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A Contractor’s Guide to Purchasing Commercial Items

Published Article
October 26, 2017

The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA), enacted in October of 1994, codified the government’s preference for purchasing commercial items. In 1995, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12, “Acquisition of Commercial Items,” was significantly revised to incorporate the government’s commercial item preference into the FAR.

In his article “A Contractor’s Guide to Purchasing Commercial Items,” Tom Marcinko outlines the information you need to know on purchasing commercial items.

This article was originally published in the National Contract Management Association’s (NCMA’s) Contract Management magazine, October 2017 edition.