FAR Compliance

Capital Edge provides FAR Compliance and Agency Supplement (DFARS, DEAR and others) consulting and training services to assist government contractors with interpretation of and adherence to the wide range of applicable regulatory requirements grounded in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

The FAR is the primary regulation for use by all Federal Government executive agencies in their acquisition of supplies and services utilizing appropriated funds.  FAR requirements apply to how the government procures goods and services, contractor responsibilities and obligations and accounting and pricing considerations leading to DCAA or other government audits.

Agency FAR Supplements Expertise

Other Federal Government agencies develop their 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. 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)

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FAR Regulations

The FAR 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:

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The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is the regulatory compliance foundation comprised of the rules and requirements that the federal government and government contractors are obligated to comply with when pursuing, executing and performing contracts with the Federal government.  

FAR 1.102(a) states “The vision for the Federal Acquisition System is to deliver on a timely basis the best value product or service to the customer, while maintaining the public’s trust and fulfilling public policy objectives. Participants in the acquisition process should work together as a team and should be empowered to make decisions within their area of responsibility.”

The FAR and related agency supplements are periodically revised to incorporate new legislation or changing agency procedures.  These revisions or potential revisions are typically first published in the Federal Register through a rule-making process consisting of proposed, interim and final rules.  The Federal Register can be found here.  

FAR clauses incorporated in contracts vary widely depending on the type of contract as well as applicability of various statutory and regulatory provisions.  The FAR clauses subject to potential inclusion in contracts are contained in FAR Part 52 – Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.  

FAR clauses potentially applicable to a contract should be incorporated in the corresponding solicitation (RFQ, RFP or otherwise).  Section I of the solicitation should provide a list of the FAR and other agency supplement clauses that may be applicable to the contract.  Additional specific clauses may also be noted in other sections of the solicitation, e.g., Sections C, E, F and H.

FAR clauses and requirements apply, as applicable, to all federal government contracts, including subcontracts.  Prime contractors are responsible for ‘flowing down’ and including applicable FAR clauses in subcontracts.  Prime contractors failing to include applicable FAR clauses in subcontracts may nevertheless remain liable to the government for a subcontractor’s noncompliance. 

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