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Public procurement regulations

How we ensure contracts are awarded in an efficient and non-discriminatory manner.

The Public Contract Regulations govern the way in which public sector procurements are conducted.

Procurement rules regulate Public Authority purchases of supplies, services and works for contracts which meet a defined financial threshold.

The table below (effective from 1 January 2024) shows the financial thresholds, above which the relevant regulations must apply.

Supply, services and design contracts 

Works contracts 

Social and other specific services 




Thresholds are exclusive of VAT.

Published: 22 December 2020

Last updated: 9 January 2024