Flowdowns: Are you Flowing FAR and DFARS Flowdown Webinar

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The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requires Federal prime contractors and subcontractors, small and large alike, to flow-down certain clauses from their contracts when buying items from their suppliers and subcontractors.  Although Small businesses are exempt from the requirement for subcontracting plans, small businesses are not exempt from FAR and DFARS flowdown requirements.  Noncompliance can be costly and could result in contract termination and potential litigation between the prime contractor and its subcontractors.


FAR flow-down requirements are applicable to orders and subcontracts beginning as low as $15,000.  The FAR contains over 600 provisions and clauses.  Some prime contractors have attempted to comply with the flowdown requirements by simply incorporating and flowing down all of the FAR and DFARS clauses contained in their contracts into their subcontracts.  The courts have found this practice unacceptable for compliance purposes.


Complicating the matter is the FAR and DFARS do not contain matrices showing their respective flow-down requirements.


What you will learn:

  • How to find and determine which clauses must be flowed-down
  • How to determine if a flowdown is mandatory or optional
  • Know when flowdowns must be verbatim or contain the substance of the clause
  • How to ensure continued compliance


BONUS: Save 20% on FAR/DFAR Matrix Subscription:

Identifying all of the flowdown clauses is time-consuming, but we’ve got you covered! Join this webinar and get a discount on a one-year FAR/DFAR Matrix Subscription. You’ll be able to identify all flowdown clauses and receive updates throughout the year. Use this tool to increase contract compliance and reduce the risk of noncompliance— your contract administrators will thank you. Further details about the subscription will be discussed during the webinar.



  • FAR Flowdown Matrix — $159 — 20% off — $127.20
  • DFARS Flowdown Matrix — $159 — 20% off — $127.20
  • FAR and DFARS Matrices (bundle) — $254.40 — Additional $25 off for webinar participant —$229.40

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Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies

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Wed, Feb 20, 2019, 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

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