Federal Acquisition Regulation Council

About the FAR

The Department of Defense (DoD), GSA, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) jointly issue the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) for use by executive agencies in acquiring goods and services.

About the FAR Council

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council was established to assist in the direction and coordination of Government-wide procurement policy and Government-wide procurement regulatory activities in the Federal Government, in accordance with Title 41,  Chapter 7, Section 421 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Act. The Administrator, in consultation with the Council, shall ensure that procurement regulations, promulgated by executive agencies, are consistent with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and in accordance with any policies issued pursuant to Section 405 of Title 41. The Council manages coordinates controls and monitors the maintenance and issuance of changes in the FAR.

FAR Council Members

In accordance with the OFPP Act, the FAR Council membership consists of:  the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy and — (A) the Secretary of Defense, (B) the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space; and (C) the Administrator of General Services.

FAR Council Chair: 

Dr. Michael E. Wooten
Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Office of Management and Budget
Washington, DC 20503
Email:  Michael.E.Wooten@omb.eop.gov