FAR - Federal Acquisition Regulation

Part 1 Federal Acquisition Regulations System

1.1 Purpose, Authority, Issuance
1.2 Administration
1.3 Agency Acquisition Regulations
1.4 Deviations from the FAR
1.5 Agency and Public Participation
1.6 Career Development, Contracting Authority, and Responsibilities
1.7 Determinations and Findings

Part 2 Definitions of Words and Terms

2.1 Definitions
2.2 Definitions Clause

Part 3 Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest

3.1 Safeguards
3.2 Contractor Gratuities to Government Personnel
3.3 Reports of Suspected Antitrust Violations
3.4 Contingent Fees
3.5 Other Improper Business Practices
3.6 Contracts with Government Employees or Organizations Owned or Controlled by Them
3.7 Voiding and Rescinding Contracts
3.8 Limitations on the Payment of Funds to Influence Federal Transactions
3.9 Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees
3.10 Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct
3.11 Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest for Contractor Employees Performing Acquisition Functions

Part 4 Administrative Matters

4.1 Contract Execution
4.2 Contract Distribution
4.3 Paper Documents
4.4 Safeguarding Classified Information Within Industry
4.5 Electronic Commerce in Contracting
4.6 Contract Reporting
4.7 Contractor Records Retention
4.8 Government Contract Files
4.9 Taxpayer Identification Number Information
4.10 Contract Line Items
4.11 System for Award Management
4.12 Representations and Certifications
4.13 Personal Identity Verification
4.14 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards
4.15 [Reserved]
4.16 Unique Procurement Instrument Identifiers
4.17 Service Contracts Inventory
4.18 Commercial and Government Entity Code
4.19 Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems

Part 5 Publicizing Contract Actions

5.1 Dissemination of Information
5.2 Synopses of Proposed Contract Actions
5.3 Synopses of Contract Awards
5.4 Release of Information
5.5 Paid Advertisements
5.6 Publicizing Multi-Agency Use Contracts
5.7 Publicizing Requirements Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Part 6 Competition Requirements

6.1 Full and Open Competition
6.2 Full and Open Competition After Exclusion of Sources
6.3 Other Than Full and Open Competition
6.4 Sealed Bidding and Competitive Proposals
6.5 Advocates for Competition

Part 7 Acquisition Planning

7.1 Acquisition Plans
7.2 Planning for the Purchase of Supplies in Economic Quantities
7.3 Contractor Versus Government Performance
7.4 Equipment Lease or Purchase
7.5 Inherently Governmental Functions

Part 8 Required Sources of Supplies and Services

8.1 Excess Personal Property
8.2 [Reserved]
8.3 [Reserved]
8.4 Federal Supply Schedules
8.5 Acquisition of Helium
8.6 Acquisition from Federal Prison Industries, Inc.
8.7 Acquisition from Nonprofit Agencies Employing People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
8.8 Acquisition of Printing and Related Supplies
8.9 [Reserved]
8.10 [Reserved]
8.11 Leasing of Motor Vehicles

Part 9 Contractor Qualifications

9.1 Responsible Prospective Contractors
9.2 Qualifications Requirements
9.3 First Article Testing and Approval
9.4 Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility
9.5 Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest
9.6 Contractor Team Arrangements
9.7 Defense Production Pools and Research and Development Pools

Part 10 Market Research

Part 11 Describing Agency Needs

11.1 Selecting and Developing Requirements Documents
11.2 Using and Maintaining Requirements Documents
11.3 Acceptable Material
11.4 Delivery or Performance Schedules
11.5 Liquidated Damages
11.6 Priorities and Allocations
11.7 Variation in Quantity
11.8 Testing

Part 12 Acquisition of Commercial Items

12.1 Acquisition of Commercial Items General
12.2 Special Requirements for the Acquisition of Commercial Items
12.3 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items
12.4 Unique Requirements Regarding Terms and Conditions for Commercial Items
12.5 Applicability of Certain Laws to the Acquisition of Commercial Items and Commercially Available Off-The-Shelf Items
12.6 Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items

Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures

13.1 Procedures
13.2 Actions At or Below the Micro-Purchase Threshold
13.3 Simplified Acquisition Methods
13.4 Fast Payment Procedure
13.5 Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items

Part 14 Sealed Bidding

14.1 Use of Sealed Bidding
14.2 Solicitation of Bids
14.3 Submission of Bids
14.4 Opening of Bids and Award of Contract
14.5 Two-Step Sealed Bidding

Part 15 Contracting by Negotiation

15.1 Source Selection Processes and Techniques
15.2 Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals and Information
15.3 Source Selection
15.4 Contract Pricing
15.5 Preaward, Award, and Postaward Notifications, Protests, and Mistakes
15.6 Unsolicited Proposals

