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An update on the Section 846 Implementation Plan

The panel takes a close look at the implications of the proposed increase in the Micro Purchase Threshold and GSA’s portal of portals concept. Continue reading

Civilian Agencies May Increase Simplified Acquisition & Micro-Purchase Thresholds

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council says that agencies may elect to adopt interim authority allowing their Contracting Officers to take advantage of these higher thresholds, even as the FAR Council goes through the formal process of codifying those changes. Continue reading

The real best value of raising the MPT and SAT

Raising the MPT and the SAT will have an immediate and significant impact in streamlining acquisition operations and supporting agency mission needs. Continue reading

New NDAA purchasing rules should benefit government shoppers, small business

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) rules governing the acquisition of commercial items should give those making relatively small purchases more choices, and small businesses more hope for getting a piece of the federal spending pie. Source: New NDAA purchasing rules should benefit government shoppers, small business – FederalNewsRadio.com

2018 NDAA Increases Civilian Micro-Purchase Threshold to $10,000

The 2018 NDAA increases the standard micro-purchase threshold applicable to civilian agencies from $3,000 to $10,000. Continue reading

18F’s procurement hack could guide DHS bug bounties

The key could be a micro-purchasing authority through which feds can dodge the painful hiring and acquisition processes. Continue reading

Getting back on the $3,500-or-less horse

The results of 18F’s first such auction, in November 2015, vexed some participants. Staying under the $3,500 government cap to dodge onerous procurement processes, 18F asked for bids on a discrete bit of code work. Continue reading

18F to use micro-purchasing for open source code in new experiment – FierceGovernmentIT

The General Service Administration’s innovation team 18F will soon use its “micro-purchase” authority to buy open source code for applications being developed by the group. Source: 18F to use micro-purchasing for open source code in new experiment – FierceGovernmentIT

Buying code with credit cards — FCW

The General Services Administration’s 18F is planning an acquisition experiment in which small chunks of code could be paid for with “micro-purchase” authority — $3,500 or less on a government credit card, the outfit announced in a blog post. Source: Buying code with credit cards — FCW

Uncle Sam Wants You to Know About Changes to Acquisition Thresholds (FAR Case 2014-022)

Effective October 1, 2015, the Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics Administration (NASA) are issuing FAR Case 2014-022 as a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the inflation adjustment of acquisition-related dollar thresholds. Continue reading