Procurement Information Circular
October 11, 2005
CANCELLATION OF PIC 05-12
PURPOSE: To notify procurement offices that the emergency procurement authority to increase the micro-purchase dollar thresholds for acquisitions in support of Hurricane Katrina rescue and relief operations has been cancelled.
BACKGROUND: PIC 05-12 was issued on September 28, 2005, to provide emergency procurement authority for the implementation of Public Law 109-62, Section 101 entitled “Second Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising from the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina” which provided the heads of executive agencies emergency procurement authority to increase the micro-purchase threshold to $250,000 for the procurement of property or services in support of Hurricane Katrina rescue and relief efforts.
GUIDANCE: On October 4, 2005, the Office of Management and Budget rescinded the rule that increased the micro-purchase threshold. Accordingly, the guidance provided in PIC 05-12 is rescinded.
CANCELLATION: This PIC hereby cancels PIC 05-12.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This PIC is effective as dated and expires October 31, 2005.
Assistant Administrator for Procurement