Department for Culture Media and Sport

public procurement (eu) regulations

As with other government departments and many other public bodies, DCMS is obliged to follow the relevant Public Procurement Regulations.

These are:

  • The Public Works Contracts Regulations 1991 (SI 1991 No. 2680)
  • The Public Services Contracts Regulations 1993 (SI 1993 No. 3228)
  • The Public Supply Contracts Regulations 1995 (Si 1995 No. 201)
  • The Public Contracts (Works, Services and Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000 No. 2009)

These regulations set a threshold for contracts above which certain procedures must be applied to the tendering and award of contract. For DCMS, these thresholds are presently set at:

  • Supplies £101,323 
  • Services £101,322
  • Works £3,927,260 

The regulations set out rules relating to advertising the requirement by way of a Notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) including:

  • The manner in which tenders may be sought
  • Minimum timescales for tendering
  • The criteria which may and may not be applied to the selection of tenderers, and
  • The contractor and technical specifications that may be applied