FAR

FAR

FAC Number: 2022-08
Effective Date: 10/28/2022

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Part 1 - Federal Acquisition Regulations System

      1.000 Scope of part.

      Subpart 1.1 - Purpose, Authority, Issuance

           1.101 Purpose.

           1.102 Statement of guiding principles for the Federal Acquisition System.

                1.102-1 Discussion.

                1.102-2 Performance standards.

                1.102-3 Acquisition Team.

                1.102-4 Role of the Acquisition Team.

           1.103 Authority.

           1.104 Applicability.

           1.105 Issuance.

                1.105-1 Publication and code arrangement.

                1.105-2 Arrangement of regulations.

                1.105-3 Copies.

           1.106 OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

           1.107 Certifications.

           1.108 FAR conventions.

           1.109 Statutory acquisition–related dollar thresholds-adjustment for inflation.

           1.110 Positive law codification.

      Subpart 1.2 - Administration

           1.201 Maintenance of the FAR.

                1.201-1 The two councils.

                1.201-2 FAR Secretariat.

           1.202 Agency compliance with the FAR.

      Subpart 1.3 - Agency Acquisition Regulations

           1.301 Policy.

           1.302 Limitations.

           1.303 Publication and codification.

           1.304 Agency control and compliance procedures.

      Subpart 1.4 - Deviations from the FAR

           1.400 Scope of subpart.

           1.401 Definition.

           1.402 Policy.

           1.403 Individual deviations.

           1.404 Class deviations.

           1.405 Deviations pertaining to treaties and executive agreements.

      Subpart 1.5 - Agency and Public Participation

           1.501 Solicitation of agency and public views.

                1.501-1 Definition.

                1.501-2 Opportunity for public comments.

                1.501-3 Exceptions.

           1.502 Unsolicited proposed revisions.

           1.503 Public meetings.

      Subpart 1.6 - Career Development, Contracting Authority, and Responsibilities

           1.601 General.

           1.602 Contracting officers.

                1.602-1 Authority.

                1.602-2 Responsibilities.

                1.602-3 Ratification of unauthorized commitments.

           1.603 Selection, appointment, and termination of appointment for contracting officers.

                1.603-1 General.

                1.603-2 Selection.

                1.603-3 Appointment.

                1.603-4 Termination.

           1.604 Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).

      Subpart 1.7 - Determinations and Findings

           1.700 Scope of subpart.

           1.701 Definition.

           1.702 General.

           1.703 Class determinations and findings.

           1.704 Content.

           1.705 Supersession and modification.

           1.706 Expiration.

           1.707 Signatory authority.

1.000 Scope of part.

This part sets forth basic policies and general information about the Federal Acquisition Regulations System including purpose, authority, applicability, issuance, arrangement, numbering, dissemination, implementation, supplementation, maintenance, administration, and deviation. subparts  1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 prescribe administrative procedures for maintaining the FAR System.

Part 2 - Definitions of Words and Terms

      2.000 Scope of part.

      Subpart 2.1 - Definitions

           2.101 Definitions.

      Subpart 2.2 - Definitions Clause

           2.201 Contract clause.

2.000 Scope of part.

      (a) This part-

           (1) Defines words and terms that are frequently used in the FAR;

           (2) Provides cross-references to other definitions in the FAR of the same word or term; and

           (3) Provides for the incorporation of these definitions in solicitations and contracts by reference.

      (b) Other parts, subparts, and sections of this regulation (48 CFR chapter 1) may define other words or terms and those definitions only apply to the part, subpart, or section where the word or term is defined.

Part 3 - Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest

      3.000 Scope of part.

      Subpart 3.1 - Safeguards

           3.101 Standards of conduct.

                3.101-1 General.

                3.101-2 Solicitation and acceptance of gratuities by Government personnel.

                3.101-3 Agency regulations.

           3.102 [Reserved]

           3.103 Independent pricing.

                3.103-1 Solicitation provision.

                3.103-2 Evaluating the certification.

                3.103-3 The need for further certifications.

           3.104 Procurement integrity.

                3.104-1 Definitions.

                3.104-2 General.

                3.104-3 Statutory and related prohibitions, restrictions, and requirements.

                3.104-4 Disclosure, protection, and marking of contractor bid or proposal information and source selection information.

                3.104-5 Disqualification.

                3.104-6 Ethics advisory opinions regarding prohibitions on a former official’s acceptance of compensation from a contractor.

                3.104-7 Violations or possible violations.

                3.104-8 Criminal and civil penalties, and further administrative remedies.

                3.104-9 Contract clauses.

