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    1. The FAR and DFARS references quoted below in pertinent part are applicable to this response.

    FAR 2.101 -- Definitions
    “Micro-purchase threshold” means $3,000, except it means—
    (3) For acquisitions of supplies or services that, as determined by the head of the agency, are to be used to support a contingency operation or to facilitate defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical or radiological attack as described in 13.201(g)(1), … --
      (i) $15,000 in the case of any contract to be awarded and performed, or purchase to be made, inside the United States; and
      (ii) $30,000 in the case of any contract to be awarded and performed, or purchase to be made outside the United States.

    FAR 13.301 -- Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card
    (c) The Governmentwide commercial purchase card may be used to --
      (1) Make micro-purchases;
      (2) Place a task or delivery order (if authorized in the basic contract, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchase agreement); or
      (3) Make payments, when the contractor agrees to accept payment by the card.

    FAR Subpart 25.4 -- Trade Agreements
    FAR 25.402 -- General
    (b) The value of the acquisition is a determining factor in the applicability of the trade agreements. Most of these dollar thresholds are subject to revision by the U.S. Trade Representative approximately every 2 years. The various thresholds are summarized as follows:

    [Note: the "equal to or exceeding" applicability values for supplies of the trade agreements listed in the table at this citation range from $25,000 (NAFTA-Canada) to $202,000 (WTO GPA).]

    DFARS SUBPART 225.4 -- TRADE AGREEMENTS
    DFARS 225.401-70 -- End products subject to trade agreements
    Acquisitions of end products in the following Federal supply groups (FSG) are covered by trade agreements if the value of the acquisition is at or above the applicable trade agreement threshold and no exception applies.
    FSG  Category/Description
    70  General purpose ADPE, software, supplies, and support equipment
    74  Office machines, visible record equipment and ADP equipment

    2. As indicated in DFARS 225.401-70, the acquisition of laptop computers would be subject to trade agreements unless an exception applies. Pursuant to the exception at FAR 25.402(b), the Trade Agreements Act does not apply because the value of this procurement using the GPC will be less than $25,000, which is less than all of the trade agreement applicability values specified at this FAR citation.


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