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    Can we use the government purchase card to purchase an equipment demonstration? The company from Canada will be coming to our facility to demonstrate the usage of a vacuum truck.. It just a demonstration we are not yet purchasing the equipment. Thnaks!


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    Unless your Agency has specific policy preventing the use of the Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card, it may be used for this demonstration (service), up to the GCPC  threshold of $3,000.00.  FAR reference below:

    13.301 -- Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card.

    (a) Except as provided in 32.1108(b)(2), the Governmentwide commercial purchase card is authorized for use in making and/or paying for purchases of supplies, services, or construction. The Governmentwide commercial purchase card may be used by contracting officers and other individuals designated in accordance with 1.603-3. The card may be used only for purchases that are otherwise authorized by law or regulation.

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