Procurement thresholds as at 1 January 2024 (Public Contract Regulations)

Public Contract Regulations 2015 Procurement Thresholds - These threshold amounts are inclusive of VAT.

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Aggregation rules for establishing whether or not value exceeds relevant threshold

Where a single work involves more than one contract the estimated value of all contracts must be aggregated to decide whether the threshold is reached. Where the threshold is reached each of the works contracts will be covered by the rules except small contracts (known as small lots) the value of which falls below the de minimis level provided for in the regulations.

In determining whether the threshold has been or is likely to be reached for public supplies and services contracts the rules require aggregation:

  • Of the estimated value of separate contracts for meeting a single requirement; and
  • In particular defined circumstances, where a series of contracts or a renewable contract is entered into for supplies/services of the same type during a twelve-month period.

Where a public authority is divided into a number of discrete operational units with devolved authority to decide independently whether to enter into procurement contracts, then aggregation need only be applied to each unit. In other cases (i.e. where authority is not devolved) the public authority as a whole must be considered for aggregation purposes.

Contact Corporate Procurement Unit

Corporate Procurement Unit
Cheshire East Council

Page last reviewed: 29 April 2024