FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION GENERAL STRUCTURE

These files are updated through FAC 90-43

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

STRUCTURE OF THE FAR TO THE SUBPART LEVEL

SUBCHAPTER A--GENERAL

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 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 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

SUBCHAPTER B--COMPETITION AND ACQUISITION PLANNING

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

PART9--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 AcquiringOther 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

SUBCHAPTER C--CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES

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 18--[RESERVED]

SUBCHAPTER D--SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS

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

PARTS 20--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 [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 Protectionof 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

SUBCHAPTER E--GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS

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

SUBCHAPTER F--SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING

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 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 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 39--ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES
PART 40--[RESERVED]
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

SUBCHAPTER G--CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

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

SUBCHAPTER H--CLAUSES AND FORMS

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