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Simplified Acquisitions FAR Part 13: Purchase Order

 

Method to acquire open market supplies and services below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT).  Open market means items not available from required sources of supply, such as GSA schedule contracts, outlined in FAR Part 8.002.

 

Common Applications

  • All types of supplies and services, to include construction
  • All types of solutions and technologies
  • Research and development (R&D)

 

Pros

Cons

Streamlined procedures reduces lead time to award and administrative costs Simplified acquisition threshold order limitation reduces flexibility to acquire large scale orders

 

Restrictions

 

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