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The European Commission alters the public procurement thresholds every two years.

New thresholds for the application of the EU procurement directives for procedures commencing on or after 1 January 2018 have now been published.

The table below set out the current thresholds which apply until 31 December 2017 and the revised thresholds which will apply from 1 January 2018:

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

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