The Swedish Parliament has recently decided on a simplified regulatory framework for public procurement below the EU thresholds that will enter into force on 1 February 2022.
The new rules mean, among other things, that the direct procurement limit for social services and other specific services will be raised up to the thresholds. This means that it will be possible to directly procure health care, social services, legal services and others up to a value of SEK 7,802,550.
The direct procurement limit for other services as well as for goods and works will be SEK 700,000 according to the PPA and SEK 1.2 million respectively according to the Utilities Procurement Act (LUF) and the Defence and Security Procurement Act (LUFS).
More about the news in the simplified regulations can be found in our article A Simplified Regulatory Framework For Procurements.
As of 1 January 2022, new, slightly higher thresholds for public procurement in the EU will also apply. The new threshold for works will be SEK 55,991,099, and a new threshold for goods and services according to the PPA will be SEK 1,456,476 for government authorities and SEK 2,236,731 for other procuring authorities, respectively.
Do you want to know more about the new rules, or did the article raise other questions? Please feel free to contact one of the persons below within public procurement, or your regular contact at Lindahl.