Wednesday 28 January 2009

Procurement Finland: National thresholds

The Finnish Act on Public Contracts (348/2007) transposed the EC (EU) Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC into national law. The official texts are in Finnish and Swedish, but an unofficial English translation is available at:

The Act on Public Contracts entered into force on 1 June 2007.


National thresholds

The Act applies to procurement procedures well below the European Community thresholds through national thresholds. National publication requirements apply to contracts above the following values:

National thresholds (Section 15 of the Act on public contracts), in euros

Supply and service contracts 15 000
Concessions 15 000

Annex B (Group 25) joint procurement for health care, social services and education
50 000

Public works contracts 100 000
Concessions 100 000

Design contests 15 000

Source: Ministry of Employment and the Economy (Finland)

Ralf Grahn

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