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New European procurement thresholds

9 December 2019

From 1 January 2020, the procurement thresholds for European tenders will be lowered. This means that more orders have to follow a European tender procedure. The new thresholds apply until 1 January 2022.

The new financial thresholds are:

• € 214.000 (was € 221.000) excluding VAT for supplies and services 

• € 5.350.000 (was € 5.548.000) excluding VAT for works

Procurement procedures at the University

If you wish to purchase something on behalf of the University, you need to take into account a number of procurement procedures. The procedure to follow depends on the scope of your order. It is therefore essential that you make a realistic estimate of the costs. For purchases in excess of €30,000, always first contact the procurement department.

European procurement thresholds

The financial thresholds are set for two years by the European Commission on the basis of the average rate of the euro compared to the SDR (Special Drawing Rights of the IMF).

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