Introduction to the Federal Acquisition Regulation

taught by Bennie Gonzales

Course description

While the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) can be an intimidating document, understanding how to navigate and interpret this document is important if you are intent on competing in the federal arena. 

The FAR is the rule book written for and used by federal agencies when planning, developing, soliciting, awarding, administering and ultimately closing out of contracts.  Although not written for you, the FAR guides and directs federal agencies in performance of their duties which will clearly affect you as a competitor or contractor.   

The central focus of this course is to explore key FAR parts so you may better understand and appreciate how they may affect you during competitive and performance phases of an acquisition.  

In addition, it may surprise you to learn the FAR is not the single-most document used by the federal acquisition workforce during the procurement process. You will learn about other documents used in conjunction with the FAR and the role they play in the solicitation, award and performance of a contract.     

What you will learn in this course:

  • How the FAR is organized and how it is used by the federal acquisition workforce

  • Terms and definitions and available resources to increase your knowledge of federal contacting 

  • The effect specific FAR parts have on competing and being awarded a contract

  • How to navigate the FAR to find elusive information

  • The value of other information not found in FAR and how it is used in conjunction with the FAR

  • How to research the FAR 

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Instructor

Bennie Gonzales
Bennie Gonzales

 


Reviews (1)

Fantastic introduction into the FAR!

by Tina Taylor, PTAC Counselor
This course is a fantastic introduction into the FAR and increases the viewers awareness that the FAR is not all inclusive of every rule and regulation in government contracting. Mr. Gonzales informs the viewer on how to find the supplements that go along with the FAR and offers many other golden nuggets of wisdom. I enjoyed the course and look forward to taking others!

Fantastic introduction into the FAR!

by Tina Taylor, PTAC Counselor
This course is a fantastic introduction into the FAR and increases the viewers awareness that the FAR is not all inclusive of every rule and regulation in government contracting. Mr. Gonzales informs the viewer on how to find the supplements that go along with the FAR and offers many other golden nuggets of wisdom. I enjoyed the course and look forward to taking others!