New procurement provisions set

The Federal Acquisition Regulations councils raised the micropurchase and simplified acquisition thresholds for agencies dealing with potential nuclear, biological, chemical or radiological attacks. The changes were made in an interim rule published Feb. 23 in the Federal Register. The rule takes effect immediately. Comments on the rule are due April 23 via e-mail to

The rule lets agencies use simplified acquisition procedures for emergency purchases up to $250,000 in the United States and $500,000 outside the country.


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