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Posted by on Jan 28, 2011

No Changes for Procurement Under Grants

If you purchase goods or services using federal grant funds, you might be interested in this: the simplified acquisition threshold for procurements under grants has not changed, even though the FAR level was recently increased to $150,000.

The threshold for grants – which is detailed in OMB’s grants management circulars – is based on the FAR’s underlying statute, not the FAR itself. According to OMB’s Office of Federal Financial Management, an interagency workgroup is looking into whether OMB should change the grants threshold to $150,000 for consistency with the FAR. However, they want to consider what impact this would have on the various grants communities before they make any change.

So for now, the simplified acquisition threshold for grants remains at $100,000.

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