FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (FAR)
FAR & DFARS COMPLIANCE
We offer FAR and DFARS compliance consulting and training services to help government contractors meet and adhere to all necessary FAR Regulations.
FAR and DFARS compliance is mandated for all contracts funded by the U.S. Government, and are subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Using compliance risk assessments and a thorough review of your government contracts, our dedicated team of experts can help you avoid lost opportunities and revenues resulting from failure to adhere to proper FAR provisions.
FAR compliance covers everything from how the government procures goods and services, to DCAA audits and how the transactions are recorded. We will help you navigate the entire process of working with the federal government, while making sure you manage your contracts both professionally and in compliance with all necessary FAR regulations.
The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) is the primary regulation for use by all Federal Government executive agencies in their acquisition of supplies and services with appropriated funds. It became effective on April 1, 1984, and is issued within applicable laws under the joint authorities of the Administrator of General Services, the Secretary of Defense, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, under the broad policy guidelines of the Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget.
It establishes an “Umbrella” of procurement regulations that define how companies do business with the Federal Government. It is also often used by state and local agencies, not-for-profit entities and higher education. It is intended to cover all aspects of the procurement lifecycle including:
The FAR is published as Chapter 1 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is updated frequently through proposed, interim and final rules; published daily in the Federal Register. It contains 53 specific Parts (sections) as seen below:
Agency FAR Supplements Expertise
Each agency of the Federal Government can develop its own supplement to the FAR. These supplements are intended to layer on top of the FAR and provide additional guidance and restrictions to contracts with those specific agencies. The FAR precludes agency acquisition regulations that unnecessarily repeat, paraphrase, or otherwise restate the FAR, limits agency acquisition regulations to those necessary to implement FAR policies and procedures within an agency, and provides for coordination, simplicity, and uniformity in the Federal acquisition process. It also provides for agency and public participation in developing the FAR and agency acquisition regulation. Below is a list of several of the agencies with supplements:
- Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
- Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR)
- Department of Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR)
- Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR)
- Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR)
- General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (NFS)
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission Acquisition Regulation (NRCAR)
If you’d like to learn more about our Federal Acquisition Regulation training approach, experiences, and solutions, we hope to see you at one of the upcoming sessions in the calendar listing on the right, or contact us directly using the below information.
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