The Department of Defense just published an interim rule in its FAR supplement (DFARS) raising the Simplified Acquisition Threshold from $150 thousand to $300 thousand for humanitarian and peacekeeping operations. Humanitarian or peacekeeping operations means a military operation in support of the provision of humanitarian or foreign disaster assistance or in support of a peacekeeping operation under the United Nations Charger. It does not include routine training, force rotation, or stationing.
The Simplified Acquisition Threshold was previously set at $300 thousand for acquisition of supplies or services that are to be used to support a contingency operation or to facilitate defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack (or, $1 million if awarded or performed outside the United States). This current action adds additional categories to those exceptions.