EU tender threshold limits raised for 2002:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The European Commission has updated the value of the limits beyond which public supplies contracts must be put out to tender. These have been raised for government departments to E162,293 ($145,000) from E139,312 and for other public sector contracting authorities, including hospitals to E249,681 from E214,326 for 2002. The new values apply for two years. For member states participating in the Euro, the thresholds apply directly, while for the UK, Denmark and Sweden, the amounts are fixed in national currencies and will not change during the year.