A. To subscribe for FAR News, go to the following link https://www.acquisition.gov/Far_Resources. Click the Acquisition News link and subscribe.
A. The Federal Government no longer produces a hard copy of the FAR. By the time they are printed, the FAR has already changed multiple times. The FAR is only produced in a paper copy by 3rd party vendors (see https://goo.gl/FdLeK8).
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A. For instruction on how to download the FAR and GASR on any device can be found at https://www.acquisition.gov/mobileaccess
A. Instructions on how to search the current FAR and GSAM regulation can be found at https://youtu.be/gZtof1wm46w?list=PLvdwyPgXnxxXSQjPPqb4MzYLsrDNKNJt3
A. Instructions on how to search the FAR and GSAM archives can be found at https://youtu.be/TSp-ejRmEAI?list=PLvdwyPgXnxxXSQjPPqb4MzYLsrDNKNJt3
A. For all questions related to SAM and CCR please contact their help desk at https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/home.do
A. The FAR is the primary regulation for use by all Federal Executive agencies in their acquisition of supplies and services with appropriated funds. It became effective on April 1, 1984, and is issued within applicable laws under the joint authorities of the Administrator of General Services, the Secretary of Defense, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, under the broad policy guidelines of the Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget.
A. The GSAM includes internal agency acquisition policy and incorporates the GSAR which is a supplement to the FAR. The GSAR material is shaded in grey. The shading helps users to distinguish and identify those parts that are regulatory from those that apply internally to GSA.
A. For more information about FAR subchapters and parts see FAR 1.105-2 Arrangement of regulations.