FUN with the FAR℠ Season 7

26 Bi-Weekly* Sessions from October 2019 to September 2020

Covering each Part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and created to make the FAR approachable and thought provoking for contracting professionals at all levels. All sessions will be recorded and accessible as a podcast throughout the year.

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is a complex set of rules governing the federal government’s purchasing process. Its purpose is to ensure purchasing procedures are standard, consistent and conducted in a fair and impartial manner. To accomplish this, it is critical for contracting professionals in the government and private sector to have a working knowledge of the source document—the FAR. Ignorance of the rules can lead to costly and undesirable outcomes. This webinar is designed to teach government and private sector contracting professionals techniques to efficiently and effectively maneuver through the extensive number of clauses and provisions in order to select the right clauses and correct procedures applicable to their contract.

Receive a complimentary copy of the FAR Desk Reference Manual with your purchase of the entire series.


Interactive & Content Rich

  • Class will be taught through a dynamic dialogue with guests and students in a unique radio show format.
  • Instructors will be prepared to enlighten and entertain you with FUN FAR FACTS (including answers to “Do I Really Have to Do That?”) and answer your questions throughout the show.
  • No Power Points–Go straight to the source! The only material needed for this training is a copy of the FAR that we will provide as a part of this series (we want you to take notes in it along the way).


  • Attend the show in person, by Live Virtual Training or
  • Listen to the Podcast of the show anytime

Efficient & Cost Effective

  • Share the experience – schedule as a staff meeting for all to join. High Quality Low Cost Training for your TEAM!


  • Come join PCI’s most gregarious FAR guru and his frequent guests experts as they journey through the FAR in a fun and at times irreverent manner. Audience participation will be highly encouraged and generously rewarded with prizes such as Starbucks gift cards given out on every show.
Fun with the FAR Season 7 Schedule

October 16: Session 1
Part 1 (Federal Acquisition Regulation System)
Part 2 (Definitions and Words & Terms)

*October 30: Session 2
Part 3 (Improper Business and Personal Conflicts of Interest)

*November 6: Session 3
Part 5 (Publicizing Contract Actions)
Part 6 (Competition Requirements)

November 20: Session 4
Part 7 (Acquisition Planning)

December 4: Session 5
Part 8 (Required Sources of Supplies and Services)
Part 38 (Federal Supply Schedule Contracting)
Part 39 (Acquisition Information Technology)
Part 51 (Special Focus on Contractors Placing Orders under Federal Supply Schedules)

December 18: Session 6
Part 4 (Administrative Materials)
Part 24 (Protection of Privacy and Free of Information)

January 8: Session 7
Part 12 (Acquisition of Commercial Items)
Part 13 (Simplified Acquisition Procedures)

January 22: Session 8
Part 9 (Contractor Qualifications)
Part 14 (Sealed Bidding)
Review Trivia

February 5: Session 9
Part 15 (Contracting by Negotiation)

February 19: Session 10
Part 15.4 (Contract Pricing)

March 4: Session 11
Part 16 (Types of Contracts)

March 18: Session 12
Part 17 (Special Contracting Methods)
Part 18 (Emergency Acquisitions)

April 1: Session 13
Part 19 (Small Business Methods)
Part 26 (Other Socioeconomic Programs)

April 15: Session 14
Part 22 (Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions)
Part 23 (Environment, Energy, and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace)

April 29: Session 15
Part 25 (Foreign Acquisition)

May 13: Session 16
Part 27 (Patents, Data, and Copyrights)

May 27: Session 17
Part 28 (Bonds and Insurance)
Part 29 (Taxes)

June 10: Session 18
Part 30 (Cost Accounting Standards Administration
Part 31 (Contract Cost Principles and Procedures)
Part 32 (Contract Financing)

June 24: Session 19
Part 33 (Protests, Disputes, and Appeals)
Review Trivia

July 8: Session 20
Part 34 (Major System Acquisition)
Part 35 (Research and Development Contracting)

July 22: Session 21
Part 36 (Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts)
Part 37 (Service Contracting)
Part 41 (Acquisition of Utility Services)
Part 48 (Value Engineering)

August 5: Session 22
Part 42 (Contract Administration and Audit Services)
Part 43 (Contract Modification)

August 19: Session 23
Part 44 (Subcontracting Policies and Procedures)

September 2: Session 24
Part 45 (Government Property)
Part 46 (Quality Assurance)
Part 47 (Transportation)

September 16: Session 25
Part 49 (Terminations of Contracts)

September 30: Session 26
Part 50 (Extraordinary Contractual Actions and the Safety Act)
Part 51 (Use of Government Sources by Contractors)
Part 52 (Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses)
Review Trivia