• Peter Bird

New January 2020 OJEU thresholds

Updated: Apr 1

We may have left the EU but OJEU thresholds continue to be relevant in procurement. The new thresholds for 2020 - 2022 were published in December 2019 and are as follows:


For main contracts -

Works £4,733,252

Services* £189,330

Supplies* £189,330

* other than for schedule 1 bodies(central government bodies) for which the threshold is £122,976 for each, services and supplies.


Subsidised service contracts for all bodies £189,330


The threshold for the Light Touch Regime for services is set at £663,540


Small lot thresholds are -

Works £884,720

Services £70,778

Supplies £70,778


As previously, the value of the contract includes the value of any potential contract extension.

The threshold for services and supplies mean that a three year contract with a potential for a two year extension and an annual value of just £37,866 will need to be procured following the OJEU process in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015.


The cabinet Office Procurement Policy Note can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-policy-note-new-thresholds-2020


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