Micro-Purchase Threshold

The micro-purchase threshold for procurement activities is the level above which competition is required.  Currently, the micro-purchase threshold in the OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) is $3,500.

The American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA) increased the micro-purchase threshold for research agencies to $10,000.  UCAR has recently received direction from NSF that they are applying this $10,000 threshold to their large facility awardees, which includes UCAR. 

Based on the above, UCAR will continue to retain the $10,000 competitive threshold.

If you have questions about this, please contact the Contract Administrator on the Procurement team that is assigned to your lab/program for assistance.

Announcement Timing: 
February 21, 2018 to February 28, 2018