Purchasing thresholds are established to ensure management oversight of high cost and high risk purchases. Review associated policy in the CRS Manual, in addition to reviewing the charts in this section.

If the product or service is not under contract or a Maximum Affordable Payment Schedule purchase and the cost is less than $5,000.00, the purchase should be completed using a commercial source. This process is known as a "spot" purchase.

Purchasing restrictions apply to all CRS purchases.

For more information on exceptions to policies, refer to Chapter 33: Required Approvals, 33.2 Required Approvals and/or Consultations.