INCOREPORATED INTO THE FAR AT 25.402(b)

 

 

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10-02

Procurement Information Circular


January 28, 2010     

CLASS DEVIATION FROM FAR 25.402(b), TRADE AGREEMENT THRESHOLDS

 

PURPOSE:  To provide a class deviation from the thresholds set forth in the Table at FAR 25.402(b). 

 

BACKGROUND:   The United States Trade Representative published new thresholds in the Federal Register on December 29, 2009 (74 FR 68907).  The revised thresholds became effective on January 1, 2010.  A Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) case is in process to obtain public comment on an update to the regulation.  Pending finalization of the FAR changes, implementation of the new thresholds is urgent in order to meet the United States’ obligations under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and numerous free trade agreements. 

 

GUIDANCE:   Effective retroactively to January 1, 2010, contracting officers shall utilize the trade agreement thresholds identified in the chart on page 2.  The chart includes the current FAR threshold struck through, with the revised threshold set forth in brackets.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This PIC is effective January 1, 2010, and shall remain in effect until the revised thresholds are implemented in the FAR.  

 

HEADQUARTERS CONTACT:  Leigh Pomponio, Contract Management Division, (202) 358-0592, e-mail: Leigh.Pomponio@nasa.gov.

 

 

     /s/

William P. McNally

Assistant Administrator for Procurement


 

DISTRIBUTION:

  PIC LIST



Trade Agreement

Supply Contract (equal to or exceeding)

Service Contract (equal to or exceeding)

Construction Contract (equal to or exceeding)

WTO GPA

$194,000[$203,000]

$194,000[$203,000]

$7,443,000 [$7,804,000]               

 

FTAs

 

 

 

 

Australia FTA

67,826 [70,079]

67,826[70,079]

$7,443,000 [7,804,000]

 

Bahrain FTA

194,000[203,000]

$194,000[203,000]

8,817.449[9,110,318]

 

CAFTA-DR (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua)

67,826[70,079]

67,826[70,079]

$7,443,000 [7,804,000]

 

Chile FTA

67,826[70,079]

67,826[70,079]

$7,443,000 [7,804,000]

 

Morocco FTA

194,000[203,000]

$194,000[203,000]                 

$7,443,000 [7,804,000]

 

NAFTA

 

 

 

 

Canada

25,000

67,826[70,079]

8,817.449[9,110,318]

 

Mexico

67,826[70,0709]

67,826[70,079]

8,817.449[9,110,318]

 

Oman FTA

194,000[203,000]

194,000[203,000]

8,817.449[9,110,318]

 

Peru FTA

194,000[203,000]

194,000[203,000]

$7,443,000 [7,804,000]

 

Singapore FTA

67,826[70,079]

67,826[70,079]

$7,443,000 [7,804,000]

 

Israeli Trade Act

50,000