Hello and thank you for joining us for our first four Episodes of Fun with the FAR Season 10!
Our next session will cover: Part 8 (Required Sources of Supplies and Services), Part 38 (Federal Supply Schedule Contracting), Part 39 (Acquisition Information Technology) and Part 51 (Use of Government Sources by Contractors).

As we prepare for our fifth episode of Season 10, here are a few FAR Facts for us to think about:

  • FAR Part 8 sets out the priorities for use of certain mandatory sources, such as the Federal Prisons Industry (FPI) and the AbilityOne Program. FAR 8.002.
  • Under certain circumstances, a Government buyer may add items to an FSS order that is not offered under a contractors FSS contract. FAR 8.402(f). These items are commonly known as an “Open Market” items.
  • FAR 8.405-3(a)(3) states that preference should be given to establish multiple-award BPAs rather than single-award BPAs.