General Structure and Subparts


Subchapter A—General

Part 501—General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation System

501.1 Purpose, Authority, Issuance

501.4 Deviations from the FAR and GSAR

501.6 Career Development, Contracting Authority, and Responsibilities

501.7 Determinations and Findings

Appendix 501A [Reserved]

Part 502—Definitions of Words and Terms

502.1 Definitions

Part 503—Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest

503.1 Safeguards

503.2 Contractor Gratuities to Government Personnel

503.3 Reports of Suspected Antitrust Violations

503.4 Contingent Fees

503.5 Other Improper Business Practices

503.7 Voiding and Rescinding Contracts

503.8 Limitation on the Payment of Funds to Influence Federal Transactions

503.10 Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

Part 504—Administrative Matters

504.1 Contract Execution

504.2 Contract Distribution

504.4 Safeguarding Classified Information Within Industry

504.5 Electronic Commerce in Contracting

504.6 Contract Reporting

504.8 Government Contract Files

504.9 Taxpayer Identification Number Information

504.11 System for Award Management

504.13 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel

504.70 [Reserved]

Subchapter B—Competition and Acquisition Planning

Part 505—Publicizing Contract Actions

505.1 Dissemination of Information

505.2 Synopses of Proposed Contract Actions

505.3 Synopses of Contract Awards

505.4 Release of Information

505.5 Paid Advertisements

Part 506—Competition Requirements

506.2 Full and Open Competition After Exclusion of Sources

506.3 Other than Full and Open Competition

506.5 Competition Advocates

Part 507—Acquisition Planning

507.1 Acquisition Plans

507.5 Inherently Governmental Functions

507.70 Additional Requirements for Purchases in Support of National Security Systems involving Weapons Systems

Part 508—Required Sources of Supplies And Services

508.4 Federal Supply Schedules

508.6 Acquisition from Federal Prison Industries, Inc.

508.7 Acquisition from Nonprofit Agencies Employing People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

508.8 Acquisition of Printing and Related Supplies

Part 509—Contractor Qualifications

509.1 Responsible Prospective Contractors

509.3 First Article Testing and Approval

509.4 Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility

509.5 Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest

Part 510—Market Research

Part 511—Describing Agency Needs

511.1 Selecting and Developing Requirements Documents

511.2 Using and Maintaining Requirements Documents

511.4 Delivery or Performance Schedules

511.5 Liquidated Damages

511.6 Priorities and Allocations

Part 512—Acquisition of Commercial Items

512.2 Special Requirements for the Acquisition of Commercial Items

512.3 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items

Subchapter C—Contracting Methods and Contract Types

Part 513—Simplified Acquisition Procedures

513.1 Procedures

513.2 Actions At or Below the Micro-Purchase Threshold

513.3 Simplified Acquisition Methods

513.4 Fast Payment Procedure

Part 514—Sealed Bidding

514.2 Solicitation of Bids

514.3 Submission of Bids

514.4 Opening of Bids and Award of Contract

Part 515—Contracting by Negotiation

515.2 Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals and Information

515.3 Source Selection

515.4 Contract Pricing

515.6 Unsolicited Proposals

Part 516—Types of Contracts

516.2 Fixed Price Contracts

516.4 Incentive Contracts

516.5 Indefinite-Delivery Contracts

516.6 Time-and-Materials, Labor-Hour, and Letter Contracts

Part 517—Special Contracting Methods

517.1 Multi-year Contracting

517.2 Options

517.5 Interagency Acquisitions

Part 518—[Reserved]

Subchapter D—Socioeconomic Programs

Part 519—Small Business Programs

519.2 Policies

519.3 Determination of Small Business Status for Small Business Programs

519.4 Cooperation With the Small Business Administration

519.5 Set-asides for Small Business

519.6 Certificates of Competency and Determinations of Responsibility

519.7 The Small Business Subcontracting Program

519.8 Contracting With the Small Business Administration (The 8(a) Program)

519.10 [Reserved]

519.11 [Reserved]

519.12 Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program

519.13 [Reserved]

519.14 [Reserved]

Part 520—[Reserved]

Part 521—[Reserved]

Part 522—Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions

522.1 Basic Labor Policies

522.3 Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act

522.4 Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction

522.6 Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act

522.8 Equal Employment Opportunity

522.10 Service Contract Labor Standards

522.13 Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans

522.14 Employment of Workers With Disabilities

522.15 Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor

Part 523—Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace

523.1 Sustainable Acquisition Policy

523.3 Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data

523.4 Use of Recovered Materials and Biobased Products

Appendix 523A [Removed]

