Title 41 - Public Contracts and Property Management Title 41 - Public Contracts and Subtitle A - Federal Procurement Regulations System
July 1, 2000
On September 19, 1983 (48 FR 42103), a joint document issued by the General Services Administration, the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, established a new Federal Acquisition Regulation in title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The general Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) published on that date is codified at chapter 1 of title 48. Chapters 2 through 49 of title 48 were reserved and established for individual agency implementations and supplementations of the FAR. The FAR in chapter 1 together with the agency regulations in chapters 2 to 49 comprise the Federal Acquisition Regulations System that went into effect on April 1, 1984. <P> The FAR system replaced both the Federal Procurement Regulations System (FPRS) for civilian contracts (41 CFR subtitle A, chapters 1 to 49) and the Defense Acquisition Regulations (DAR) for defense contracts (32 CFR chapter 1, parts 1 to 39). While the new FAR regulations in title 48 replaced the title 32 DAR and title 41 FPR regulations as of April 1, 1984, both the DAR and FPR provisions continue to apply to those contracts which preceded the effective date of the FAR. <P> On April 11, 1991 (56 FR 14643), the Department of Defense removed 32 CFR parts 1-39, contained in volumes I through III. As of the revision date of this volume, the FAR provisions in 41 CFR subtitle A, chapters 1 to 49, appearing in the July 1, 1984 edition, continue to apply to those contracts entered into prior to the adoption of the FAR.