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Current rules, thresholds and guidelines

Water, energy, transport and postal services sectors

2014 application thresholds (water, energy, transport and postal services sectors) Regulation (EC) 1336/2013)pdf

Works contracts: 5 186 000 EUR

All supplies and services contracts, all design contests: 414 000 EUR

Thresholds in other EU currencies (EU directive 2004/17):
Communication 2013 C366/01pdf
EUR 414 000
BGNNew Bulgarian lev809 701
CZKCzech koruna10 489 932
DKKDanish krone3 083 431
GBPPound sterling345 028
HRKCroatian kuna3 117 089
HUFHungarian forint121 380 660
LTLLithuanian litas1 429 459
PLNPolish zloty1 749 109
RONNew Romanian leu1 828 762
SEKSwedish krona3 612 854
EUR 5 186 000
BGNNew Bulgarian lev10 142 779
CZKCzech koruna131 402 868
DKKDanish krone38 624 809
GBPPound sterling4 322 012
HRKCroatian kuna39 046 431
HUFHungarian forint1 520 483 340
LTLLithuanian litas17 906 221
PLNPolish zloty21 910 331
RONNew Romanian leu22 908 118
SEKSwedish krona45 256 666

 

Contracts for public works, public supply and public service

2014 application thresholds Regulation (EC) 1336/2013pdf

 

Central Government authorities
Works contracts, works concessions contracts, subsidised works contracts5 186 000 EUR
All contracts concerning services listed in Annex II B, certain telecommunications services and R&D services; all design contests concerning these services and all subsidised services207 000 EUR
All contracts and design contests concerning services listed in Annex II A except contracts and design contests concerning certain telecommunications services and R&D services134 000 EUR
All supplies contracts awarded by contracting authorities not operating in the field of defence134 000 EUR
Supplies contracts awarded by contracting authorities operating in the field of defence
Concerning products listed in Annex V134 000 EUR
Concerning other products207 000 EUR
Sub-central contracting authorities
Works contracts, works concessions contracts, subsidised works contracts5 186 000 EUR
All service contracts, all design contests, subsidised service contracts, all supplies contracts207 000 EUR

 

 

Thresholds in other EU currencies (EU directive 2004/18): Communication 2013 C366/01pdf
EUR 134 000
BGNNew Bulgarian lev *262 077
CZKCzech koruna3 395 292
DKKDanish krone998 019
GBPPound sterling111 676
HRKCroatian kuna1 008 913
HUFHungarian forint39 287 460
LTLLithuanian litas462 675
PLNPolish zloty566 137
RONNew Romanian leu591 918
SEKSwedish krona1 169 378
EUR 207 000
BGNNew Bulgarian lev404 851
CZKCzech koruna5 244 966
DKKDanish krone1 541 715
GBPPound sterling172 514
HRKCroatian kuna1 558 544
HUFHungarian forint60 690 330
LTLLithuanian litas714 730
PLNPolish zloty874 554
RONNew Romanian leu914 381
SEKSwedish krona1 806 427
EUR 5 186 000
BGNNew Bulgarian lev10 142 779
CZKCzech koruna131 402 868
DKKDanish krone38 624 809
GBPPound sterling4 322 012
HRKCroatian kuna39 046 431
HUFHungarian forint1 520 483 340
LTLLithuanian litas17 906 221
PLNPolish zloty21 910 331
RONNew Romanian leu22 908 118
SEKSwedish krona45 256 666

* Corrigendum bgto the Bulgarian language version of Regulation (EU)1251/2011

Corresponding values of the thresholds from 1 July 2013 in Croatian kunapdf           (2012/C 382/01)

Contracting authorities and entities

The current list of contracting authorities and entities can be found in the Annexes to Commission Decision 2008/963/ECpdf

Common Procurement Vocabulary – CPV (dedicated page)

EU guidelines for contracts not or not fully subject to the above Directives

Commission interpretative communication - 2006:

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The communication applies to:

  • low-value contracts below the thresholds for the Directives to apply, but which still have cross-border interest
  • contracts above €193 000 for which the Directives only provide limited rules, e.g. health and legal services.

It interprets existing case-law of the European Court of Justice and suggests best practice to comply with internal market requirements, including a minimum of transparency and non-discrimination when awarding low-value contracts.