OFPP Wants To Increase Micro-Purchase Spending With Small Firms

Dan Gordon

Over $6 billion was spent by agencies in 2010 on small businesses through the government’s charge card program on purchases that fell under the micro-purchase threshold of $3,000. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy plans to spend more in the micro-purchase category for small business.

OFPP sent a memo to agencies with steps they can take to improve small business contracting at the micro-purchase level using the government charge card. This is the second memo from OFPP in the last two months that deals with small business contracting issues.

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