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108 STAT. 3346 PUBLIC LAW 103-355—OCT. 13, 1994

    • § 2302b. Implementation of simplified acquisition procedures

"The simplified acquisition procedures contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation pursuant to section 31 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act shall apply as provided in such section to the agencies named in section 2303(a) of this title.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 137 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 2302a, as added by section 4002(b), the following new item: 2302b. Implementation of simplified acquisition procedures.". (b) IMPLEMENTATION IN CIVILIAN AGENCIES.— Title III of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 is amended by inserting after section 302A, as added by section 4003 and amended by section 4103, the following new section: 41 USC 252b. "SEC. 302B. IMPLEMENTATION OF SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCE- DURES. 'The simplified acquisition procedures contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation pursuant to section 31 of the Office of Federal Procurement PoHcy Act shall apply in executive agencies as provided in such section.". Subtitle D—Micro-Purchase Procedures SEC. 4301. PROCEDURES FOR PURCHASES BELOW MICRO-PURCHASE THRESHOLD. (a) PROCEDURES. — The Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) is amended by adding after section 31, as added by section 4201, the following new section: 41 USC 428. «SEC. 32. PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO PURCHASES BELOW MICRO- PURCHASE THRESHOLD. "(a) REQUIREMENTS.— (1) The head of each executive agency shall ensure that procuring activities of that agency, in awarding a contract with, a price exceeding the micro-purchase threshold, comply with the requirements of section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)), section 2323 of title 10, United States Code, and section 7102 of the Federal Acquisition StreamUning Act of 1994. "(2) The authority under part 13.106(a)(1) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 C.F.R. 13.106(a)(1)), as in effect on November 18, 1993, to make purchases without securing competitive quotations does not apply to any purchases with a price exceeding the micro-purchase thresnold. "(b) EXCLUSION FOR MICRO-PURCHASES. — A purchase by an executive agency with an anticipated value of the micro-purchase threshold or less is not subject to section 15(j) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(j)) and the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a- 10c). "(c) APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS.— For purposes of section 27, an officer or employee of an executive agency, or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, shall not be considered a procurement official if— "(1) the contracting authority of the officer, employee, or member does not exceed $2,500; and