EU and national thresholds 

EU thresholds are based on the thresholds set in the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA).

The European Commission has reviewed the EU thresholds concerning public contracts. The new thresholds entered into force at the beginning of 2016.

Section 16 of the Act on Public Contracts and section 12 of the Act on public contracts of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors provide for the following thresholds that are applied from 1 January 2016: 

EU THRESHOLDS (SECTION 16 OF THE ACT ON PUBLIC CONTRACTS)

Contract type

Threshold (euros)

 

 

Central government authority

Other contracting authorities

Supply and service contracts

135,000

209,000

Public works contracts

5,225,000

5,225,000

Concessions

5,225,000

5,225,000

Design contests

135,000

209,000


Act on public contracts of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors (349/2007, so-called Act on public contracts in the utilities sector)

THRESHOLDS (SECTION 12 OF THE ACT ON PUBLIC CONTRACTS IN THE UTILITIES SECTOR)

Contract type

Threshold (euros)

Supply and service contracts

418,000

Public works contracts

5,225,000

Design contests

418,000

National thresholds 

National thresholds determine the scope of application of the Finnish Act on Public Contracts. Contracts below the threshold fall outside the scope of application.

National thresholds (section 15 of the Act on Public Contracts) from 1 June 2010

Public authorities and other entities awarding public contracts
(contracting authorities as defined in section 6 of the Act on Public Contracts)

 Contract type

Contracting authority

Threshold (euros)

Supply and service contracts

Concessions

30,000

30,000

Health care and social services contracts within the meaning of Annex B (Group 25) and education services purchased in a joint purchasing agreement

100,000

Public works contracts

Concessions

150,000

150,000

Design contests

30,000

 

Further information

markus.ukkola(at)tem.fi