The Regulations amending the EU thresholds for the Directives 2014/23/EU, 2014/24/EU, 2014/25/EU, 2009/81/EC have now been published by the EU Commission. The revised Thresholds (exclusive of VAT) above which advertising of contracts in the Official Journal of the EU is obligatory, are applicable from 1st January 2020.

The main OJEU advertising thresholds with effect from 1st January 2020 are as follows:

Works – €5,350,000 – Government Departments and Offices, Local and Regional Authorities and public bodies

Supplies and Services

€139,000 – Government Departments and Offices

€214,000 – Local and Regional Authorities and public bodies outside the Utilities sector

€750,000 – light touch regime – social and other specific services listed in Annex XIV of the EU Directive 2014/24/EU.

Utilities (for entities in Utilities sector covered by GPA)

Works Contracts – €5,350,000

Supplies and Services – €428,000