Class Deviation 2017-O0006
Increased Micro-Purchase Threshold

Effective immediately, for DoD acquisition of supplies or services funded by DoD appropriations, contracting officers and other individuals delegated micro-purchase authority shall use the following definition of "micro-purchase threshold" in lieu of the definition at FAR 2.101:

"Micro-purchase threshold," means $5,000 (10 U.S.C. 2338), except-

(1) For DoD acquisition of supplies or services for basic research programs and for activities of the DoD science and technology reinvention laboratories, it means $10,000 (10 U.S.C. 2339); and

(2) As provided at paragraphs (1) through (3) of the definition of "micro-purchase threshold" at FAR 2.101.

This deviation implements sections 217(a) and 821 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328). Section 821 increases the micro-purchase threshold for the DoD procurements to $5,000. Section 217(a) further increases the micro-purchase threshold to $10,000 for purposes of DoD basic research programs, and for the activities of the DoD science and technology reinvention laboratories.

This class deviation is effective until it is incorporated in the DFARS or until this class deviation is otherwise rescinded.

Effective Date: July 13, 2017 (5 years ago)
Expire Date: None Given
Rescinded: September 1, 2017 (5 years ago)
Official Documents: Memo
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