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Introduction to the FAR

A 1 Day Workshop For Government Employees

This workshop introduces government employees to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Defense supplement to the FAR (DFARS), and local supplements. This course reviews the structure, major contents and topic areas of the FAR to aid in its use. The course also provides on-line references for future research.

This workshop takes you through a hands-on process of using the FAR and shows you step-by-step, how to access specific parts of the FAR to determine the regulatory requirements and the federal government way of doing business.

Topics Included in this Workshop —

  • Overview of the Federal Acquisition Regulation
    • Acquisition Process Overview
  • The Regulations and Guidance
  • FAR Organization
    • Subchapter A – General Sections
    • Subchapter B – Acquisition Planning
    • Subchapter C – Contracting Methods and Contract Types
    • Subchapter D – Socioeconomic Programs
    • Subchapter E – General Contracting Requirements
    • Subchapter F – Special Categories of Contracting
    • Subchapter G – Contract Management
    • Subchapter H – Clauses and Forms
  • Impact on Policies and Procedures
  • Part-by-Part Overview
  • Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses Matrix
  • On-Line References for Future Reference
  • Q&A
  • Lessons Learned