Hello and thank you for joining us for Episode 6 of Fun with the FAR Season 11!
In our next session, we will cover FAR Parts 12 (Acquisition of Commercial Products and Commercial Services) and 13 (Simplified Acquisition Procedures).

As we prepare for our 7th episode of Season 11, here are a few FAR Facts for us to think about:

  • Contracting officers should use standard form 1449 in acquisitions for commercial products or commercial services. FAR 12.204(a)(1).
  • Contracting officers should evaluate past performance in a commercial product or commercial service procurement, but it is not mandatory. FAR 12.206
  • Contracting officers are permitted to tailor some of the standard FAR Part 12 terms and conditions of a commercial contract set forth at FAR 52.212-4 to meet standard commercial buying practices. FAR 12.302. Note, however, that there are several mandatory terms that cannot be removed or modified (e.g., assignments, disputes, payment, invoice, other compliances, compliance with laws unique to Government contracts, and unauthorized obligations). FAR 12.302(b).
  • COs are not required to request individual quotations for each Instead, the CO can use “standing quotes.” FAR 13.103.
  • Use of an SF 44 is the most common way the Government issues “purchase orders” under FAR Part 13. FAR 13.306.