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 26 of the Act on Public Contracts and concessions and section 13 of the Act on public contracts and concessions 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 26 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

Design contests

135,000

209,000

 

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

THRESHOLDS (SECTION 13 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 25 of the Act on Public Contracts) from 1 January  2017

Public authorities and other entities awarding public contracts
(contracting authorities as defined in section 5 of the Act on Public Contracts)

 Contract type

Contracting authority

Threshold (euro)

Supply and service contracts

Concessions/ services

60 000
 

500 000

Health care and social services contracts

400 000

Public works contracts

Concessions

150 000

500 000

Design contests

60 000

Other special service contracts

300 000

 

Further information

tarja.sinivuori-boldt(at)tem.fi