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Regulations for Departments of Agriculture; Commerce; Defense; Air Force; Army; Navy; Navy; Education; Energy; Health and Human Services; Housing and Urban Development; Homeland Security; the Interior; Justice; Labor; State; the Treasury; Transportation; and  Veterans Affairs.

Also regulations for US Agency for International Development; Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled; Defense Information Systems Agency; Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia; Army Corps of Engineers; TRICARE Management Activity; Defense Commissary Agency; Bonneville Power Administration; Coast Guard; Bureau of Land Management; Geological Survey; Federal Aviation Administration; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; General Services Administration; Government Printing Office; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Nuclear Regular Commission; Patent and Trademark Office, and Postal Service.

Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations (809 Panel).  DoD.

Clause Logic Services - Limited Exemption to Mandatory Use Policy for Clause Logic Service  (6.23)

DoD's Contract Line Item Guide (5/23)

Procure to Pay (P2P) - Improving Transparency of Procurement Spend  (9/23)

Periodic Table of Acquisition Innovations.  (FAI)

Agency Acquisition Regulations, Deviations from FAR)
(FAR 1.3 & 1.4)

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR):  Answers to Frequently Asked Questions  (CRS)

Open FAR Cases.

Issuance of Agency Deviations to Implement Executive Order 14042.  (9/30/21)  (OFPP)

Issuance of Agency Deviations to Implement Requirements Addressing the Use of Nonavailability Waivers Under E.O. 14005.  (11/15/21)  (OFPP)

Acquisition Innovation Labs & Pilot for Digital Acquisition Innovation Lab.  (3/9/16) (OFPP)

"Myth-Busting #4" - Strengthening Engagement with Industry Partners through Innovative Business Practices.  (4/30/19)  (OFPP)

Federal Acquisition Institute  (FAI)

Defense Acquisition University


DAWIA Certification & Development Guides

VA Acquisition Academy

Career Development (FAR 1.6)

Defense Contracting Workforce Development and Continuous Learning.  (10/23)

Contracting Officer Warranting Program.  (8/22)

Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C).  (5/7/14)  (OFPP)

Establishment of Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Core-Plus Specialization in Digital Services (FAC-C-DS).  (5/18/2018) (OFPP)

Increasing Efficiencies in the Training, Development, and Management of the Acquisition Workforce.  (pdf)  (9/3/13)  (OFPP)

Attracting Talent to the Acquisition Workforce.  (pdf)  (2/4/11)  (OFPP)

FAI P/PM Toolkit

FAI Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR)

Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA) -- Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM)

Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA) -- Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) Training.

Joint Appointment Module and Surveillance Performing Monitoring Module Contracting Officer’s Representative Compliance Report  (6/23)

Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)
(FAR 1.604)

OFPP Acquisition Flash 22-01: Continuous Learning (CL) Requirements.  (April 2022)  (OFPP)

Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM).  (pdf)  (12/16/13)  (OFPP)

Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR).  (pdf) (9/6/11)

FAI Project Manager's Guidebook  (11/24/15)

DoD Contracting Officer's Representative Guidebook.  (5/21) 

National Institutes of Health Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Handbook.  (January 2021)

Contingency Contracting - Defense Contingency COR Handbook and Additional COR Guidance.  (V. 2, 9/12, Addendum 1 6/19)  (DoD)

Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR).  (OFPP)  (2011) 

The Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer Technical Representatives  (pdf)  (November 26, 2007)  (OFPP)

FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions—Commercial Products and Commercial Services

Anthology of Commercial Terms and Conditions


Ogden Air Logistics Complex

Glossary of Defense Contracting Terms

Definitions of Words and Terms
(FAR Part 2)

Procurement Integrity - Department of Justice

Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. - Office of Government Ethics  (OGE)

Ethics and Procurement Integrity.  (pdf)  Office of Government Ethics  (OGE)

Institute for Ethics in Government. Selected Courses and Training Aids. (OGE)

Wifcon.com's selected Protests by:

Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest
(Part 3)


The Compliance Mentorship Program: Improving Ethics and Compliance in Small Government Contractors.




