Purchase Cards - Government Purchase Card (GPC) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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The following table lists the current MPTs applicable to DoD.

Function Threshold Authority
1 Federal-Wide Open Market $10,000 FAR 2.101
FAR 13.2
2 Construction subject to 40 U.S.C. chapter 31, subchapter IV, Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) $2,000 FAR 2.101
FAR 13.2
3 Services subject to 41 U.S.C. chapter 67, Service Contract Labor Standards $2,500 FAR 2.101
FAR 13.2
4 GPC Contingency (Inside U.S.) $20,000 FAR 2.101
DFARS 213.270(c)(3)
DFARS PGI 213.201
5 GPC Contingency (Outside U.S.) $30,000 FAR 2.101
DFARS 213.270(c)(3)
DFARS PGI 213.201
6 Federal-Wide Higher Education Open Market $10,000 or greater Class Deviation 2018-O0018
7 GPC Convenience Checks (General – Unrelated to Contingency and Other Emergency Uses) $5,000 P.L. 115-91, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, Sec. 806(b)
8 GPC Convenience Checks for Contingency and Other Emergency Uses (Inside U.S.) $10,000 P.L. 115-91, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, Sec. 806(b)
9 GPC Convenience Checks for Contingency and Other Emergency Uses (outside U.S.) $15,000 P.L. 115-91, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, Sec. 806(b)

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Examples of alternate address uses include, but are not limited to:

Reference: GSA SmartPay3 contract and Department of Defense Charge Card Guidebook for Establishing and Managing Purchase, Travel, and Fuel Card Programs.