Season 11: Episode 2: FAR Facts

Hello and thank you for joining us for Episode 2 of Fun with the FAR Season 11! On our next session we will cover: FAR Part 3 (Improper Business and Personal Conflicts of Interest)! As we prepare for our 2nd episode of Season 11, here are a few FAR Facts for us to think about:

  • Simply requesting a gift, gratuity, or anything of monetary value from a contractor who has or is seeking “Government business” with the employee’s agency will constitute a violation of the FAR’s gift regulations. FAR 3.101-2.
  • As a general rule, contractors should not disclose proprietary pricing information to other offerors/competitors during a federal acquisition. FAR 3.103 and FAR 52.203-2.
  • The person signing a contractor’s Certificate of Independent Pricing must be the person within the contractor’s organization who is “responsible for determining the prices being offered.” FAR 52.203- 2(b)(1).
  • The Anti-Kickback Act is a special “bribery” statute that involves a subcontractor giving “something of monetary value” to a prime contractor for the purpose of receiving “favorable treatment” in connection with a federal government prime contract.
  • Small businesses are explicitly exempt from having to establish a “Business ethics awareness and compliance program and internal control system.” FAR 52.203-13(c).The current and prior versions of the FAR can be found online at

We look forward to you joining us for our Episode 1 FAR Facts, Included here is the link to our Fun with the FAR program:

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