SAM System for Award Management

Federal Service Desk - fsd.gov

Whole Building Design Guide.

eBuy (GSA)

eOffer/eMod  Dun & Bradstreet - Business Directory

Dynamic Small Business Search  (very slow site)  (SBA)

Registered Identification Number Database.  (FTC)

SBA's Sub-Net.

WebFLIS - an online search system for several public segments of the USA Federal Logistics Database for codified supplies that are represented by a permanent National Stock Number (NSN).

Acquisition Gateway.  (GSA)

Government Contracting Classroom.  (SBA)  [This site provides brief online training courses for contracting officers about some SBA program]

Electronic Commerce in Contracting
(FAR 4.5)

GSA Multiple Award Schedule Ordering Guide - (Summer 2020)  (Checklist is at p. 12)




Federal Procurement Data System Next Generation 


Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Subaward Reporting System (FSRS)

Acquisition 360 Survey

Contract Reporting
(FAR 4.6)

Reducing procurement administrative lead time using modern business practices.  (1/14/21)  (OFPP)

Acquisition 360 Survey implements the OFPP memorandum "Acquisition 360--Improving the Acquisition Process through Timely Feedback from External and Internal Stakeholders".  (3/18/15)  (OFPP)

Improving Federal Procurement Data Quality - Guidance for Annual Verification and Validation.  (5/31/2011)  (OFPP)


Contract File Closeout
(FAR 4.8)

Contract Closeout Guidebook, Version 1.0 as of October 25th, 2019.  (DoD)

DCMA Go To GUIDE, Quick Closeout.  (DCMA)

Contract Closeout Directive  (NIH)


Representations and Certifications
(FAR 4.12)



SAM.gov — System for Award Management


Wifcon.com's selected Protests by:


MERX - (Canada)

buyandsell.gc.ca - (Canada)

TED - Tenders Electronic Daily - (European Union)

GeBIZ  - (Singapore)

European Defence Agency -

Publicizing Contract Actions
(FAR 5)

Guidebook for Publicizing Notices in Contract Opportunities  (Version 2)  (7/21)  (DoD
Interagency Contract Directory


Publicizing Multi-Agency Use Contracts
(FAR 5.6)


(FAR 6)

Enhancing Competition in Federal Acquisition.  (OFPP) (May 31, 2007)  (pdf)

Report of the Acquisition Advisory Panel to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the United States Congress, January 2007.  (GSA)

Section 1423 of the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003, which was enacted as part of the National
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004.

* * * * *

Federal Acquisition Council Manager’s Guide to Competitive Sourcing.  Second Edition, February 20, 2004.  (OFPP)

Effective Practices for Enhancing Competition.  (7/18, 2008)  (OFPP)

Increasing Competition and Structuring Contracts for the Best Results.  (10/27/2009)  (OFPP)

State of Competition within the Defense Industrial Base.  (2/22)  (DoD)

Wifcon.com's selected Protests by:

Contract Bundling
(FAR 7.107)

Benefit Analysis Guidebook: A Reference to Assist Department of Defense Acquisition Strategy Teams in Performing a Benefit Analysis before Bundling Contract Requirements  (!0/07)  (DoD)

Bundling Guidance.  (5/18)  (DoD)

Acquisition Planning Packages  (GSA)


Acquisition Planning
(FAR 7)

“Myth-Busting”: Addressing Misconceptions to Improve Communication with Industry during the Acquisition Process.  (2/2/11)  (OFPP)

“Myth-Busting 2”: Addressing Misconceptions and Further Improving Communication During the Acquisition Process.  (5/7/12)  (OFPP)

Commerce Acquisition Manual:  Acquisition Planning.  (8/20)  (DoC)

Acquisition Plan (AP) Template.  (7/20)  (NIH)

Market Research.  (10/22/18)  (FAI)

Ability One Procurement List

Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative

NATO Codification.

