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(Revised May 30, 2018)

PGI 213.2—ACTIONS AT OR BELOW THE MICRO-PURCHASE THRESHOLD

PGI 213.201 General.

      (g)(i)  The higher micro-purchase thresholds in FAR 13.201(g) are authorized for purchases that have a clear and direct relationship to the support of a declared contingency operation; to facilitate defense against or recovery from cyber, nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack; to support a request from the Secretary of State or the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to facilitate provision of international disaster assistance pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2292 et seq.; or to support response to an emergency or major disaster (42 U.S.C. 5122). To determine if a declaration has been made that authorizes the use of the higher micro-purchase thresholds review the following websites:

                    (A)  Declared domestic contingency operations are listed at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pacc/cc/domestic_emergencies.html.

                    (B)  Declared overseas contingency operations are listed at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pacc/cc/international_operations.html.

              (ii)  "United States," as used in this section, is defined in FAR 2.101(b).

              (iii)  Except as provided in paragraph (iv) of this section, the following tables illustrate the micro-purchase threshold based on the physical location of the Government purchaser and, for services, the place of performance:

                    (A)  For supplies—

Government Purchaser Physical Location

Authorized Micro-Purchase Threshold

Inside United States

$20,000

Outside United States

$30,000

                    (B)  For services, including acquisitions of services subject to 41 U.S.C. chapter 67, Service Contract Labor Standards—

Government Purchaser Physical Location

Place of Performance

Authorized Micro-Purchase Threshold

Inside United States

Inside or Outside United States

$20,000

Outside United States

Inside United States

$20,000

Outside United States

Outside United States

$30,000

              (iv)(A)  Government purchasers located inside the United States are prohibited from using the $30,000 contingency micro-purchase threshold, unless specifically authorized by statute.

                    (B)  The $2,000 micro-purchase threshold for acquisitions of construction subject to 40 U.S.C. chapter 31, subchapter IV, Wage Rate Requirements (Construction), remains unchanged in the event of a declared contingency operation; a cyber, nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack; a request from the Secretary of State or the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to facilitate provision of international disaster assistance pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2292 et seq.; or an emergency or major disaster (42 U.S.C. 5122), regardless of the criteria described above.