      Subpart 3.2 - Contractor Gratuities to Government Personnel

           3.201 Applicability.

           3.202 Contract clause.

           3.203 Reporting suspected violations of the Gratuities clause.

           3.204 Treatment of violations.

      Subpart 3.3 - Reports of Suspected Antitrust Violations

           3.301 General.

           3.302 Definitions.

           3.303 Reporting suspected antitrust violations.

      Subpart 3.4 - Contingent Fees

           3.400 Scope of subpart.

           3.401 Definitions.

           3.402 Statutory requirements.

           3.403 Applicability.

           3.404 Contract clause.

           3.405 Misrepresentations or violations of the Covenant Against Contingent Fees.

           3.406 Records.

      Subpart 3.5 - Other Improper Business Practices

           3.501 Buying-in.

                3.501-1 Definition.

                3.501-2 General.

           3.502 Subcontractor kickbacks.

                3.502-1 Definitions.

                3.502-2 Subcontractor kickbacks.

                3.502-3 Contract clause.

           3.503 Unreasonable restrictions on subcontractor sales.

                3.503-1 Policy.

                3.503-2 Contract clause.

      Subpart 3.6 - Contracts with Government Employees or Organizations Owned or Controlled by Them

           3.601 Policy.

           3.602 Exceptions.

           3.603 Responsibilities of the contracting officer.

      Subpart 3.7 - Voiding and Rescinding Contracts

           3.700 Scope of subpart.

           3.701 Purpose.

           3.702 Definition.

           3.703 Authority.

           3.704 Policy.

           3.705 Procedures.

      Subpart 3.8 - Limitations on the Payment of Funds to Influence Federal Transactions

           3.800 Scope of subpart.

           3.801 Definitions.

           3.802 Statutory prohibition and requirement.

           3.803 Exceptions.

           3.804 Policy.

           3.805 Exemption.

           3.806 Processing suspected violations.

           3.807 Civil penalties.

           3.808 Solicitation provision and contract clause.

      Subpart 3.9 - Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees

           3.900 Scope of subpart.

           3.901 Definitions.

           3.902 [Reserved]

           3.903 Policy.

           3.904 Procedures for filing complaints.

           3.905 Procedures for investigating complaints.

           3.906 Remedies.

           3.907 Whistleblower Protections Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act).

                3.907-1 Definitions.

                3.907-2 Policy.

                3.907-3 Procedures for filing complaints.

                3.907-4 Procedures for investigating complaints.

                3.907-5 Access to investigative file of Inspector General.

                3.907-6 Remedies and enforcement authority.

                3.907-7 Contract clause.

           3.908 Pilot program for enhancement of contractor employee whistleblower protections.

                3.908-1 Scope of section.

                3.908-2 Definitions.

                3.908-3 Policy.

                3.908-4 Filing complaints.

                3.908-5 Procedures for investigating complaints.

                3.908-6 Remedies.

                3.908-7 Enforcement of orders.

                3.908-8 Classified information.

                3.908-9 Contract clause.

           3.909 Prohibition on providing funds to an entity that requires certain internal confidentiality agreements or statements.

                3.909-1 Prohibition.

                3.909-2 Representation by the offeror.

                3.909-3 Solicitation provision and contract clause.

      Subpart 3.10 - Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

           3.1000 Scope of subpart.

           3.1001 Definitions.

           3.1002 Policy.

           3.1003 Requirements.

           3.1004 Contract clauses.

      Subpart 3.11 - Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest for Contractor Employees Performing Acquisition Functions

           3.1100 Scope of subpart.

           3.1101 Definitions.

           3.1102 Policy.

           3.1103 Procedures.

           3.1104 Mitigation or waiver.

           3.1105 Violations.

           3.1106 Contract clause.

3.000 Scope of part.

This part prescribes policies and procedures for avoiding improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest and for dealing with their apparent or actual occurrence.

Part 4 - Administrative and Information Matters

      4.000 Scope of part.

      4.001 Definitions.

      Subpart 4.1 - Contract Execution

           4.101 Contracting officer’s signature.

           4.102 Contractor’s signature.

           4.103 Contract clause.

      Subpart 4.2 - Contract Distribution

           4.201 Procedures.

           4.202 Agency distribution requirements.

           4.203 Taxpayer identification information.

      Subpart 4.3 - Paper Documents

           4.300 Scope of subpart.

           4.301 Definition.

           4.302 Policy.

           4.303 Contract clause.

      Subpart 4.4 - Safeguarding Classified Information Within Industry

           4.401 [Reserved]

           4.402 General.

           4.403 Responsibilities of contracting officers.

           4.404 Contract clause.

      Subpart 4.5 - Electronic Commerce in Contracting

           4.500 Scope of subpart.

           4.501 [Reserved]

           4.502 Policy.

      Subpart 4.6 - Contract Reporting

           4.600 Scope of subpart.

           4.601 Definitions.

           4.602 General.

           4.603 Policy.

           4.604 Responsibilities.

           4.605 Procedures.

           4.606 Reporting Data.

           4.607 Solicitation provisions and contract clause.

      Subpart 4.7 - Contractor Records Retention

           4.700 Scope of subpart.

           4.701 Purpose.

           4.702 Applicability.

           4.703 Policy.

           4.704 Calculation of retention periods.

           4.705 Specific retention periods.

                4.705-1 Financial and cost accounting records.