Required Sources of Supplies and Services
(FAR 8)

Strategic Acquisition Transactions:  A Guide for Using Federal Supply Schedules Contracts, Multiple Award Contracts, and Government-wide Agency Contracts.  (pdf)  (November 2010)  (Department of Energy)

Improving Acquisition through Strategic Sourcing.  (pdf)  (December 5, 2012)  (OFPP)

MAS Desk Reference  (GSA)

Vendor Support Center  (GSA's Federal Acquisition Service)

Blanket Purchase Agreements.  (GSA)

VA Federal Supply Schedule Program

GSA Advantage

Schedules Sale Query.  (GSA)

Wifcon.com's selected Protests by:

Federal Supply Schedules
(FAR 8.4)




Exclusions Program.  (Department of Health and Human Services - IG)

38 USC 8127 Debarments - (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Suspension & Debarment
(FAR 9.4)



Market Research
(FAR 10.0)

Market Research:  Gathering Information about Commercial Products and Services (12/18)  (DAU)

VA Market Research Guide for Acquisition Teams.  (8/1/19)  (VA)

Understanding Performance-Based Acquisition.  (4/22/22)  (GSA, YouTube 1 hour 5 minutes)

How To Write a Business Requirements Document (Template Included)  (4/19/22)  Wrike.  (Kat Boogaard) 

The Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool   (DAU) 

ASSIST Acquisition Streamlining and Standardization Information System. (Account Required) 

FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards Publications.  (NIST)

MEDALS — Military Engineering Data Asset Locator System  (DLA)


ANSI Webstore  (Maintained by American National Standards Institute)

Rquirements Documents
(FAR 11)

Requirements Specification Document.  (VA)  (word document)

Performance Work Statement (PWS) template.  (8/9/21)  (NIH)

Writing Performance Work Statements.  (4/16/14)  (DoD, GSA)  (PPT)

PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT (PWS) FOR Army Mountain Warfare School (AMWS) Catered Meals.  (Vermont National Guard)


Contract Line Items

Performance Work Statements: The Policymakers’ Monster—Where Is Our Theseus?

Brand Name or Equal: Without 'Equal,' It's Not Competitive.


Acquisition of Commercial Items
(FAR 12)

Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items.  (7/!9)  (DoD)


Commercial Items: Confusion In Court.

SmartPay (GSA)

Purchase Card
(FAR 13.301)


Oral Presentations. (YouTube)  (1/10/21)  (JSchaus & Associates)

Source Selection
(FAR 15.1, 2 & 3)

Department of Defense Source Selection Procedures.   (8/20/22)  (Department of Defense)

Source Selection Guide.  (6/17)  (VA)

Request for Proposal (RFP) and Evaluation Information.  (NASA)

Source Selection Plan (SSP) Template.  (Marines)

Source Selection Plan Guidance and Template (pdf)  (USAID)


A Primer On Source Selection Planning:  Evaluation Factors And Rating Methods.



Price, Cost and Finance - Pricing Tools

Contract Pricing
(FAR 15.4)

Contract Pricing Reference Guides  (DAU)

Developing an Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) for a Performance Evaluation  (pdf)  (9/2/16)  (USAID)

GSA's Public Building Service Pricing Desk Guide, 5th Edition.  (11/16/19)  (GSA)


Professional Reading: Negotiating Advice from Gordon Wade Rule.


Debriefing of Offerors
(FAR 15.05 & 15.06)

“Myth-busting 3” Further Improving Industry Communication with Effective Debriefings.

Contract Types
(FAR 16.0)

Guidance on Using Incentive and Other Contract Types.  (2MB, pdf)

Guidance on Award Fee Contracting   (USAID)

Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plans for Cost-Reimbursement, NonManagement and Operating Contracts.  (DOE)

Evaluation of Contractor Performance under Contracts with Award Fee Provisions.  (8/18/20)  (NASA)

Incentive Contracting Guide.  (1969)  (DoD & NASA)


The Fixed-Price Incentive Firm Target Contract: Not As Firm As the Name Suggests.

