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FAR Compliance

Capital Edge provides Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Compliance consulting, Agency Supplement consulting (including Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR), and others), and FAR training services to assist government contractors.

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.

FAR Compliant

The world of government contracting is fraught with intricate regulations. Becoming FAR compliant can be overwhelming, but it's crucial for your success and credibility in the government contracting sphere. We're here to demystify FAR contacts and guide you through every step of FAR compliance, ensuring your business stays compliant, competitive, and confident.

FAR Compliance Training

Our FAR compliance training helps with interpretation of and adherence to the wide range of applicable regulatory requirements grounded in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). View our training and events calendar, or contact us for customized FAR compliance training from our FAR compliance experts.

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What Is FAR Compliance?

FAR compliance is a process for ensuring that all federal contractors comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). The FAR was established to ensure that government agencies receive quality goods and services at fair prices. FAR compliance ensures that contractors follow all federal laws and regulations when bidding on contracts.
  • Our team of experts possess unsurpassed qualifications, experience, and certifications and have previous working experience including industry, Government or “Big Four” consulting firms and possess specific relevant experience navigating Federal compliance.
  • We have extensive experience supporting clients with interpretation of FAR, DFARS, and other supplemental agency regulations.
  • Our experts roll up their sleeves to provide the just the right level of support each client needs.
  • Our FAR compliance experts are unmatched in the industry.
  • We foster long term relationships with our clients to ensure that we provide just the right level of support needed for each engagement.

All of our clients’ needs are different.  We tailor our approach to meet the needs and business objectives of each and every one.  Our FAR compliance experts have extensive experience supporting Federal contractors with:

  • Interpretation of contract clauses
  • Review of contract clauses prior to award
  • Adherence to applicable requirements during contract performance
  • Assessment of entity-wide business system rules and requirements

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 Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR)
Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (NFS)
Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR)
Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR)
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Acquisition Regulation (NRCAR)

FAR Regulations

The FAR regulations 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. FAR regulations are intended to cover all aspects of the procurement lifecycle including:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the latest questions being asked about FAR Compliance

What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation?

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.”

How is the FAR updated?
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.
Which FAR clauses are incorporated in contracts?
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.
How do I know which FAR clauses may be applicable?
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.
Do FAR clauses and FAR requirements apply only to the prime contract?
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.
What are FAR and DFAR Regulations?
The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) are compliance requirements and are required by federal contractors to meet in order to be awarded the contract and keep it. Contractors who have signed these clauses in their contract are attesting that their organization is in full compliance with the FAR requirements.
Is the Federal Acquisition Regulation a law?
The Federal Acquisition Regulation is the principal set of rules regarding government procurement in the Unites States of America, and it’s codified at Chapter 1 under Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations, 48 CFR 1.

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Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Training


We have quite a few upcoming FAR trainings that could benefit you and your team with FAR compliance. Check out our existing events or contact us about custom training for your business today!
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