                4.705-2 Pay administration records.

                4.705-3 Acquisition and supply records.

      Subpart 4.8 - Government Contract Files

           4.800 Scope of subpart.

           4.801 General.

           4.802 Contract files.

           4.803 Contents of contract files.

           4.804 Closeout of contract files.

                4.804-1 Closeout by the office administering the contract.

                4.804-2 Closeout of the contracting office files if another office administers the contract.

                4.804-3 Closeout of paying office contract files.

                4.804-4 Physically completed contracts.

                4.804-5 Procedures for closing out contract files.

           4.805 Storage, handling, and contract files.

      Subpart 4.9 - Taxpayer Identification Number Information

           4.900 Scope of subpart.

           4.901 Definition.

           4.902 General.

           4.903 Reporting contract information to the IRS.

           4.904 Reporting payment information to the IRS.

           4.905 Solicitation provision.

      Subpart 4.10 - Uniform Use of Line Items

           4.1000 Scope.

           4.1001 Policy.

           4.1002 Applicability.

           4.1003 Establishing line items.

           4.1004 Establishing subline items.

           4.1005 Data elements for line items and subline items.

                4.1005-1 Required data elements.

                4.1005-2 Exceptions.

           4.1006 Modifications.

           4.1007 Solicitation alternative line item proposal.

           4.1008 Solicitation provision.

      Subpart 4.11 - System for Award Management

           4.1100 Scope.

           4.1101 Definition.

           4.1102 Policy.

           4.1103 Procedures.

           4.1104 Disaster Response Registry.

           4.1105 Solicitation provision and contract clauses.

      Subpart 4.12 - Representations and Certifications

           4.1200 Scope.

           4.1201 Policy.

           4.1202 Solicitation provision and contract clause.

      Subpart 4.13 - Personal Identity Verification

           4.1300 Scope of subpart.

           4.1301 Policy.

           4.1302 Acquisition of approved products and services for personal identity verification.

           4.1303 Contract clause.

      Subpart 4.14 - Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards

           4.1400 Scope of subpart.

           4.1401 Applicability.

           4.1402 Procedures.

           4.1403 Contract clause.

      Subpart 4.15 - [Reserved]

           4.1500 [Reserved]

           4.1501 [Reserved]

           4.1502 [Reserved]

      Subpart 4.16 - Unique Procurement Instrument Identifiers

           4.1600 Scope of subpart.

           4.1601 Policy.

           4.1602 Identifying the PIID and supplementary PIID.

           4.1603 Procedures.

      Subpart 4.17 - Service Contracts Inventory

           4.1700 Scope of subpart.

           4.1701 Definitions.

           4.1702 Applicability.

           4.1703 Reporting requirements.

           4.1704 Contracting officer responsibilities.

           4.1705 Contract clauses.

      Subpart 4.18 - Commercial and Government Entity Code

           4.1800 Scope of subpart.

           4.1801 Definitions.

           4.1802 Policy.

           4.1803 Verifying CAGE codes prior to award.

           4.1804 Solicitation provisions and contract clause.

      Subpart 4.19 - Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems

           4.1901 Definitions.

           4.1902 Applicability.

           4.1903 Contract clause.

      Subpart 4.20 Prohibition on Contracting for Hardware, Software, and Services Developed or Provided by Kaspersky Lab

           4.2001 Definitions.

           4.2002 Prohibition.

           4.2003 Notification.

           4.2004 Contract clause.

      Subpart 4.21 Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment

           4.2100 Scope of part.

           4.2101 Definitions.

           4.2102 Prohibition.

           4.2103 Procedures.

           4.2104 Waivers.

           4.2105 Solicitation provisions and contract clause.

4.000 Scope of part.

This part prescribes policies and procedures relating to the administrative aspects of contract execution, contractor-submitted paper documents, distribution, reporting, retention, and files.

4.001 Definitions.

As used in this part-

Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID) means the Government-unique identifier for each solicitation, contract, agreement, or order. For example, an agency may use as its PIID for procurement actions, such as delivery and task orders or basic ordering agreements, the order or agreement number in conjunction with the contract number (see 4.1602).

Supplementary procurement instrument identifier means the non-unique identifier for a procurement action that is used in conjunction with the Government-unique identifier. For example, an agency may use as its PIID for an amended solicitation, the Government-unique identifier for a solicitation number (e.g., N0002309R0009) in conjunction with a non-unique amendment number (e.g., 0001). The non-unique amendment number represents the supplementary PIID.

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