GWACS, MACS And Others


Acquisition Gateway - Solution Finder.  (GSA)


Interagency Contract Directory

Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) - (GSA)





Eagle II, First Source  (DHS)

FedMall  (DoD)

ESPCs, Utility Energy Service Contracts, Power Purchase Agreements, etc.  (DOE)

GSA Advantage




Rapid Spacecraft Development Office  (NASA)


Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies Third Generation (FSSI OS3) - (GSA)

State and Local

U. S. Communities

NASPO ValuePoint

OMNIA Partners

Indefinite Delivery Contracts
(FAR 16.5)

Interagency Contract Directory.

Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP).  (DOE)

Interagency Acquisitions

(FAR 17.5)

Improving the Management and Use of Interagency Acquisitions.  (70 pages)  (OFPP)  (June 6, 2008)

Department of the Treasury Interagency Agreement Guide. (3/13)  (2nd Edition)

Contract Policy - Contingency Contracting.  (D0D)

Advanced Contracting for Goods and Services. (FEMA)

Emergency Acquisitions
(Par 18.0)

Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook, Version 5.  (July 2017)  (DPAP)

SBA's Help for Contracting Officers

Dynamic Small Business Search  (SBA)

Contracting assistance programs (SBA)

HUBZone Program  (SBA)

Size standards  (SBA)

Prime and subcontracting  (SBA)

certify.SBA.gov  (SBA)

Nonmanufacturer rule.

North American Industry Classification System.  (Census)

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Manual.  (DOL)

SIC Code-Search  (DOL)

Procurement Center Representative

Office of Hearings and Appeals

Small Business Programs
(FAR 19.0)


When Large Is Small--Or Maybe Not

eSRS – Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System

Subcontracting Network- (SubNet)  (Version 1.0) (SBA)


The Small Business Subcontracting Program
(FAR 19.7)

A Handbook for Small Business Liaison Officers.  (pdf)  (June 2010)  (SBA)

DoD Subcontracting Program Business Rules and Processes for

  • Electronic Subcontracting Reporting
    System (eSRS)
  • Subcontracting Plans
  • Preparing and Reviewing Related Subcontract Reports.

(3/18)  (DoD)

VetBiz.gov  (VA)

VETS FIRST Verification Program  (VA)

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program
(FAR 19.14)



Davis-Bacon And Service Contract Act Data Collection  (DOL)

Contract Labor Standards & Relations.  (Navy) 

Davis-Bacon Electronic Submission of WD-10   (DOL)

National Pre-award Registry  (DOL)

Service Contract Act Occupations.  (Fifth Edition) (DOL)

VETS 100/100A Federal Contractor Reporting  (DOL)

VETS-4212 Reporting Application - Log in  (DOL)

DAVIS-BACON ACT/Service Contract Act Legal Decisions.  (DOL)

Government Contracts - Construction Surveys (DOL)

Field Operations Handbook  (Updates to 1/3/2017)  (DOL)

McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) (DOL)

Labor Laws
(FAR 22.0)



BioPreferred ℠  (USDA)

Sustainable Marketplace: Greener Products and Services. (EPA)

Sustainable Facilities Tool.

Department of Defense Green Procurement Program Strategy.  (DoD)

Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability Software  (DOC)

Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Federal Agencies (DOE)

Environment, Energy Efficiency
(FAR 23)


Sustainable Procurement: Building Vocabulary To Accelerate The Federal Procurement Conversation




FOIA Reference Guide. (DOJ)

Joint Committee Print.  Freedom of Information Act and Amendments of 1974  (P.L. 93-502).  Source Book:  Legislative History, Texts, and Other Documents.  (24MB)  (pdf)

Freedom of Information Act
(FAR 24.2)



Part 25 - Foreign Acquisition

Improving the Transparency of Made in America Waivers. (10/26/21) (OFPP)

Increasing Opportunities for Domestic Sourcing and Reducing the Need for Waivers from Made in America Laws.  (6/11/21)  OMB

Issuance of Agency Deviations to Implement Requirements Addressing the Use of Nonavailability Waivers Under E.O. 14005.  (11/15/21)  (OFPP)

Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer

NASA's New Technology Reporting System  (NASA)

National Security Agency Technology Transfer Program

NASA'S Technology Transfer Program

Global Technology Network

Interagency Edison  (for invention portfolios)

Patents, Data, Copyrights
(FAR 27.0)

Intellectual Property:  Navigating Through Commercial Waters  (10/15/2001)  (DoD)

Prosecuting Intellectual Property Crimes Manual.  (4/13) (Fourth Edition) (DOJ) 


Open Source Software Licensing and Copyright Law in Government Contracts: an Update to the OSEHRA Open Source Contractor's Guide 2-1.

