July 14, 2017

DPAP Deviation Bumps Micro-Purchase Threshold

Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) Director Claire Grady has issued a class deviation revising the micro-purchase threshold, as directed by the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

When acquiring Department of Defense (DoD) supplies or services using DoD funding, in lieu of the definition at FAR 2.101, contracting officers and other individuals with micro-purchase authority shall consider the micro-purchase threshold to be $5,000 (10 USC 2338), except:

For DoD acquisition of supplies or services for basic research programs and for activities of the DoD science and technology reinvention laboratories, for which the threshold is $10,000 (10 USC 2339)
As provided at paragraphs 1 through 3 of the definition of "micro-purchase threshold" at FAR 2.101

The deviation is effective immediately and will remain in effect until it is included in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) or rescinded.