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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Federal Acquisition Regulation (Far)

The primary document containing the uniform policies and procedures for all executive agencies for acquisition of supplies and services with appropriate funds. It is issued as Chapter 1 of Title 48, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 302 and 330). The FAR (48 CFR Chapter 1) is the regulatory authority that implements uniform policies and procedures for the acquisition of supplies and services by Federal agencies (USAID Worldwide Purchase Card Program Manual, A Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 331).

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