Approved Sureties  (D. of the Treasury)

List of Certified Companies  (D. of the Treasury)

Surety bonds.  (SBA)

Sureties and Other Security for Bonds
(FAR 28.2)

Selected Areas of Cost guidebook:  FAR 31.205 Cost Principles.  (DCAA) 

Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment.  (Air Force)


Cost Principles
(FAR 31.0)

FAR Cost Principle Guide (Chronology of Cost Principle Revisions Issued in Federal Acquisition Circulars (FACs) Since 1984)   (01/17)  (DCAA)

A Guide for Indirect Cost Rate Determination.  (10/21)  (DOL)

Bona Fide Needs Rule

Prompt Pay Interest Rate

(FAR 32.0)

The FAST Book:  Federal Account Symbols and Titles.  (5/22)  (D. of the Treasury)

Obligational Consequences of Federal Contracts.  (4/21/09)  (GAO)  (Includes several contract types, obligation requirements and references.)

Fiscal Law Deskbook 2021.  The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School.  (Army)

Government Contract Bid Protests: Analysis of Legal Processes and Recent Developments. - (11/28/18)  (Congressional Research Service)

Bid Protests - GAO

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Court of Federal Claims

Contract Protest Diagnostic Tool (CPDT)™ Version 3.0 beta. (Mitre). (10/23) (news)

(FAR 33.1)

Wifcon.com's GAO statistics since 1997


Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Court of Federal Claims

ADR.gov  Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group.

Disputes & Appeals
(FAR 33.2)

Cost & Economics - Army Financial Management and Comptroller.

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Acquisition Guidelines (DAU)  (DMEA)

Naval Center for Cost Analysis (Navy)

Cost Estimating Website  (Version 4.0 Update)  (NASA)


Major Systems Acquisition
(FAR 34.0)

Handbook on Work Breakdown Structure Major Systems Acquisition Manual

Operating and Support Cost-Estimating Guide  (9/20)  (Dod)

Broad Agency Announcements - Army Research Laboratory

Broad Agency Announcements - (USAID)

Broad Agency Announcements
(FAR 35.016)

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) —  Industry Guide  (Version 2.0)  (3/20)  (Air Force)

DARPA Guide to Broad Agency Announcements and Research Announcements.  (11/16/16)  (DARPA)

Federal Real Property Profile Management System.  (GSA)

Rent on the Web (GSA - PBS)


Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts
(FAR 36.0)

Unified Facilities Guide Specifications.  (5/26/22)  (Multiple Agencies)

Non-Construction Contracts Containing Construction Work Guide.  (10/15)  (Navy)

Steps To Performance-Based Acquisition (SPBA)  (GSA)

Performance Work Statement (PWS) / Statement of Objectives (SOO).  (DAU)

DAU's virtual Service Acquisition Mall.  (DAU)

Performance-Based Acquisition

PWS WRITING TIPS Washington Headquarters Services.  (4/16/14)  (Pentagon)

Buyaccessible.gov  (Section 508)

DoD Open Source Software FAQ - (DoD CIO)

IT Dashboard  (GSA)/(OMB)

Electronic and Information Technology
(FAR 39)

Accessibility Requirements Tool.  (GSA)

Utility Program and Utility Energy Service Contracts for Federal Agencies.

Utility Services
(FAR 41.0)

Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System   CPARS.

Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System.  (FAPIIS)

Product Quality Deficiency Reports (PQDR).

Contractor Performance Information
(FAR 42.15)

Contractor Submission Portal - (DCAA)

Indirect Costs
(FAR 42.7)

Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews 
(FAR  44.3)

Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) Guidebook  (9/10/21)  (Defense Contract Management Agency)
Standard Forms

(FAR 53)

Rules & Tools


Small Business




Updated 10/23