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CAR

Part Number: 1301

Commerce Acquisition Regulations

Subpart 1301.1 - Purpose, Authority, Issuance

1301.101 Purpose.

The CAR establishes uniform acquisition policies and procedures that implement and supplement the FAR. If there is a discrepancy between the CAR and FAR, the FAR will take precedence.

1301.103 Authority.

The CAR is issued under the authority of section 22 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 418b), and FAR Subpart 1.3 by the Department Procurement Executive pursuant to a delegation initiating from the Secretary of Commerce.

1301.104 Applicability.

The CAR applies to all Department of Commerce (DOC) acquisitions as defined in part 2 of the FAR, except where expressly excluded.

1301.105 Issuance.

1301.105-1 Publication and code arrangement.

(a) The CAR is published in the Federal Register, in cumulative form in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and is available online at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Acquisition Management Web site.

(b) The CAR is issued as chapter 13 of title 48 of the CFR.

1301.105-2 Arrangement of regulations.

(a) General. The CAR is divided into the same parts, subparts, sections, and subsections as the FAR.

(b) Numbering. If the DOC does not have supplemental regulations there will be no corresponding coverage in the CAR, and there will be gaps in the CAR numbering system.

1301.105-3 Copies.

(a) Copies of the CAR in Federal Register or CFR form may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

(b) The CAR is available online at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Acquisition Management Web site (http://oam.ocs.doc.gov).