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New EU procurement thresholds

  • Ireland
  • Public procurement

30-11-2021

New euro thresholds for regulated contracts will come into effect on 1 January 2022. With the exception of the thresholds for “light-touch” services (which are unchanged), the new euro thresholds are a slight increase on the current thresholds (which apply until the end of 2021). The new thresholds will apply for two years from 1 January 2022 and are exclusive of VAT.

Directive

Euro Threshold from 1 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2021

New Euro Threshold (applying from 1 Jan 2022)

Public Sector Directive 2014/24/EU

Works (including subsidised works contracts)  - €5,350,000

Supplies/services/design contests/ awarded by central government authorities - €139,000

Supplies/services/design contests awarded by sub-central government authorities and subsidised services contracts - €214,000

Social and other specific services listed in Annex XIV - €750,000

Works (including subsidised works contracts)- €5,382,000

Supplies/services/design contests awarded by central government authorities - €140,000

Supplies/services/design contests awarded by sub-central government authorities and subsidised services contracts - €215,000

Social and other specific services listed in Annex XIV - €750,000

Utilities Directive 2014/25/EU

Works - €5,350,000

Supplies/services/design contests - €428,000

Social and other specific services listed in Annex XVII - €1,000,000

Works - €5,382,000

Supplies/services/design contests - €431,000

Social and other specific services listed in Annex XVII - €1,000,000

Concessions Directive 2014/23/EU

Works/services - €5,350,000

Works/services - €5,382,000

Defence and security Directive 2009/81/EC

Works - €5,350,000

Supplies/services - €428,000

Works - €5,382,000

Supplies/services – €431,000

For more information on the new thresholds, please contact:

Áine Smith, Consultant - ainesmith@eversheds-sutherland.ie (+353 1 6441 474)

Peter Curran, Partner - petercurran@eversheds-sutherland.ie (+353 1 6644 990)