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Acquisition Regulations

GSA is responsible for two acquisition regulations:

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR):  The FAR was established to codify uniform policies for acquisition of supplies and services by executive agencies. It is issued and maintained jointly, pursuant to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Reauthorization Act, under the statutory authorities granted to the Secretary of Defense, Administrator of General Services and the Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Statutory authorities to issue and revise the FAR have been delegated to the Procurement Executives in Department of Defense (DoD), GSA and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

GSA Acquisition Manual (GSAM)  The General Services Acquisition Policy Division writes and revises the GSA Acquisition Manual (GSAM), GSA's internal rules on how to acquire goods and services. The Division establishes and implements acquisition policies for the agency to fulfill immediate and long term acquisition goals and priorities.

Each procurement analyst within the Division is assigned certain parts from the GSAM, as listed in GSAM Staff by Assignment.


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