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.


  • Item No. 101—FAR Matrix–$199Item
  • No. 102—DFARS Matrix–$169Item
  • No. 103—Both Matrices for 294.40 (a 20% savings)

Centre clients receive a 20% savings off of the foregoing prices by typing “CENTRE” as the discount/coupon code at checkout.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Wayne Simpson, CFCM, CSCM

Wayne Simpson is retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after 38 years of federal service. He served as the Executive Assistant to VA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics where he was the primary staff advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary, who serves concurrently as VA’s Senior Procurement Executive and Debarring Official. Wayne’s federal experience is significant and provides him with a unique combination of skill sets, knowledge, and insight into acquisition operations and procurement opportunities. He also has a keen understanding of the interrelation of federal contracting and small business programs and the challenges presented by their often competing interests.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated expertise in pre-solicitation, pre-award, and post-award areas of Federal contracting.
  • Significant knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation.
  • Demonstrative small business advocate, subject matter expert in the Veterans First Contracting Program at VA.
  • Significant knowledge of the Federal Supply Schedule Program, compliance and contract administration issues.
  • Subject matter expert on Federal small business programs, and their often competing interests in the conduct of Federal acquisitions.
  • Analytical capabilities in reviewing contract documents and developing courses of action necessary for contract administration issues and compliance.
  • Expertise in all facets of Federal subcontracting requirements and program execution and administration.
  • Significant experience and expertise in working with Federal Procurement Data System–Next Generation (FPDS-NG).

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Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET


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