The mission of the Procurement Department is to supply the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution community with guidance and expertise, to ensure goods and services are available, and assure that these acquisitions occur in a timely and cost effective manner.
Be it travel, the purchase of equipment or the acquisition of supplies, we are further charged with the responsibility to manage these acquisitions in accordance with all appropriate government and private agency requirements regarding procurements made with awarded funds.
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Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Procurement Grace Period
§ 200.110 Effective/applicability date: The effective date for implementation of the procurement standards for non-Federal entities will start for fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2017.
Effective for the Institution January 1, 2017
Per the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution implements a Micro-Purchase threshold of $10,000 per OMB’s guidance memo M-18-8 for institutions of higher education, or related or affiliated nonprofit entities, nonprofit research organizations or independent research institutes.
Effective for the Institution 10/1/2018
Per the National Defense Authorization ACT (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 and OMB’s granting exception per 2 C.F.R. 200.102 (exceptions) in advance of revisions to FAR 48 C.F.R Subpart 2.1 and Uniform Guidance the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution implements a procurement procedure increase to the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) from $150,000 to $250,000 per OMB’s guidance memo M-18-8 dated June 20, 2018.
The entire memorandum can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/M-18-18.pdf