will navigate the procurement process to win public sector contracts.

Wait – remind me. What is EU procurement?

The European Union has laid down specific requirements on the way tendering should be carried out in Europe. This is to make sure that the process is fair and non-discriminatory to all organisations across the whole of Europe, including in the UK, to increase healthy competition amongst new and existing private sector suppliers. Supply2Gov explain more about the public sector procurement process in the ‘How to Apply for Public Sector Tenders’ blog.

Public sector contracts

EU regulations kick in when a contract exceeds a certain value. This simply means that the EU regulations come into effect when the value of a public sector contract may or will exceed certain specified financial thresholds. When this happens, it is a mandatory requirement that contracting authorities publish these contracts in the OJEU, ‘The Official Journal European Union’, which hosts thousands of new public sector contracts every day.

The updated public sector thresholds of 2020/2021 are below. These thresholds are exclusive of VAT and relate to the full life of the contract.

 

Public Contracts

Supply, Services and Design Contracts Works Contracts Social and Other Specific Services
Central Government £122,976
€139,000
£4,733,252
€5,350,000
£663,540
€750,000
Other Contracting Authorities £189,330
€214,000
£4,733,252
€5,350,000
£663,540
€750,000
Small Lots £70,778
€80,000
£884,720
€1,000,000
N/A

Utilities Contracts

Supply, Services and Design Contracts Works Contracts Social and Other Specific Services
Utility Authorities £378,660
€428,000
£4,733,252
€5,350,000
£663,540
€750,000

 

Concession Contracts

Services or Works

Contracts

Social and Other Specific Services
All Authorities £4,733,252
€5,350,000
£4,733,252
€5,350,000

 

Defence and Security Contracts

Supply, Services and Design Contracts Works Contracts Social and Other Specific Services
Defence and

Security Authorities

£378,660
€428,000
£4,733,252
€5,350,000
N/A

 

Win OJEU tenders in the UK

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  • Construction and infrastructure tenders
  • Healthcare tenders and NHS tenders
  • Defence and security tenders
  • Technology and computing tenders
  • Local authority tenders
  • Cleaning tenders

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