Simplified Acquisition Threshold for Humanitarian or Peacekeeping Operations

November 18, 2011

DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the statutory authority to invoke a simplified acquisition threshold that is two times the normal amount to support a humanitarian or peacekeeping operation. Effective Date: November 18, 2011. Reference Federal Register Volume 76, Number 223 (Friday, November 18, 2011).

DoD published an interim rule in the Federal Register at 76 FR 44280 on July 25, 2011, to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the authority at 10 U.S.C. 2302(7) to invoke a simplified acquisition threshold that is two times the amount specified at 41 U.S.C 134, as amended by section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005, for the purpose of supporting a humanitarian or peacekeeping operation. The current simplified acquisition threshold is $150,000, as specified in Federal Acquisition Regulation 2.101. No respondents submitted public comments in response to the interim rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Meredith Murphy, telephone 703-602-1302. 






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