General Structure and Subparts

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 Career Development, 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 Government Contract Files
4.9 Taxpayer Identification Number Information
4.10 Contract Line Items
4.11 Central Contractor Registration
4.12 Annual Representations and Certifications

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
5.6 Publicizing Multi-Agency Use Contracts
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 [Reserved]
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 Nonprofit Agencies Employing People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
8.8 Acquisition of Printing and Related Supplies
8.9 [Reserved]
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
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 Acceptable Material
11.4 Delivery or Performance Schedules
11.5 Liquidated Damages
11.6 Priorities and Allocations
11.7 Variation in Quantity
11.8 Testing
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 Procedures
13.2 Actions At or Below the Micro-Purchase Threshold
13.3 Simplified Acquisition Methods
13.4 Fast Payment Procedure
13.5 Test Program for Certain Commercial Items
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 Source Selection Processes and Techniques
15.2 Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals and Information
15.3 Source Selection
15.4 Contract Pricing
15.5 Preaward, Award, and Postaward Notifications, Protests, and Mistakes
15.6 Unsolicited Proposals
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 Multi-year 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 Small Business Status for Small Business Programs
19.4 Cooperation with the Small Business Administration
19.5 Set-Asides for Small Business
19.6 Certificates of Competency and Determinations of Responsibility
19.7 The Small Business Subcontracting Program
19.8 Contracting with the Small Business Administration (The 8(a) Program)
19.9 Very Small Business Pilot Program
19.10 Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program
19.11 Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns
19.12 Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program
19.13 Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program
19.14 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program
Part 20-Reserved
Part 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 Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans
22.14 Employment of Workers with Disabilities
22.15 Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor
22.16 Notification of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees
Part 23-Environment, energy and water efficiency, renewable energy technologies, occupational safety, and Drug-Free Workplace
23.1 [Reserved]
23.2 Energy and Water Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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 Products and Services
23.8 Ozone-Depleting Substances
23.9 Contractor Compliance with Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
23.10 Federal Compliance with Right-to-Know Laws and Pollution Prevention Requirements
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 [Reserved]
25.4 Trade Agreements
25.5 Evaluating Foreign Offers-Supply Contracts
25.6 Trade Sanctions
25.7 Prohibited Sources
25.8 Other International Agreements and Coordination
25.9 Customs and Duties
25.10 Additional Foreign Acquisition Regulations
25.11 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
Part 26-Other Socioeconomic Programs
26.1 Indian Incentive Program
26.2 Disaster or Emergency Assistance Activities
26.3 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions

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 and Other Financial Protections
28.2 Sureties and Other Security for Bonds
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 [Reserved]
30.4 Cost Accounting Standards [Reserved]
30.5 Cost Accounting Standards for Educational Institutions [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 [Reserved]
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
32.11 Electronic Funds Transfer
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 Two-Phase Design-Build Selection Procedures
36.4 [Reserved]
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
37.5 Management Oversight of Service Contracts
37.6 Performance-Based Contracting
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 Technology
39.1 General
39.2 Electronic and Information Technology
Part 40-Reserved
Part 41-Acquisition of Utility Services
41.1 General
41.2 Acquiring Utility Services
41.3 Requests for Assistance
41.4 Administration
41.5 Solicitation Provision and Contract Clauses
41.6 Forms
41.7 Formats

Subchapter G-Contract Management

Part 42-Contract Administration and Audit Services
42.1 Contract Audit Services
42.2 Contract Administration Services
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 [Reserved]
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
42.17 Forward Pricing Rate Agreements
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, Reutilization, and Disposal
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 Text 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
Part III-Preambles Published Under the FAR System
Index