Purchases of $2,500 or less: Micro purchases. No public notice is given. Firms of all sizes may be considered. Oral quotations and discussions will be the normal solicitation method. About 90 percent of the micro purchase awards are made using credit cards.
Simplified Acquisition Procedures (more than $2,500 but not more than $100,000): Reserved for small business firms. Acquisition procedures are similar to Micro purchases. All actions over $25,000 will be published on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site at www.fedbizopps.gov.
Acquisitions over $100,000: Formal solicitation procedures with public notice in the FedBizOpps. Major program awards are typically negotiated utilizing best value procedures. Huntsville Center plans to increase the use of Internet/CD solicitations and oral presentations to simplify and streamline the acquisition process.