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For all sponsors: Changes to EU Procurement Thresholds

For all sponsors: Changes to EU Procurement Thresholds

Changes have been made to Procurement Thresholds applying to notices from 1 January 2012.

The WEFO Sponsorship and Delivery Model Guidance document is presently being updated and will be published shortly. The new amounts are as follows and all figures continue to exclude VAT:

EU and other procurement thresholds

Thresholds (excluding VAT)

Quotes / tenders required

Award procedure

£4,999.99 or below

1 written quote

Purchase order

£5,000 to £24,999.99

3 written quotes

Purchase order

£25,000 to £113,057 (Schedule 1) or £173,934 (Other)

Formal tender process - minimum of 3 bids

Contract award letter

£113,057 plus

EU Procurement Process for goods and services for organisations listed in Schedule 1 of SI 1995/201

Contract award letter

£173,934 plus

EU Procurement Process for goods and services for other public sector organisations

Contract award letter

£4,348,350

EU Procurement Process for Works Contracts

Contract award letter


A formal EU notification has been issued.