Federal Acquisition Regulation
Part 52 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
52.000 Scope of part.
(a) Gives instructions for using provisions and clauses in solicitations and/or contracts;
(b) Sets forth the solicitation provisions and contract clauses prescribed by this regulation; and
(c) Presents a matrix listing the FAR provisions and clauses applicable to each principal contract type and/or purpose (e.g., fixed-price supply, cost-reimbursement research and development).
Part 53 - Forms
53.000 Scope of part.
(a) Prescribes standard forms (SF’s) and references optional forms (OF’s) and agency-prescribed forms for use in acquisition; and
(b) Contains requirements and information generally applicable to the forms.
Exception, as used in this part, means an approved departure from the established design, content, printing specifications, or conditions for use of any standard form.