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Part Number: 2101

Life Insurance Federal Acquisition Regulations

Subpart 2101.1 - Purpose, Authority, Issuance

2101.101 Purpose.

(a) This subpart establishes Chapter 21, Office of Personnel Management Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Federal Acquisition Regulation, within title 48, the Federal Acquisition Regulations System, of the Code of Federal Regulations. The short title of this regulation shall be LIFAR.

(b) The purpose of the LIFAR is to implement and supplement the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) specifically for acquiring and administering a contract, or contracts, for life insurance under the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program.

2101.102 Authority.

(a) The LIFAR is issued by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management in accordance with the authority of 5 U.S.C. Chapter 87 and other applicable laws and regulations.

(b) The LIFAR does not replace or incorporate regulations found at 5 CFR part 870, which provide the substantive policy guidance for administration of the FEGLI Program under 5 U.S.C. chapter 87. The following is the order of precedence in interpreting a contract provision under the FEGLI Program:

(1) 5 U.S.C. chapter 87.

(2) 5 CFR part 870.

(3) 48 CFR chapters 1 and 21.

(4) The FEGLI Program contract.

2101.103 Applicability.

The FAR is generally applicable to contracts negotiated in the FEGLI Program pursuant to 5 U.S.C. chapter 87. The LIFAR implements and supplements the FAR where necessary to identify basic and significant acquisition policies unique to the FEGLI Program.

2101.104 Issuance.

2101.104-1 Publication and code arrangement.

(a) The LIFAR and its subsequent changes are published in:

(1) Daily issues of the Federal Register; and

(2) The Code of Federal Regulations, in cumulative form.

(b) The LIFAR is issued as chapter 21 of title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

2101.104-2 Arrangement of regulations.

(a) General. The LIFAR conforms with the arrangement and numbering system prescribed by FAR 1.104 and 1.303. However, when a FAR part or subpart is adequate for use without further OPM implementation or supplementation, there will be no corresponding LIFAR part, subpart, etc. The LIFAR is to be used in conjunction with the FAR and the order for use is:

(1) FAR;

(2) LIFAR.

(b) Citation.

(1) In formal documents, such as legal briefs, citation of Chapter 21 material that has been published in the Federal Register will be to title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(2) In informal documents, any section of chapter 21 may be identified as “LIFAR” followed by the section number.