The FY2018 NDAA increases Micro Purchase threshold to $10,000 (from $3,000). Total Simplified Acquisitions Purchase (SAP) threshold is now $250,000 (from $150,000)
This can be a gamechanger for small businesses trying to get a “foot in the door” with federal agencies; the government customers now have a mechanism to pave the way for a streamlined, simplified way to award contracts. Micropurchases are small business set-asides by default.
Read the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council memorandum to agencies – Appendix 2 outlines which FAR clauses are affected by the change.
Note: the FAR has not been updated yet, so agencies have to use a “class deviation” to avail themselves of the newly adjusted ceilings.
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