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Transportation Acquisition Regulation (TAR)

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) Acquisition Regulation (TAR) establishes uniform acquisition policies and procedures, which implement and supplement the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

PART 1201 - FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM

1201.1 Purpose, Authority, Issuance
1201.2 Administration
1201.3 Agency Acquisition Regulations
1201.470 Deviations from the FAR and TAR
1201.6 Career Development, Contracting Authority and Responsibilities

PART 1202 - DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

1202.1 Definitions
1202.70 Internet Links

PART 1203 - IMPROPER BUSINESS PRACTICES AND PERSONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

1203.1 Safeguards
1203.2 Contractor Gratuities to Government Personnel
1203.3 Reports of Suspected Antitrust Violations
1203.4 Contingent Fees
1203.5 Other Improper Business Practices

PART 1204 - ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

1204.1 Contract Execution
1204.8 Government Contract Files

PART 1205 - PUBLICIZING CONTRACT ACTIONS

1205.1 Dissemination of Information
1205.4 Release of Information

PART 1206 - COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

1206.5 Competition Advocates

PART 1207 - ACQUISITION PLANNING

1207.3 Contractor Versus Government Performance

PART 1208 - REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES RESERVED

PART 1209 - CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS RESERVED

PART 1210 - MARKET RESEARCH RESERVED

PART 1211 - DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS

1211.1 Selecting and Developing Requirements Documents
1211.2 Using and Maintaining Requirements Documents

PART 1212 - ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS RESERVED

PART 1213 - SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

1213.71 Department of Transportation Procedures for Acquiring Training Services

PART 1214 - SEALED BIDDING

1214.3 Submission of Bids

PART 1215 - CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION

1215.2 Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals and Information
1215.4 Contract Pricing
1215.6 Unsolicited Proposals

PART 1216 - TYPES OF CONTRACTS

1216.2 Fixed-Price Contracts
1216.4 Incentive Contracts
1216.5 Indefinite-Delivery Contracts
1216.6 Time-and-Materials, Labor-Hour, and Letter Contracts

PART 1217 - SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS

1217.70 Fixed Price Contracts for Vessel Repair, Alteration or Conversion

PART 1218 - RESERVED

PART 1219 - SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

1219.2 Policies
1219.8 Contracting With The Small Business Administration (The 8(a) Program)
1219.10 Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program
Appendix A-- Targeted Industry Categories

PART 1220 - RESERVED

PART 1221 - RESERVED

PART 1222 - APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS

1222.1 Basic Labor Policies
1222.4 Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction

PART 1223 - ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

1223.3 Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data
1223.70 Safety Requirements for Selected DOT Contracts

PART 1224 - PROTECTION OF PRIVACY AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

1224.1 Protection of Individual Privacy
1224.2 Freedom of Information Act

PART 1225 - FOREIGN ACQUISITION RESERVED

PART 1226 - OTHER SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS RESERVED

PART 1227 - PATENTS, DATA, AND COPYRIGHTS

1227.3 Patent Rights under Government Contracts

PART 1228 - BONDS AND INSURANCE

1228.1 Bonds and Other Financial Protections
1228.3 Insurance

PART 1229 - TAXES RESERVED

PART 1230 - COST ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ADMINISTRATION RESERVED

PART 1231 - CONTRACT COST PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

1231.2 Contracts with Commercial Organizations

PART 1232 - CONTRACT FINANCING

1232.70 Contract Payments
Appendix A-- Instructions for completing the SF 1034
Appendix B-- Instructions for completing the SF 1035

PART 1233 - PROTESTS, DISPUTES, AND APPEALS

1233.1 Protests 
1233.2 Disputes and Appeals

PART 1234 - RESERVED

PART 1235 - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTING

1235.70 Research Misconduct

PART 1236 - CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECT-ENGINEER CONTRACTS

1236.5 Contract clauses

PART 1237 - SERVICE CONTRACTING

1237.1 Service Contracts--General
1237.70 Department of Transportation Procedures for Acquiring Training Services

PART 1238 - FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTING RESERVED

PART 1239 - ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES

1239.1 General

PART 1240 - RESERVED

PART 1241 - ACQUISITION OF UTILITY SERVICES RESERVED

PART 1242 - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES

1242.70 Contract Administration Clauses

PART 1243 - CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS RESERVED

PART 1244 - SUBCONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES RESERVED

PART 1245 - GOVERNMENT PROPERTY

1245.5 Management of Government Property in the Possession of Contractors

PART 1246 - QUALITY ASSURANCE

1246.1 General
1246.7 Warranties

PART 1247 - TRANSPORTATION

1247.5 Ocean Transportation by U.S.-Flag Vessels

PART 1248 - VALUE ENGINEERING RESERVED

PART 1249 - TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS RESERVED

PART 1250 - EXTRAORDINARY CONTRACTUAL ACTIONS RESERVED

PART 1251 - USE OF GOVERNMENT SOURCES BY CONTRACTORS RESERVED

PART 1252 - SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

1252.1 Instructions for Using Provisions and Clauses
1252.2 Text of Provisions and Clauses
Appendix - TAR Matrix (Microsoft Word format only)

PART 1253 - FORMS

1253.2 Prescription of Forms
1253.3 IllustrationS of Forms

Updated: Friday, September 28, 2012