Threshold amounts

Do you have to publish a contract notice throughout the EU, only in Sweden, or can you perform a direct award to meet your needs for goods and services? To find out, you need to know what your purchase will cost. There are different rules depending on if the value of a contract is estimated to be above or below a so-called threshold amount.

The threshold amounts determine which rules in the legislation are to be applied. It is the EU that decides what the threshold amounts are. The threshold amounts are revised every other year. If you are going to perform a procurement, you should therefore estimate the value of the future contract.

Above the threshold amounts

For procurements with a value that is estimated to exceed the so-called threshold amounts, a more far-reaching legislation applies. These procurements can be referred to as procurements pursuant to the directives.

Below the threshold amounts

For procurements below the threshold amounts, there is specific national legislation which is somewhat simpler. However, the similarities between national procurements and procurements pursuant to the directives are large. The differences relate mainly to the procurement procedures and the rules on publication of notices and time limits.

Direct awards

The thresholds also affect the limit for direct awards. The direct award limit is a percentage of the threshold amounts in force.

More on direct awards

The thresholds are revised every other year.

Threshold amounts and limits for direct awards pursuant to LOU (in force from 1 January 2018)

Goods and services Euro SEK
Government agencies 144,000 1,365,782
Other contracting authorities (such as municipalities, county councils, public service companies, associations, foundations) 221,000 2,096,097

 

Public works contracts

 

 

 
All contracting entities/authorities 5,548,000 52,620,561

 

Social services and other special services

   
All contracting entities/authorities 750,000 7,113,450

 

The limit for direct awards pursuant to LOU

   
All contracting entities/authorities   586,907

Threshold amounts and limits for direct awards pursuant to LUF and LUFS (in force from 1 January 2018)

Goods and services Euro SEK
Contracting entities/authorities 443,000 4,201,678

 

Public works contracts

   
Contracting entities/authorities 5,548,000 52,620,561

 

Social services and other special services

   
All contracting entities/authorities 1,000,000 9,484,600

 

The limit for direct awards pursuant to LUF and LUFS

   
All contracting entities/authorities   1,092,436

Threshold amounts and limits for direct awards pursuant to LUK (in force from 1 January 2018)

Concessions Euro SEK
All contracting entities/authorities 5,548,000 52,620,561

 

The limit for direct awards pursuant to LUK

   
All contracting entities/authorities   2,631,028

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