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–$199 Item
  • No. 102—DFARS Matrix–$169 Item
  • 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.

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