The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) system is extensive and complex. Not only do we have the basic FAR regulations, but nearly every executive agency has their own FAR supplement. These include the DFARS (Defense) which we refer to often in these pages, DEARS (Energy), NFS (NASA), AGAR (Agriculture), DOLARS (Labor), DOSARS (State), GSAM (GSA) and many many more. There are about 33 FAR Supplements in total. Companies that are seeking work with a Governmental agency would do well to familiarize themselves with the particular regulations of that agency.
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