These files are updated through FAC 90-37

Subchapter a General

Part 1 - Federal Acquisition Regulations System
Part 2 - Definitions of Words and Terms
Part 3 - Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest
Part 4 - Administrative Matters

Subchapter b - Competition and Acquisition Planning

Part 5 - Publicizing Contract Actions
Part 6 - Competition Requirements
Part 7 - Acquisition Planning
Part 8 - Required Sources of Supplies and Services
Part 9 - Contractor Qualifications
Part 10 - Market Research
Part 11 - Describing Agency Needs
Part 12 - Acquisition of Commercial Items

Subchapter c - Contracting Methods and Contract Types

Part 13 - Simplified Acquisition Procedures
Part 14 - Sealed Bidding
Part 15 - Contracting by Negotiation
Part 16 - Types of Contracts
Part 17 - Special Contracting Methods
Part 18 - [Reserved]

Subchapter d - Socioeconomic Programs

Part 19 - Small Business Programs
Part 20 - [Reserved]
Part 21 - [Reserved]
Part 22 - Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions
Part 23 - Environment, Conservation, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace
Part 24 - Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information
Part 25 - Foreign Acquisition
Part 26 - Other Socioeconomic Programs

Subchapter e - General Contracting Requirements

Part 27 - Patents, Data, and Copyrights
Part 28 - Bonds and Insurance
Part 29 - Taxes
Part 30 - Cost Accounting Standards Administration
Part 31 - Contract Cost Principles and Procedures
Part 32 - Contract Financing
Part 33 - Protests, Disputes, and Appeals

Subchapter f - Special Categories of Contracting

Part 34 - Major System Acquisition
Part 35 - Research and Development Contracting
Part 36 - Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts
Part 37 - Service Contracting
Part 38 - Federal Supply Schedule Contracting
Part 39 - Acquisition of Information Resources Part 40 - [Reserved]
Part 41 - Acquisition of Utility Services

Subchapter g - Contract Management

Part 42 - Contract Administration
Part 43 - Contract Modifications
Part 44 - Subcontracting Policies and Procedures
Part 45 - Government Property
Part 46 - Quality Assurance
Part 47 - Transportation
Part 48 - Value Engineering
Part 49 - Termination of Contracts
Part 50 - Extraordinary Contractual Actions
Part 51 - Use of Government Sources by Contractors

Subchapter h - Clauses and Forms

Part 52 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
Part 53 - Forms

Appendices to the far

Appendix A - Acquisition of Federal Information Processing (FIP) Resources by Contracting Appendix B - Cost Accounting Preambles and Regulations Cost Accounting Standards and Cost Accounting Standards Board Rules and Regulations Recodified by the Cost Accounting Standards Board at 48 CFR Chapter 99 Preambles Part I--Preambles to the Cost Accounting Standards Published by the Cost Accounting Standards Board Part II--Preambles to the Related Rules and Regulations Published by the Cost Accounting Standards Board Part III--Preambles Published under the FAR System Cost Accounting Standards Board Rules and Procedures Index




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 Contracting Authority and Responsibilities
1.7 Determinations and Findings

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 Limitation on the Payment of Funds to Influence Federal Transactions 3.9 Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees
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 Contract Files 4.9 Information Reporting to the Internal Revenue Service


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
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 Competition Advocates
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 Jewel Bearings and Related Items 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 Non-profit Agencies Employing People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled 8.8 Acquisition of Printing and Related Supplies 8.9--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
11.1 Selecting and Developing Requirements Documents 11.2 Using and Maintaining Requirements Documents 11.3 Acquiring Other Than New Material, Former Government Surplus Property and Residual Inventory 11.4 Delivery or Performance Schedules 11.5 Liquidated Damages 11.6 Priorities and Allocations 11.7 Variation in Quantity
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 12.6 Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items


