New Threshold Limits for 2014

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The adjusted thresholds to apply from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015 are reproduced at the end of this briefing.  The values are marginally reduced which the Cabinet Office advises are due to exchange control fluctuations over the last two years.

Progress on the new procurement directives

On 15 January 2014, the European Parliament adopted the two new public procurement directives to replace Directive 2004/17 (Utilities Directive) and Directive 2004/18 (Public Sector Directive) and a separate proposed directive on the award of concession contracts. These directives have subsequently been adopted by the Council of the European Union on 11 February 2014 and are due to come into effect in March 2014. Member states must implement the new directives into national law within 24 months (with up to a further 30 months to introduce mandatory e-procurement).  We are aware that the UK Government is working to expedite the implementation of the new directives and we will continue to update you on the progress of the directives as and when it happens. 

The UK government has also set up a web page which is dedicated to the process of transposing the directives into UK law.  The link to that web page is: https://www.gov.uk/transposing-eu-procurement-directives

Over the next weeks Morgan Cole will be publishing articles on the new directives generally and more specifically where we feel the topic is of interest and importance to our clients.

If there is a matter of particular importance to you or if something catches your eye in one of the series of articles we will be publishing, please do not hesitate to call any member of the procurement team for advice.

1. PUBLIC CONTRACTS REGULATIONS 2006 - FROM 1 JANUARY 2014

 

SUPPLIES

SERVICES

WORKS

Entities listed in Schedule 11

£111,676
(€134,000)

£111,6762
(€134,000)

£4,322,0123
(€5,186,000)

Other public sector contracting authorities

£172,514
(€207,000)

£172,514
(€207,000)

£4,322,0123
(€5,186,000)

Indicative Notices

£625,050
(€750,000)

£625,050
(€750,000)

£4,322,012
(€5,186,000)

Small lots

£66,672
(€80,000)

£66,672
(€80,000)

£833,400
(€1,000,000)

1 Schedule 1 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 lists central government bodies subject to the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). These thresholds will also apply to any successor bodies.

2 With the exception of the following services, which have a threshold of £172,514 (€207,000).

  • Part B (residual) services
  • Research & Development Services (Category 8)
  • The following Telecommunications services in Category 5
    • CPC 7524 - Television and Radio Broadcast services
    • CPC 7525 - Interconnection services
    • CPC 7526 - Integrated telecommunications services
  • Subsidised services contracts under regulation 34

3 Including subsidised works contracts under regulation 34.

2. UTILITIES CONTRACTS REGULATIONS 2006 - FROM 1 JANUARY 2014

 

SUPPLIES

SERVICES

WORKS

All sectors

£345,028
(€414,000)

£345,028
(€414,000)

£4,322,012
(€5,186,000)

Indicative notes

£625,050
(€750,000)

£625,050
(€750,000)

£4,322,012
(€5,186,000)

Small lots

£66,672
(€80,000)

£66,672
(€80,000)

£833,400
(€1,000,000)

(with thanks to the Official Journal of the European Community)

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