Up to 25.000 € you can do what you want!
Decree No. 2015-1163 of September 17, 2015 notes the procedural exemption thresholds contained in the Public Procurement Code (CMP) of EUR 15 000 to EUR 25 000 (excluding VAT) for contracting authorities (Article 28) and EUR 20 000 to 25 000 excluding VAT for contracting entities (Article 146) . Public purchasers can now enter "over-the-counter" contracts with the service providers of their choice without any advertising and competitive bidding, provided that the amount of annual benefits does not exceed this amount, the decree simply stating that it is advisable to "not systematically contract with the same service provider when there is a plurality of potential offers likely to meet the need" ... ... which, it will be understood, is useless, if not is to give oneself a good conscience.
After the publication of Ordinance No. 2014-697 of 26 June 2014 on the development of electronic invoicing, Decree No. 2014-1097 of 26 September 2014 on simplification measures applicable to public contracts and Order No. 2015-899 of 23 July 2015 on public procurement, the raising of these thresholds continues the process of simplification of the law of public contracts but not necessarily of improving the access of SMEs to the public order contrary to what is systematically announced .