Federal Acquisition Policy Division

On behalf of the General Services Administration, the Federal Acquisition Policy Division, in conjunction with Department of Defense (DOD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), write the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the rule book for all federal agency procurements that governs the billions of contract dollars expended by the Government every year. The Division coordinates with the Office Federal Procurement Policy and other agencies in a highly collaborative and deliberative process to implement laws, executive orders, other agency regulations, and government-wide policies to support the maintenance of the FAR.

Executive Order 13563, "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review" tasked agencies with an ongoing review of their regulatory programs to make them more effective and less burdensome. Consistent with the commitment to periodic review and to public participation, the FAR will continue to be assessed for its existing significant regulations in accordance with the requirements of Executive Order 13563. The FAR "Retrospective Analysis" and regular updates are publicly available in the FAR Council Retrospective Plan.

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Last Reviewed: 2021-03-05