Welcome to the FARSite
Frequently Asked Questions
We hope this section will help you in using the FARSite
- Question. How do I know what Federal Regulations I need?
Answer. The following order and numbering apply to Clauses:
Also see Federal Acquisition Regulation Codification
for a full list.
|NMCARS (Navy Marines)
|AFFARS (Air Force)
- Question. How do I get to the Federal Regulations?
Answer. The FAR, DFAR, and all other regulations can be reached
by clicking on the "Regs" selection from the Menu Bar and then selecting the regulation you desite.
Note: Anyhere you see on the Menu Bar indicates an active dropdown menu.
- Question. Can I navigate between the different
parts of the regulations?
Answer. Yes. The "Regs" selection on the Menu Bar is avaiable on every regulations page for FAR (DFAR, AFFARS, Ect.)
- Question. How do I view the actual regulation parts.?
Answer. You can view the desired regualtion parts by selecting the Title of the regulation (i.e. "FAR") on the Menu Bar and then select the desired part (Part 01).
- Question. How do I view regulatory changes?
Answer. You can view regulatory changes by clicking on the
"Status" selection on the Menu Bar and the selection "Changes", and then the changes you want to view. i.e. FAC, DPN, etc.
- How can I down load the FAR?
Answer. You can down load a Zipped
Version of the regulations by selecting "Tools"on the Menu Bar then selecting "Downloads, Select the files you want to download.
- Question. Is FARSite mobile?
Note: Anyhere you see in the Menu indicates an active dropdown menu.
Answer. Yes the current version is completely Mobile.
Select the Menu Icon.
Select the Regulation you want.
Select the Menu Icon.
Select the Regulation name, which opens to list the Parts.
Select the Part you want to read.
- Question. What is the FedBizOpps?
Answer. This web page is designed to be a single face to industry point for anyone interesting in government contracting. The page is capable
of directing you to any military organization's RFPs, RFQs, and eventually synopsis listings. The WEB page promotes business opportunities within
the Air Force.
- I cannot send an e-mail to you
using the e-mail link on your site and my browser!
is probably due to not configuring your browser (Internet viewer) to send
email over the Internet. Remember this is different from your normal email
system because it uses a separate 'engine' to make it run. You must enter
a mail server (computer) in the preferences section of your browser, i.e
in Netscape, you would find this under Options, Mail and News Preferences,
Servers. Under this preference or any other one for that matter, you probably
need to add the SMTP, POP3, and NNTP server names
(NOTE: NNTP is not required to send and receive email).
Don't worry these are big names for simple things. They represent the names
of the computer 'mailman' which handles all the processing for mail and
news. Their names will look like this....for SMTP and POP3: 'mail.serviceprovider.com', while
the NNTP server name will look like, 'news.serviceprovider.com'
The italicized word needs to be replaced while the unitalicized
should remain the same.
- Sometimes I can't get to FARSite.
It says your 'server' is down, or DNS not available.
can be caused by a variety of reasons. (1)
Your connection to the Internet is affected
by the amount of traffic on the net (basically we see higher traffic at
noon, Mondays, and Fridays, for example.) This higher traffic can slow
the back and forth replies between computers enough to cause what we call
a 'time out'. This means your computer didn't get a response fast enough
so it says the other computer (FARSite) is not home. (2)
>We may be doing something to the server to
fix a problem. Usually there will be a notice telling you of impending
down time and how long we anticipate the delay. (3)
Since we are building constantly, there is
a need to restart FARSite to make effective changes. This is no more than
a two minute down time and will not be prefaced by a notice. Bottom Line:
Retry in about four minutes to be sure.
- Can anyone use FARSite, or do you need a password?
Answer. FARSite is open to all users on the Internet.
- How can I print just one piece of a FAR section or paragraph? When I try to block the portion I want, and print only that block, I get the entire FAR part.
Answer. The two most popular browsers (and most software products) aren't set up to print based on a highlighted area.
The best way is to "Copy and Paste" by highlighting the text, choosing "Edit" and then "Copy" from the top-line menu of the browser (or Ctrl+C); and then pasting, choosing "Edit" and then "Paste" from the top-line menu in your word processor (or Ctrl+V).
Copying and pasting into a word processing document also allows you to tie various disjointed sections together into one document or to insert FAR text into an existing document such as a letter.
- Sometimes a page begins to download into my browser and just stops mid-page. For example a results page says there are 60 documents, but only 15 show up. What's wrong?
Answer. Occasionally your browser cache gets full and is only allowing a portion of the results page to load.
Clean out your browsers temporary files that take up space on your PC dedicated to your browser. When the temporary files are gone, more room is left for complete pages to load.