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    Do the provisions of DFARS 252.225-7008 apply to purchases by DOD of less than $100,000


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    I assume that the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause that you are concerned with is the DFARS 52.225-7016 Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings and not the DFARS 252.225-7008 Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals.  So, given that assumption, let us turn to the requirements for the use of the DFARS 52.225-7016 Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings clause.  DFARS 225.7009-3 Exception provides an exception for the acquisition of commercial items, except for commercial ball and roller bearings acquired as end items.  There is no establishment of any dollar threshold so the key is: are they being acquired as “end items?”  You might also pursue a waiver under DFARS 225.7009-4.

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