Expired December 31, 1996

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Procurement Information Circular

(April 30, 1996)


PURPOSE:  To streamline the small purchase process, including purchases made by customers using BankCards, by deviating from the current NASA FAR Supplement.

BACKGROUND:  The NASA Small Purchase Reengineering Team (SPRT) issued a report on September 16, 1994, containing 62 specific recommendations for streamlining the small purchase process. A number of the recommendations were addressed to the Associate Administrator for Procurement, and involved policy changes to be made in the NASA FAR Supplement.

GUIDANCE:  Details of the deviation from the NASA FAR Supplement are contained in the enclosure.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This PIC is effective as dated and will remain in effect until publication of the rewritten NASA FAR Supplement, now scheduled for completion on December 31, 1995.

HEADQUARTERS CONTACT:  Carl Eichenlaub, Code HS, (202) 358-0390.

Walker Lee Evey

Director, Acquisition Liaison Division

Enclosure (hard copy of PIC only)

[FAR] [NASA FAR Supplement] [NASA Procurement Library]