Army revises threshold for services buys

Army revises threshold for services buys

The Army last month eased new restrictions on services contracts.

In October, the service revised the Army Federal Acquisition Regulation to require all service purchases of more than $10 million to use performance-based, fixed-price contracts. For any other type of vehicle, an Army organization would need a waiver from Claude M. Bolton, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

Now, the service has raised the threshold to $50 million, said Capt. Amy Hannah, an Army spokeswoman.

The rule excludes five areas: R&D, architecture and engineering, emergency contracts, OMB Circular A-76 competitions, and environmental remediation services.

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