Part 16 Types of Contracts

16.1 Selecting Contract Types
16.2 Fixed-Price Contracts
16.3 Cost-Reimbursement Contracts
16.4 Incentive Contracts
16.5 Indefinite-Delivery Contracts
16.6 Time-and-Materials, Labor-Hour, and Letter Contracts
16.7 Agreements

Part 17 Special Contracting Methods

17.1 Multi-year Contracting
17.2 Options
17.3 [Reserved]
17.4 Leader Company Contracting
17.5 Interagency Acquisitions
17.6 Management and Operating Contracts
17.7 Interagency Acquisitions: Acquisitions by Nondefense Agencies on Behalf of the Department of Defense


18.1 Available Acquisition Flexibilities
18.2 Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities

Part 19 Small Business Programs

19.1 Size Standards
19.2 Policies
19.3 Determination of Small Business Status for Small Business Programs
19.4 Cooperation with the Small Business Administration
19.5 Set-Asides for Small Business
19.6 Certificates of Competency and Determinations of Responsibility
19.7 The Small Business Subcontracting Program
19.8 Contracting with the Small Business Administration (The 8(a) Program)
19.9 [Reserved]
19.10 [Reserved]
19.11 [Reserved]
19.12 [Reserved]
19.13 Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program
19.14 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program
19.15 Women-Owned Small Business Program.

Part 20 Reserved

Part 21 Reserved

Part 22 Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions

22.1 Basic Labor Policies
22.2 Convict Labor
22.3 Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act
22.4 Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction
22.5 Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects
22.6 Contracts For Materials, Supplies, Articles, and Equipment Exceeding $15,000
22.7 [Reserved]
22.8 Equal Employment Opportunity
22.9 Nondiscrimination Because of Age
22.10 Service Contract Labor Standards
22.11 Professional Employee Compensation
22.12 Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts
22.13 Equal Opportunity for Veterans
22.14 Employment of Workers with Disabilities
22.15 Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor
22.16 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act
22.17 Combating Trafficking in Persons
22.18 Employment Eligibility Verification
22.19 Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors

Part 23 Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace

23.1 Sustainable Acquisition Policy
23.2 Energy and Water Efficiency and Renewable Energy
23.3 Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data
23.4 Use of Recovered Materials and Biobased Products
23.5 Drug-Free Workplace
23.6 Notice of Radioactive Material
23.7 Contracting for Environmentally Preferable Products and Services
23.8 Ozone-Depleting Substances and Hydrofluorocarbons
23.9 Contractor Compliance with Environmental Management Systems
23.10 Federal Compliance with Right-to-Know Laws and Pollution Prevention Requirements
23.11 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving

Part 24 Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information

24.1 Protection of Individual Privacy
24.2 Freedom of Information Act

Part 25 Foreign Acquisition

25.1 Buy American Supplies
25.2 Buy American Construction Materials
25.3 Contracts Performed Outside the United States
25.4 Trade Agreements
25.5 Evaluating Foreign Offers Supply Contracts
25.6 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Buy American statute Construction Materials
25.7 Prohibited Sources
25.8 Other International Agreements and Coordination
25.9 Customs and Duties
25.10 Additional Foreign Acquisition Regulations
25.11 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

Part 26 Other Socioeconomic Programs

26.1 Indian Incentive Program
26.2 Disaster or Emergency Assistance Activities
26.3 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions
26.4 Food Donations to Nonprofit Organizations

Part 27 Patents, Data, and Copyrights

27.1 General
27.2 Patents and Copyrights
27.3 Patent Rights under Government Contracts
27.4 Rights in Data and Copyrights
27.5 Foreign License and Technical Assistance Agreements

Part 28 Bonds and Insurance

28.1 Bonds and Other Financial Protections
28.2 Sureties and Other Security for Bonds
28.3 Insurance

Part 29 Taxes

29.1 General
29.2 Federal Excise Taxes
29.3 State and Local Taxes
29.4 Contract Clauses

Part 30 Cost Accounting Standards Administration

30.1 General
30.2 CAS Program Requirements
30.3 CAS Rules and Regulations [Reserved]
30.4 Cost Accounting Standards [Reserved]
30.5 Cost Accounting Standards for Educational Institutions [Reserved]
30.6 CAS Administration

Part 31 Contract Cost Principles and Procedures

31.1 Applicability
31.2 Contracts with Commercial Organizations
31.3 Contracts with Educational Institutions
31.4 [Reserved]
31.5 [Reserved]
31.6 Contracts with State, Local, and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
31.7 Contracts with Nonprofit Organizations

