U.S. Department of Commerce

Legal Thresholds
(Legal Review Dollar Threshold Changes to DAO 208-5)

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ACTION PRESENT THRESHOLDS NEW THRESHOLDS
Sealed Bids > or = $250,000 > or = $500,000 (Solicitation only unless award made to other than low bidder)
Negotiated Procurements
(Solicitation and Award)
> or = $100,000 > or = $250,000
Non-competitive awards
(includes 8(a) actions)
> or = $50,000, including options > or = $100,000, excluding options < or = $2,000,000
Letter Contracts > or = $50,000 > or = $100,000
Settlement Agreements
(non litigation)
> or = $100,000 No change
Technical Evaluation Panels No formal Requirement Ex officio advisor for contracts > or = $200,000


Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Acquisition Division

Created: 12/5/2001
Last Revised: February 21, 2013