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13.201 General.

13.201 General.

  1. (a) Agency heads are encouraged to delegate micro-purchase authority (see 1.603-3).

  2. (b) The Governmentwide commercial purchase card shall be the preferred method to purchase and to pay for micro-purchases (see 2.101).

  3. (c) Purchases at or below the micro-purchase threshold may be conducted using any of the methods described in subpart  13.3, provided the purchaser is authorized and trained, pursuant to agency procedures, to use those methods.

  4. (d) Micro-purchases do not require provisions or clauses, except as provided at 13.202 and 32.1110. This paragraph takes precedence over any other FAR requirement to the contrary, but does not prohibit the use of any clause.

  5. (e) The requirements in part  8 apply to purchases at or below the micro-purchase threshold.

  6. (f) The procurement requirements in subparts 23.1, 23.2, 23.4, and 23.7 apply to purchases at or below the micro-purchase threshold.

  7. (g)

    1. (1) For acquisitions of supplies or services that, as determined by the head of the agency, are to be used to support a contingency operation or to facilitate defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack, the micro-purchase threshold is—

      1. (i) $20,000 in the case of any contract to be awarded and performed, or purchase to be made, inside the United States; and

      2. (ii) $30,000 in the case of any contract to be awarded and performed, or purchase to be made, outside the United States.

    2. (2) Purchases using this authority must have a clear and direct relationship to the support of a contingency operation or the defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.

  8. (h) When using the Governmentwide commercial purchase card as a method of payment, purchases at or below the micro-purchase threshold are exempt from verification in the System for Award Management as to whether the contractor has a delinquent debt subject to collection under the Treasury Offset Program (TOP).

  9. (i) Do not purchase any hardware, software, or services developed or provided by Kaspersky Lab that the Government will use on or after October 1, 2018. (See 4.2002)