FAR and DFARS Citations

Question

What are the proper FAR and DFARS citations and locations of information?

Answer

Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the Federal Acquisition Regulations System.

Chapter 1, Subchapters A to H, Parts 1 to 51 are known as the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) that are not agency specific. Chapters 2 to 99 provide supplemental acquisition regulations by agency.

Citation: 48 C.F.R. 2.101 are the definitions in the FAR. This may also be written as FAR 2.101

Chapter 2 is the Defense Acquisition Regulations System also known as DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement). DFARs are contained in Chapters 201-253

Citation: 48 C.F.R. 202.101 are definitions in the DFARS. This may also be written as DFARS 202.101

My preferred websites include:

  • FARSite – links to the FAR and supplemental regulations for each agency
  • Acquisition.gov – links to the FAR, CFR, Federal Register, and a number of other helpful sites.

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