Super Typhoon Haiyan

As of 12 Nov 2013:  In response to the devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan, the SECDEF has ordered U.S. forces to support Operation Damayan by providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the Republic of the Philippines.

Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities:

The authority provided at DFARS 218.270 applies to DoD’s response to Super Typhoon Haiyan:

In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2302(7), when a humanitarian or peacekeeping operation (as defined at FAR 2.101) is declared, the simplified acquisition threshold is raised to $300,000 for DoD purchases that are awarded and performed, or purchases that are made, outside the United States in support of that operation.

The simplified acquisition threshold is defined at DFARS 202.101. Note that this authority does not increase the simplified acquisition threshold for stateside purchases.

AT&L(DPAP) Contact Information:

DPAP Contingency Contracting
(571) 256-2945


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