Part 32 Contract Financing

32.1 Non-Commercial Item Purchase Financing
32.2 Commercial Item Purchase Financing
32.3 Loan Guarantees for Defense Production
32.4 Advance Payments for Non-Commercial Items
32.5 Progress Payments Based on Costs
32.6 Contract Debts
32.7 Contract Funding
32.8 Assignment of Claims
32.9 Prompt Payment
32.10 Performance-Based Payments
32.11 Electronic Funds Transfer

Part 33 Protests, Disputes, and Appeals

33.1 Protests
33.2 Disputes and Appeals

Part 34 Major System Acquisition

34.0 General
34.1 Testing, Qualification and Use of Industrial Resources Developed Under Title III, Defense Production Act
34.2 Earned Value Management System

Part 35 Research and Development Contracting

Part 36 Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts

36.1 General
36.2 Special Aspects of Contracting for Construction
36.3 Two-Phase Design-Build Selection Procedures
36.4 [Reserved]
36.5 Contract Clauses
36.6 Architect-Engineer Services
36.7 Standard and Optional Forms for Contracting for Construction, Architect-Engineer Services, and Dismantling, Demolition, or Removal of Improvements

Part 37 Service Contracting

37.1 Service Contracts General
37.2 Advisory and Assistance Services
37.3 Dismantling, Demolition, or Removal of Improvements
37.4 Nonpersonal Health Care Services
37.5 Management Oversight of Service Contracts
37.6 Performance-Based Acquisition

Part 38 Federal Supply Schedule Contracting

38.1 Federal Supply Schedule Program
38.2 Establishing and Administering Federal Supply Schedules

Part 39 Acquisition of Information Technology

39.1 General
39.2 Electronic and Information Technology

Part 40 Reserved

Part 41 Acquisition of Utility Services

41.1 General
41.2 Acquiring Utility Services
41.3 Requests for Assistance
41.4 Administration
41.5 Solicitation Provision and Contract Clauses
41.6 Forms
41.7 Formats

Part 42 Contract Administration and Audit Services

42.1 Contract Audit Services
42.2 Contract Administration Services
42.3 Contract Administration Office Functions
42.4 Correspondence and Visits
42.5 Postaward Orientation
42.6 Corporate Administrative Contracting Officer
42.7 Indirect Cost Rates
42.8 Disallowance of Costs
42.9 Bankruptcy
42.10 [Reserved]
42.11 Production Surveillance and Reporting
42.12 Novation and Change-of-Name Agreements
42.13 Suspension of Work, Stop-Work Orders, and Government Delay of Work
42.14 [Reserved]
42.15 Contractor Performance Information
42.16 Small Business Contract Administration
42.17 Forward Pricing Rate Agreements

Part 43 Contract Modifications

43.1 General
43.2 Change Orders
43.3 Forms

Part 44 Subcontracting Policies and Procedures

44.1 General
44.2 Consent to Subcontracts
44.3 Contractorsâ?? Purchasing Systems Reviews
44.4 Subcontracts for Commercial Items and Commercial Components

Part 45 Government Property

45.1 General
45.2 Solicitation and Evaluation Procedures
45.3 Authorizing the Use and Rental of Government Property
45.4 Title to Government Property
45.5 Support Government Property Administration
45.6 Reporting, Reutilization, and Disposal

Part 46 Quality Assurance

46.1 General
46.2 Contract Quality Requirements
46.3 Contract Clauses
46.4 Government Contract Quality Assurance
46.5 Acceptance
46.6 Material Inspection and Receiving Reports
46.7 Warranties
46.8 Contractor Liability for Loss of or Damage to Property of the Government

Part 47 Transportation

47.1 General
47.2 Contracts for Transportation or for Transportation-Related Services
47.3 Transportation in Supply Contracts
47.4 Air Transportation by U.S.-Flag Carriers
47.5 Ocean Transportation by U.S.-Flag Vessels

Part 48 Value Engineering

48.1 Policies and Procedures
48.2 Contract Clauses

Part 49 Termination of Contracts

49.1 General Principles
49.2 Additional Principles for Fixed-Price Contracts Terminated for Convenience
49.3 Additional Principles for Cost-Reimbursement Contracts Terminated for Convenience
49.4 Termination for Default
49.5 Contract Termination Clauses
49.6 Contract Termination Forms and Formats

Part 50 Extraordinary Contractual Actions and the safety act

50.1 Extraordinary Contractual Actions
50.2 Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002

Part 51 Use of Government Sources by Contractors

51.1 Contractor Use of Government Supply Sources
51.2 Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) Vehicles

Part 52 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

52.1 Instructions for Using Provisions and Clauses
52.2 Text of Provisions and Clauses
52.3 Provision and Clause Matrix

Part 53 Forms

53.1 General
53.2 Prescription of Forms
53.3 Illustration of Forms