Increase of Micro-purchase Threshold for Contracts in Support of Hurricane Katrina Rescue and Relief Operations
This class deviation implements Section 101 of Pub. L. 109-62, Second Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising from the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina, 2005. This class deviation-
Adds a new paragraph (3) to the definition of "micro-purchase threshold" at FAR 2.101, to read as follows:
"Micro-purchase threshold' means $2,500, except it means-
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(3) For acquisitions of property or services determined by the head of the agency to be used in support of Hurricane Katrina rescue and relief operations, $250.000."
Makes the requirement at DFARS 213.270(b)(1) inapplicable to micro-purchases that exceed $15,000.
Revises DFARS 213.301(3) to read as follows:
"(3) A contracting officer supporting a contingency operation as defined in 10 U.S.C. 101(a)(13) ...also may use the Governmentwide commercial purchase card to make a purchase that exceeds $15,000 but does not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold, if-"
This class deviation is effective upon signature, and remains in effect for as long as Hurricane Katrina rescue and relief efforts continue, or until otherwise rescinded.