Season 10: Episode 1 “FAR Facts”

Hello and welcome back to FUN with the FAR! This is our 10th Season of this series, and we are happy to have you all joining us. Every week preceding our FWTF program, we will post a couple of “FAR Facts” to get you prepared for the upcoming session.
Our first session will cover FAR Part 1 & FAR Part 2: Part 1 (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and Part 2 (Definitions and Works & Terms).
To kick off our first session, here are a few FAR Facts that will be covered in Episode 1:

  • The FAR is issued as Chapter 1 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
  • The current and prior versions of the FAR can be found online at www.acquisition.gov
  • The Federal Acquisition Team goes beyond government contract professionals. It also includes end user customers and contractors who market and sell supplies and services to the Government. FAR 1.102(c).
  • Agency supplemental acquisition regulations may not (i) be duplicative or, (ii) unless required by law, be inconsistent with the FAR. FAR 1.304(b)(1)-(2).
  • A Class determination and finding (“D&F”) must always contain an expiration date. FAR 1.706.
  • Contractors should NOT only rely upon FAR 2.101 when determining the definition of words included in a solicitation or contract. Definitions of words that are different from those set forth at FAR 2.101 may be set forth in the body of the solicitation or in another section of the FAR. FAR 52.202-1(a) and (c).
  • The word “should” as defined in FAR 2.101 means an “expected course of action or policy” and is not considered an “imperative.” FAR 2.101.

We look forward to you joining us for Episode 1, which will cover FAR Part 1 & FAR Part 2!
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