March Workshop – FAR Essentials

“FAR Essentials” is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) that presents the essential topics from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)—the source of the uniform policies and procedures for acquisition by all U.S. federal government agencies. This seminar will explore in-depth the 28 essential topics of the FAR to be mastered by government and industry contract management professionals.

These essential topics are organized under the following major headings:


  • FARSystem
  • Dollar Thresholds
  • Title of Procurement Acts
  • Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest
  • Administrative Matters

Acquisition Planning  

  • Publicizing Contract Actions
  • Competition Requirements
  • Acquisition Planning
  • Contractor Qualifications

Contracting Methods and Types

  • Acquisition of Commercial Items
  • Simplified Acquisition Procedures
  • Sealed Bidding
  • Contracting by Negotiation
  • Types of Contracts

Socioeconomic Programs

  • Small Business Programs
  • Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisition
  • Environment

General Contracting Requirements    

  • Patents, Data Rights and Copyrights
  • Cost Accounting Standards Administration
  • Contract Cost Principles and Procedures
  • Contract Financing
  • Protests, Disputes, and Appeals

Contract Management           

  • Contract Administration and Audit Services
  • Contract Modifications
  • Subcontracting Policies and Procedures
  • Government Property
  • Quality Assurance
  • Termination of Contracts


Register at: