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  1. What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)?
  2. What is FAR Online?
  3. Are FAR Supplements included in FAR Online?
  4. What is DFARS?
  5. Why should I use FAR Online?
  6. How can I subscribe to FAR Online?
  7. How can I contact support?
  8. How can I cancel my subscription?
  9. What is the subscription price for FAR Online?
  10. What about FAR amendments?
  11. Is it really a free trial? What is the catch?
  12. Do you have a brochure that I can email to colleagues?
  13. Do you have a Quick Start Guide explaining how to use FAR Online?
 
   

What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation?

The Federal Acquisition Regulation is the primary regulation for use by all US Federal Executive agencies in their acquisition of supplies and services with appropriated funds. It became effective on April 1, 1984, and is issued within applicable laws under the joint authorities of the Administrator of General Services, the Secretary of Defense, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, under the broad policy guidelines of the Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget. Many federal agencies also produce FAR Supplements, which also have the force and effect of law.

What is FAR Online?

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is a publicly available document running to over 1800 pages. Agency FAR Supplements also run to 1000s of pages. FAR Online is an online subscription service, powered by Affinitext, that transforms this body of government regulation to an online Intelligent Document Format™ (IDF™ ) that gives users easy access, pop up definitions, intelligent cross-linking and powerful search capabilities for FAR that were previously impossible.

Are FAR Supplements included in FAR Online?

Yes, the following FAR Supplements are already included:

And other FAR Supplements are being added progressively.

What is DFARS?

The US Department of Defense ( DoD) implementation and supplementation of the FAR is issued in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) under authorization and subject to the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of Defense. The DFARS contains— (i) Requirements of law; (ii) DoD-wide policies; (iii) Delegations of FAR authorities; (iv) Deviations from FAR requirements; and (v) Policies/procedures that have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD or a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. FAR and DFARS also apply to purchases and contracts by DoD contracting activities made in support of foreign military sales or North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) cooperative projects.

Why should I use FAR Online?

The short answer is: try it and you will see! Finding, cross-referencing, updating, and understanding information in the mass of FAR rules has been a daily headache for the hundreds of thousands of businesses that supply federal agencies, as well as for the procurement professionals who purchase these goods and services. FAR Online provides a powerful solution that makes life easier for the many people involved in buying and selling goods and services purchased by the US Federal government. If you work in Defense procurement you can also search across FAR and DFARS to compare and contrast answers and you can jump back and forth between FAR and DFARS clauses at the exact point of relevance. It is a huge time saver. Sign up now for a no-obligation free trial to see how.

How can I subscribe to FAR Online?

FAR Online is a new service. During the Beta testing period you can sign up for a FREE Trial. It takes just 30 seconds to sign up with your name and email address. Simply click on the "New User" link or the "Free Trial" button, enter your name and email address, and press "submit". It's that easy. After you press "submit", your username and password to access FAR Online will be emailed to you. At the end of the FREE Trial period you will be emailed information on how to choose to continue access with a paid subscription. No obligation. You will only be asked for credit card details at the end of your free trial if you decide to continue with a paid subscription. The choice is yours. Sign-up now in 30 seconds

How can I contact support?

Please contact support by email. In most cases you will receive a response within 24 hours.

How can I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel your subscription at any time. Simply contact support by email. In most cases you will receive a confirmation within 24 hours. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours please check your spam folder before contacting support again.

What is the subscription price for FAR Online?

FAR Online is currently in Beta testing. During this Beta period you can try FAR Online absolutely free of charge. All that we ask in return during this Beta period is that you send us feedback to enable us to continue to improve the FAR Online service.

What about FAR amendments?

Yes FAR Online is regularly updated to incorporate FAR amendments.

Is it really a free trial? What is the catch?

Yes. During the beta testing period, you can try FAR Online free. Absolutely free. During this period you will not be asked for credit card details or any other payment information. You will not be asked to fill out complex forms. Registering for a free trial takes just 30 seconds. You simply enter your name and email address and press 'submit'. Your username and password will be emailed to you within minutes. Sign-up now in 30 seconds

Do you have a brochure that I can email to colleagues?

Yes. Download FAR Online brochure. (PDF, 1MB)

Do you have a Quick Start Guide explaining how to use FAR Online?

Yes. Download FAR Online Quick Start Guide. (PDF, 1.5MB)

 

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