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Navigating the FAR
What Is the FAR? <ul><li>A set of guidelines for governing the acquisition process </li></ul><ul><li>Public agencies imple...
How Is the FAR Organized? <ul><li>The basic regulation is in Parts 1 through 51, each part dealing with a different subjec...
How Do I Find the FAR? <ul><li>The official FAR site is:  https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>The...
Parts You Should Know <ul><li>Part 5  – Publicizing Contract Actions </li></ul><ul><li>Part 9  – Responsibility Qualificat...
Parts You Should Know <ul><li>Part 28 – Bonds and Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Part 31 – Cost Principles </li></ul><ul><li>...
Questions <ul><li>Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion? </li></ul>Navigating the FAR
Where To Go If You Need Help <ul><li>Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center </li></ul><ul><li>127 West 5th St. at Locust <...
APAC Operation <ul><li>Statewide, serving 75 counties (21 are distressed) </li></ul><ul><li>Budget has varied from $507,25...
What We Do For Clients <ul><li>Help small businesses sell products and services to public agencies & large primes, thus ge...
The Federal Procurement Process <ul><li>Planning and Identifying the Need </li></ul><ul><li>Requisitioning the Requirement...
The Federal Procurement Process <ul><li>Preaward Debriefings (For Firms Not Within the </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive Range...
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  1. 1. Navigating the FAR
  2. 2. What Is the FAR? <ul><li>A set of guidelines for governing the acquisition process </li></ul><ul><li>Public agencies implement legislation through regulations such as the FAR. </li></ul><ul><li>The FAR combined previous Department of Defense and civilian agency procurement regulations. </li></ul>Navigating the FAR
  3. 3. How Is the FAR Organized? <ul><li>The basic regulation is in Parts 1 through 51, each part dealing with a different subject. </li></ul><ul><li>The clauses and provisions are in Part 52, each one preceded by a reference to the instruction for using it. </li></ul><ul><li>The requisite forms are in Part 53. </li></ul>Navigating the FAR
  4. 4. How Do I Find the FAR? <ul><li>The official FAR site is: https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>The GSA FAR Secretariat publishes the FAR on behalf of the 3 issuing agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>The regulation is codified in Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations. </li></ul><ul><li>The FAR is also available at </li></ul><ul><li>http://farsite.hill.af.mil </li></ul>Navigating the FAR
  5. 5. Parts You Should Know <ul><li>Part 5 – Publicizing Contract Actions </li></ul><ul><li>Part 9 – Responsibility Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Part 13 – Simplified Acquisition Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Part 14 – Sealed Bidding </li></ul><ul><li>Part 15 – Contracting by Negotiation </li></ul><ul><li>Part 16 – Types of Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Part 19 – Small Business Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Part 22 – Application of Labor Laws </li></ul>Navigating the FAR
  6. 6. Parts You Should Know <ul><li>Part 28 – Bonds and Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Part 31 – Cost Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Part 33 – Protest, Disputes, and Appeals </li></ul><ul><li>Part 52 – Solicitation Provisions and Clauses </li></ul>Navigating the FAR
  7. 7. Questions <ul><li>Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion? </li></ul>Navigating the FAR
  8. 8. Where To Go If You Need Help <ul><li>Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center </li></ul><ul><li>127 West 5th St. at Locust </li></ul><ul><li>Malvern AR 72104 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 501-337-5355 Fax 501-337-5045 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.arcommunities.org  APAC </li></ul><ul><li>“ Helping Arkansas firms serve & supply public agencies” </li></ul>Navigating the FAR
  9. 9. APAC Operation <ul><li>Statewide, serving 75 counties (21 are distressed) </li></ul><ul><li>Budget has varied from $507,253 to $1,017,632 and is currently $507,253 of which $311,122 is from DOD, and the rest is cash and in-kind match from CES. </li></ul><ul><li>Main Center is in Malvern with a small Metro Satellite office in Little Rock at CES building </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored sites may be established for workshops around the state </li></ul>Navigating the FAR
  10. 10. What We Do For Clients <ul><li>Help small businesses sell products and services to public agencies & large primes, thus generating jobs & revenues </li></ul><ul><li>Free counseling by professional consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Free bid opportunity listings from thousands of sources </li></ul><ul><li>Free technical assistance and demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Free access to drawings and specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Free seminars, workshops, and special events </li></ul><ul><li>Free bi-weekly client briefing </li></ul>Navigating the FAR
  11. 11. The Federal Procurement Process <ul><li>Planning and Identifying the Need </li></ul><ul><li>Requisitioning the Requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Set Aside Decision or Purchase From Other Government Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Public Notification and Preparation of the Solicitation </li></ul><ul><li>Issuance of the Solicitation </li></ul><ul><li>Bid/Proposal Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Receipt of Offers </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of Offers </li></ul><ul><li>Notice of Exclusion From Competitive Range </li></ul><ul><li>Preaward Debriefings (For Firms Not Within the Competitive Range) </li></ul>Navigating the FAR
  12. 12. The Federal Procurement Process <ul><li>Preaward Debriefings (For Firms Not Within the </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive Range) </li></ul><ul><li>Exchanges With Offerors/Negotiations </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal Revisions </li></ul><ul><li>Source Selection Decision </li></ul><ul><li>Award </li></ul><ul><li>Postaward Debriefings </li></ul><ul><li>Protests </li></ul>Navigating the FAR

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