Implementing Management Controls to Support Increased Micro-purchase Threshold Hurricane Katrina Rescue and Relief Operations [open pdf - 540KB]
"The attached document outlines actions agencies must take to implement the increased threshold in a responsible and effective manner. This guidance applies to all types of micro-purchases, but it is geared toward purchases made with the government wide purchase card. Cardholders and ordering officials must determine that prices are reasonable. In addition, certain laws will continue to apply, such as procurement integrity statutes and other laws providing for criminal and civil penalties. The General Services Administration (GSA) is developing supplementary guidance to (1) clarify laws and other requirements applicable to micro-purchases conducted under the increased threshold, and (2) help agency personnel determine whether a transaction is 'in support of Hurricane Katrina rescue and relief operations' and therefore allowable under section 101 of the Act."