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Introduction to the FAR

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Session Schedule Location Tuition Status
Feb 13 - Feb 15, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $1049 O
May 08 - May 10, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $1049 O
Jul 24 - Jul 26, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Denver , CO $1049 O
Aug 21 - Aug 23, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $1049 O
Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
San Diego , CA $1049 O
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Course overview

Receive a basic understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency supplements as a complete regulatory system. A framework of the design of the FAR is developed throughout the course to emphasize how to use the regulation in the ordinary course of daily contracting and program functions.

Receive a copy of the FAR and learn how to use it as well as how to keep up-to-date on all FAR changes. Complexity is made understandable in this course. The FAR is used for hands-on problem-solving exercises which emphasize critical analytical thinking to achieve the best business decisions based on the correct regulatory application.

Who should attend?

Personnel of any organization that utilizes the FAR, including: contracting officers, contract specialists, contracting officer's representatives (CORs), general counsel, agency program officials, federal contractors and subcontractors, program managers, and technical and logistical personnel.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain a basic understanding of the FAR and its agency supplements as a body of knowledge system
  • Learn the structure and interrelationships of the FAR Parts and how to use this understanding to solve acquisition problems
  • Learn the salient points of all 53 Parts of the FAR
  • Use the FAR for critical analysis

Course outline

Day one of three

  • Course Welcome, Overview and Introductions
  • The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) System
    • Sources of Authority and Purpose
    • Agency Regulations as Part of the FAR System
    • Creating and Utilizing the Regulations
    • FAR Definitions and Clause and Form Applicability
    • Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest
    • Administrative Matters for Acquisition Organizations
  • Acquisition Planning
    • Planning for Competition
    • Documenting Acquisition Plans and Publicizing Contract Actions
    • Market Research and Describing Agency Needs
    • Planning for Contractor Qualifications
    • Planning for Commercial Items and Screening Required Sources
Day two of three

  • Contracting Methods and Contract Types
    • Simplified Acquisition Procedures  
    • Sealed Bidding
    • Contracting by Negotiation
    • Types of Contracts
    • Special Contracting Methods and Emergency Acquisitions
  • Socioeconomic Programs  
    • Small Business Programs
    • Labor Laws for Federal Acquisitions
    • Environmental, Energy and Water Considerations
    • Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information
    • Foreign Acquisition  and Other Socioeconomic Programs
  • General Contracting Requirements
    • Patents, Data, and Copyrights
    • Bonds and Interest
    • Taxes
    • Cost Accounting Standards Administration
    • Contract Cost Principles and Procedures
    • Contract Financing
    • Protests, Disputes, and Appeals

Day three of three

  • Special Categories of Contracting
    • Major System Acquisition
    • Research and Development Contracting
    • Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts
    • Service Contracting
    • Federal Supply Schedule Contracting
    • Acquisition of Information Technology
    • Acquisition of Utility Services 
  • Contract Management
    • Contract Administration and Audit Services
    • Contract Modifications
    • Subcontracting Policies and Procedures
    • Government Property
    • Quality Assurance
    • Transportation
    • Value Engineering
    • Termination of Contracts
    • Extraordinary Contractual Actions
    • Use of Government Sources by Contractors
  • Course Summary and Closing


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