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 (in force from 1 January 2020)

Threshold amounts and limits for direct awards pursuant to LOU (in force from 1 January 2020)

Goods and services Euro SEK
Government agencies 139,000 1,427,377
Other contracting authorities 214 000 2 197 545
The limit for direct awards   615 312

Public works contracts
   
All contracting authorities 5 350 000 54 938 615
The limit for direct awards   615 312

Social services and other special services (Appendix 2)
All contracting authorities 750 000 7 701 675
The limit for direct awards   615 312
     
Welfare services (Appendix 2 a)    
All contracting authorities 750 000 7 701 675
The limit for direct awards   2 156 469

Threshold amounts and limits for direct awards pursuant to LUF (in force from 1 January 2020)

Goods and services/strong> Euro SEK
Contracting entities 428 000 4 395 089
The limit for direct awards   1 142 723

Public works contracts
   
Contracting entities 5 350 000 54 938 615
The limit for direct awards   1 142 723

Social services and other special services (Appendix 2)
Contracting entities 1 000 000 7 701 675
The limit for direct awards   1 142 723

Threshold amounts and limits for direct awards pursuant to LUFS (in force from 1 January 2020)

Goods and services Euro SEK
Contracting authorities and entities 428 000 4 395 089
The limit for direct awards   1 142 723

Public works contracts
   
Contracting authorities and entities 5 350 000 54 938 615
The limit for direct awards   1 142 723

Services according to Appendix 3 to LUFS (B-services)
Contracting authorities and entities 428 000 4 395 089
The limit for direct awards   1 142 723

Threshold amounts and limits for direct awards pursuant LUK (in force from 1 January 2020)

Construction and service concessions Euro SEK
Contracting authorities and entities 5 350 000 54 938 615
The limit for direct awards   2 746 930

Social services and other special services (Appendix 3)


Contracting authorities and entities 5 350 000 54 938 615
The limit for direct awards   2 746 930

Threshold amounts and limits for direct awards (1 January 2018–31 December 2019)

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