Federal regulations (or rules) are promulgated by Executive Agencies to implement legislation passed by Congress. Proposed and final rules (or regulations) are published in the Federal Register and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Members of the public, such as small business owners, can comment on proposed rules in the Federal Register during public notice and comment. In addition to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), the Small Business Administration has promulgated many regulations directly relevant to small business. Also, The Principal Director of Defense Pricing and Contracting issues class deviations when necessary to allow organizations to deviate from the FAR and DFARS.

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

  • FAR Part 19—Small Business Programs
  • FAR Part 52.219—Small Business Programs Provisions and Clauses

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)

  • DFARS Part 219—Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns
  • DFARS Parts 207—Consolidation of Contract Requirements
  • DFARS Part 226—Other Socioeconomic Programs
  • DFARS Part 252.219—Small Business Subcontracting Plan (DoD Contracts)
  • DFARS Appendix I—DoD Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program

DFARS Class Deviations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

  • 13CFR—Small Business Administration