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Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Overview

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May 28—29
2 days
Tysons, Virginia, United States
USD 909
USD 454 per day
Oct 15—16
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 909
USD 454 per day




Understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the document that governs the Federal acquisition process, is critical to the success of Federal contracting personnel. You will learn to navigate the FAR, gain familiarity with the structure and content, and understand the FAR system and its underlying basis.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the origins of the FAR and its layout
  • Describe its application to federal procurements
  • Locate pertinent information
  • Maintain a loose-leaf FAR

Course Topics

Introduction to the Federal Acquistion Regulations System

  • History and Development of the FAR
  • FAR System

Structure and Format of the FAR

Part-by-Part Tour of the FAR

  • Subchapter A - General
  • Subchapter B - Competition and 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

Who should attend

This course is designed for Federal contracting and technical personnel, as well as government contractors, subcontractors, and others, interested in obtaining a fundamental knowledge of the FAR.