Appendix 523B [Removed]

Appendix 523C [Removed]

Appendix 523D [Removed]

Part 524—Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information

524.1 Protection of Individual Privacy

524.2 Freedom of Information Act

Part 525—Foreign Acquisition

525.1 Buy American Act—Supplies

525.2 Buy American Act—Construction Materials

525.10 Additional Foreign Acquisition Regulations

Part 526—Other Socioeconomic Programs [Reserved]

Subchapter E—General Contracting Requirements

Part 527—Patents, Data, and Copyrights

527.4 Rights in Data and Copyrights

Part 528—Bonds and Insurance

528.1 Bonds and Other Financial Protections

528.2 Sureties and Other Security for Bonds

528.3 Insurance

Part 529—Taxes

529.1 General

529.3 State and Local Taxes

529.4 Contract Clauses

Part 530—Cost Accounting Standards Administration

530.2 Subpart 530.2 CAS Program Requirements

Part 531—Contract Cost Principles and Procedures

531.1 Applicability

Part 532—Contract Financing

532.1 Non-Commercial Item Purchase Financing

532.4 Advance Payments for Non-Commercial Items

532.5 Progress Payments Based on Costs

532.6 Contract Debts

532.7 Contract Funding

532.8 Assignment of Claims

532.9 Prompt Payment

532.11 Electronic Funds Transfer

532.70 Authorizing Payment by Government Charge Card

532.71 [Reserved]

532.72 Payments Under Contracts Subject to Audit

Part 533—Protests, Disputes, and Appeals

533.1 Protests

533.2 Disputes and Appeals

Subchapter F—Special Categories of Contracting

Part 534—Major System Acquisition

534.2 Earned Value Management Systems.

Part 535—Research and Development Contracting [Reserved]

Part 536—Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts

536.1 General

536.2 Special Aspects of Contracting for Construction

536.5 Contract Clauses

536.6 Architect-Engineer Services

Part 537—Service Contracting

537.1 Service Contracts—General

537.2 Advisory and Assistance Services

537.6 Performance-based Acquisition

Part 538—Federal Supply Schedule Contracting

538.2 Establishing and Administering Federal Supply Schedules

538.3 Order-level Materials

538.70 Purchasing by Non-Federal Entities

538.71 [Reserved]

538.72 Order-level Materials

Part 539—Acquisition of Information Technology

539.1 General

539.70 Additional Requirements for Purchases Not in Support of National Security Systems

Part 540—[Reserved]

Part 541—Acquisition of Utility Services

541.1 General

541.2 Acquiring Utility Services

541.4 Administration

541.5 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

Subchapter G—Contract Management

Part 542—Contract Administration and Audit Services

542.1 Contract Audit Services

542.2 Contract Administration Services

542.3 Contract Administration Office Functions

542.11 Production Surveillance and Reporting

542.12 Novation and Change-of-Name Agreements

542.15 Contractor Performance Information

542.70 Audit of Contractor’s Records

Part 543—Contract Modifications

543.1 General

543.2 Change Orders

Part 544—Subcontracting Policies and Procedures [Reserved]

Part 545—Government Property [Reserved]

Part 546—Quality Assurance

546.3 Contract Clauses

546.7 Warranties

Part 547—[Reserved]

Part 548—Value Engineering

548.1 Policies and Procedures

Part 549—Termination of Contracts

549.1 General Principles

549.4 Termination for Default

549.5 [Reserved]

Part 550—Extraordinary Contractual Actions

Part 551—Use of Government Sources by Contractors [Reserved]

Subchapter H—Clauses and Forms

Part 552—Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

552.1 Instructions for Using Provisions and Clauses

552.2 Text of Provisions and Clauses

552.3 Provision and Clause Matrixes

Part 553—Forms

553.1 General

553.3 Illustrations of Forms

Subchapter I—Special Contracting Programs

Part 570—Acquiring Leasehold Interests in Real Property

570.1 General

570.2 Simplified Lease Acquisition Procedures

570.3 Acquisition Procedures for Leasehold Interests in Real Property Over the Simplified Lease Acquisition Threshold

570.4 Special Aspects of Contracting for Continued Space Requirements

570.5 Special Aspects of Contracting for Lease Alterations

570.6 Contracting for Overtime Services and Utilities in Leases

570.7 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

570.8 Forms

Part 571—Pilot Program for Innovative Commercial Items

571.1 General

571.2 Pilot Program