Fun with the FAR Part 49

1. Prime contractors are required to use guidance in FAR Part 49 to settle subcontracts terminated as a result of modification/termination of a prime contract. FAR 49.002(b). 2. A contracting officer must obtain the prior approval of his/her “contracting office” prior...

Fun with the FAR Parts 45, 46, & 47

1. As a general rule, contractors are ordinarily required to furnish all property necessary to perform Government contracts. A contractor’s inability or unwillingness to supply its own resources is not sufficient reason for the furnishing or acquisition of Government...

Fun with the FAR Part 44

1. The subcontractor consent and advance notification requirements in Subpart 44.2 are not applicable to prime contracts for commercial items acquired pursuant to Part 12. FAR 44.000. 2. When required, subcontract consent should be requested from the contracting...

Fun with the DFARS Part 225

A “Qualifying Country” is a country from a list of twelve or fifteen countries with whose ministry of defense the DoD has a bilateral agreement for defense contracting only. This list is DoD-specific and does not apply to other agencies. End products from qualifying...

Fun with the FAR Part 42

1. For contractors other than educational institutions and nonprofit organizations, the “cognizant” Federal agency normally will be the agency with the largest dollar amount of contracts, including options. FAR 42.003(a). 2. Once a Federal agency assumes cognizance...

Fun with the DFARS Parts 219, 222, & 223

The first part of Subpart 219.2 can function as a guide for small businesses working on DoD contracts for what they should expect the contracting agency to do, since it contains the standards to which the contracting agency will be held. DFARS 219.201. Because of the...