The Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAR Part 15- Contracting by Negotiation

FAR Part 15 is one of the most widely used parts of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.   It governs negotiated procurements and allows the government to negotiate with offerors before making an award. Generally, the government will create the Request for Proposals (RFP) and note which contractors will be eligible to submit proposals to the...
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FAR Part 8- Required Sources of Supplies and Services and GSA Schedule Contracts

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 8 “deals with required sources of supplies and services for use by the Government.”  There the FAR directs that Government agencies “shall satisfy requirements for supplies and services from or through the mandatory government sources and publications” listed below in descending order of priority: (1) inventory from the ordering...
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FAR Part 12- Acquisition of Commercial Items

FAR Part 12 creates streamlined procedures that the Government can use to procure supplies and services that constitute a “commercial item” under 48 CFR § 2.101. FAR Part 12 implements the preference for the acquisition of commercial items contained in Title VIII of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355). The...
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