When procuring services, any contracts with a value over the procurement threshold need to be procured fairly and competitively in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations. The current thresholds for procurement are:
- £111,676 for Central Government Authorities (as listed at Schedule 1 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015), and
- £172,514 for all other authorities.
This means when existing Service Level Agreements with commissioning support providers expire, future contracts must be procured fairly and competitively with capable suppliers.
The LPF suppliers have already been rigorously tested on their ability to provide high quality commissioning support services and the extent to which they will offer discounts to commissioners – making it a faster and simpler way of sourcing the specific set of services you need, rather than having to undertake your own lengthy and costly OJEU procurement.