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Vol. 86


No. 110

June 10, 2021

Part III

Department of Defense


General Services Administration


National Aeronautics and Space Administration


48 CFR Chapter 1


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-06; 
Introduction; Analysis for Equipment Acquisitions; Application of 
Micro-Purchase Threshold to Task and Delivery Orders; Technical 
Amendments and Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-06; Small Entity 
Compliance Guide; Final Rules

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48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR-2021-0051, Sequence No. 3]

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2021-06; Introduction

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Summary presentation of final rules.


SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and 
the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal 
Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2021-06. A companion document, the Small 
Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.

DATES: For effective dates see the separate documents, which follow.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The analyst whose name appears in the 
table below in relation to the FAR case. For information pertaining to 
status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat 
Division at 202-501-4755 or [email protected].

                                           Rules Listed in FAC 2021-06
                 Item                             Subject                FAR Case               Analyst
I....................................  Analysis for Equipment               2019-001  Jackson.
II...................................  Application of Micro-purchase        2020-004  Jackson.
                                        Threshold to Task and
                                        Delivery Orders.
III..................................  Technical Amendments.........

ADDRESSES: The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet 
at https://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments made by these FAR rules, refer to 
the specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents 
following these item summaries. FAC 2021-06 amends the FAR as follows:

Item I--Analysis for Equipment Acquisitions (FAR Case 2019-001)

    This final rule amends the FAR to implement section 555 of the FAA 
Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-254). Section 555 requires an 
agency to acquire equipment using the method of acquisition that is 
most advantageous to the Government based on a case-by-case analysis. 
The methods of acquisition to be considered include purchase, short-
term rental or lease, long-term rental or lease, interagency 
acquisition, and agency acquisition agreements, if applicable, with a 
state or local government. The case-by-case analysis is of comparative 
costs and other factors, to include the factors in FAR section 7.401.

Item II--Application of Micro-purchase Threshold to Task and Delivery 
Orders (FAR Case 2020-004)

    This final rule amends the FAR to implement section 826 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 
(Pub. L. 116-92), which increases the threshold for requiring fair 
opportunity on orders under multiple-award contracts from $2,500 to the 
``micro-purchase threshold''. The threshold at FAR 16.505 is currently 
$3,500, as a result of inflation adjustments in accordance with FAR 
1.109. The micro-purchase threshold is currently $10,000. This change 
applies the word-based threshold to ensure continued alignment with any 
future changes to the thresholds. This final rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Item III--Technical Amendments

    Editorial changes are made at FAR 11.201, 19.102, 19.201, 19.702, 
19.812, 22.805, 26.201, 42.203, 52.211-2, 52.212-1, 52.212-5, 52.213-4, 
52.222-8, 52.244-6, and 53.236-2.
    William F. Clark,
    Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy,
    Office of Acquisition Policy,
    Office of Government-wide Policy.
    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2021-06 is issued under the 
authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General 
Services, and the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space 
    Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2021-06 is 
effective June 10, 2021 except for Items I through III, which are 
effective July 12, 2021.

John M. Tenaglia,
Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Department of 

Jeffrey A. Koses,
Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, 
U.S. General Services Administration.

Karla Smith Jackson,
Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics and Space 
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