How to be DFARS Compliant – Procedures, Guidance and Information

  • How to be DFARS Compliant – Procedures, Guidance and Information

    Posted by Garry Jones on October 25, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is administered by the Department of Defense (DoD). The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is the principal set of rules in the Federal Acquisition Regulations System regarding government procurement in the United States, and is codified at Chapter 1 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations, 48 C.F.R. The DFARS implements and supplements the FAR. The DFARS contains requirements of law, DoD-wide policies, delegations of FAR authorities, deviations from FAR requirements, and policies/procedures that have a significant effect on the public. The DFARS should be read in conjunction with the primary set of rules in the FAR. See also the suggested search for Government Contracts.

    The FAR System governs the “acquisition process” by which executive agencies of the United States federal government acquire (i.e., purchase or lease) goods and services by contract with appropriated funds.

    Phases of FAR:

    The FAR System regulates the activities of government personnel in carrying out that process.

    DFARS Qualifying Countries

    As per DFARS 225.872-1, qualifying countries are listed below:

    The term DFARS compliant refers to materials (metal or otherwise) that come from domestic or NATO sources. On the other hand, there are countries included in DFARS that are not members of NATO.

    Which Specialty Metals Require DFARS Standards?

    Section 871 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) update restricts U.S. Defense Industry related acquisition of tungsten powder, tungsten heavy alloy and certain other materials that have been melted or produced in China, North Korea, Russia & Iran. These new restrictions cover tungsten powder and tungsten heavy alloy mill products such as bar, billet, slab, wire, cube, sphere, block, blank, plate or sheet.

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