PART 13--SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES 13.1 General 13.2 Blanket Purchase Agreements 13.3 Fast Payment Procedure 13.4 Imprest Fund 13.5 Purchase Orders 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 General Requirements for Negotiation 15.2-- 15.3 [Reserved] 15.4 Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals and Quotations 15.5 Unsolicited Proposals 15.6 Source Selection 15.7 Make-or-Buy Programs 15.8 Price Negotiation 15.9 Profit 15.10 Preaward, Award, and Postaward Notifications, Protests, and Mistakes
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 Multiyear Contracting 17.2 Options 17.3 [Reserved] 17.4 Leader Company Contracting 17.5 Interagency Acquisitions Under the Economy Act 17.6 Management and Operating Contracts


PART 19--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS 19.1 Size Standards 19.2 Policies 19.3 Determination of Status as a Small Business Concern 19.4 Cooperation with the Small Business Administration 19.5 Set-Asides for Small Business 19.6 Certificates of Competency and Determinations of Eligibility 19.7 Subcontracting with Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Women-Owned Small Business Concerns 19.8 Contracting with the Small Business Administration (The 8(a) Program) 19.9 [Reserved] 19.10 Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program
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 [Reserved] 22.6 Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act 22.7 [Reserved] 22.8 Equal Employment Opportunity 22.9 Nondiscrimination Because of Age 22.10 Service Contract Act of 1965, as Amended 22.11 Professional Employee Compensation 22.12 [Reserved] 22.13 Special Disabled and Vietnam Era Veterans 22.14 Employment of the Handicapped 22.15 Notification of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees
PART 23--ENVIRONMENT, CONSERVATION, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE 23.1 Pollution Control and Clean Air and Water 23.2 Energy Conservation 23.3 Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data 23.4 Use of Recovered Materials 23.5 Drug-Free Workplace 23.6 Notice of Radioactive Material 23.7 Contracting for Environmentally Preferable and Energy-Efficient Products and Services 23.8 Ozone-Depleting Substances 23.9 Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
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 Act--Supplies 25.2 Buy American Act--Construction Materials 25.3 Balance of Payments Program 25.4 Trade Agreements 25.5 Payment in Local Foreign Currency 25.6 Customs and Duties 25.7 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases 25.8 International Agreements and Coordination 25.9 Additional Foreign Acquisition Clauses 25.10 Implementation of Sanctions Against Countries that Discriminate Against United States Products or Services in Government Procurement
PART 26--OTHER SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS 26.1 Indian Incentive Program


PART 27--PATENTS, DATA, AND COPYRIGHTS 27.1 General 27.2 Patents 27.3 Patent Rights Under Government Contracts 27.4 Rights In Data and Copyrights 27.5 [Reserved] 27.6 Foreign License and Technical Assistance Agreements
PART 28--BONDS AND INSURANCE 28.1 Bonds 28.2 Sureties 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 30.4 Cost Accounting Standards 30.5 [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 -- 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
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
PART 36--CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECT-ENGINEER CONTRACTS 36.1 General 36.2 Special Aspects of Contracting for Construction 36.3 Special Aspects of Sealed Bidding in Construction Contracting 36.4 Special Procedures for Negotiation of Construction Contracts 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
PART 38--FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTING 38.1 Federal Supply Schedule Program 38.2 Establishing and Administering Federal Supply Schedules
PART 41--ACQUISITION OF UTILITY SERVICES 41.1 General 41.2 Acquiring Utility Services 41.3 Requests for Assistance or Pre-Award Contract Approval 41.4 Administration 41.5 Solicitation Provision and Contract Clauses 41.6 Forms 41.7 Formats


PART 42--CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION 42.1 Interagency Contract Administration and Audit Services 42.2 Assignment of Contract Administration 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 Negotiating Advance Agreements for Independent Research and Development/Bid and Proposal Costs 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 Traffic and Transportation Management 42.15 Contractor Performance Information 42.16 Small Business Contract Administration
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 Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews 44.4 Subcontracts for Commercial Items and Commercial Components
PART 45--GOVERNMENT PROPERTY 45.1 General 45.2 Competitive Advantage 45.3 Providing Government Property to Contractors 45.4 Contractor Use and Rental of Government Property 45.5 Management of Government Property in the Possession of Contractors 45.6 Reporting, Redistribution, and Disposal of Contractor Inventory
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 50.1 General 50.2 Delegation of and Limitations on Exercise of Authority 50.3 Contract Adjustments 50.4 Residual Powers
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 Texts 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