Frequently Asked Questions
How exactly does that work?
Simply copy text containing FAR clauses and provisions from your document into our "Extract-Text Box" and all clause numbers will be extracted and advanced for your validation and analysis.
Take a peek of how it works using our Free Risk Analysis page at https://farclause.com/Analysis.
- Instantly verify whether the clauses and provisions included in your solicitation are the most recent published versions;
- Instantly verify whether the clauses and provisions in your solicitations are applicable based on the conditions unique to the solicitation requirements (e.g. place of performance, contract type, socio-economic status, etc.);
- Instantly organize your clauses and provisions by Universal Contract Format (UCF);
- Remove duplicative clauses and provisions;
- Instantly flag clauses that are missing their proper dates.
- Compare differences between the most recent and archived clauses and provisions;
- When sorting clauses in their solicitations, FARclause.com allows you to avoid inserting extra characters or extra zeroes to the official clause number since FARclause.com instantly sorts clauses by their proper order defined on Acquisition.gov;
Since all subcontractor flow down clauses originate directly from the prime contract, you will never have to worry about flowing down too many clauses or flowing down clauses that don't exist under your prime contract.
Just paste any text containing FAR/DFARS/NASA clauses into our "Extract-Text Box", click on Extract and our tool will locate all clause numbers in your document.
Once your clauses are extracted, you will instantly see how your clauses are organized, which ones are outdated, and which ones are recommended for flowing down to subcontracts.
In addition, you can profile clauses for risk and departmental interest.
Note: When you mouse over any chart, you will see the count of clauses by category; when you click on each pie or bar, a list of applicable clauses will be displayed. For best experience, we recommend using the Chrome or Edge browsers.
FARclause gives you the greatest flexibility and control over how and what information you are pasting into the Web site; however, we caution you to not paste any classified, sensitive, controlled unclassified information, covered defense information, or other proprietary information into the Web site.
You can compare up to 4 different sets of clauses side-by-side to see if there are any differences.
In the Analyze section, you will have the option to choose from various reports, giving you the flexibility to print your clauses in full text, in full text with prescriptions, or in summaries, etc.
Separately, as a subscribed user you will gain the ability to generate flow down clauses that are specifically tailored to your subcontractors or, if you are the subcontractor, you can use this feature to check whether the clauses given to you by the prime contractor are applicable to your own work.
For more information refer to our “Plan” page where we explain the features of different types of subscriptions.
FARclause does not store any confidential or proprietary information since the input consists of information pasted from documents residing in the public domain (e.g. Beta.SAM.gov, NECO.mil, etc.) or the sections of the documents that are not subject to FOIA exemptions (e.g. Section I) and the output (e.g. analyses, sorting, organization, timelines, reporting requirements, and flow down recommendations) is derived from the full text of clauses and provisions posted on Acquisition,gov. In addition, as a prudent practice, all major federal contractors post similar information (e.g. corporate flow downs, flow downs by contract number, GSA schedules/OASIS contracts) on their public sites to gain efficiencies in their supply chain. FARclause.com contains a library of FAR and DFARS clauses that are in public domain. Those clauses are officially listed at https://www.acquisition.gov/ (FAR) and https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfarspgi/current/ (DFARS). In addition, FARclause allows users to create alias contract or solicitation numbers (e.g. RFP 1, Contract 1) if they don’t want to associate clauses with a specific contract/solicitation identified on public sources, and it also allows users to generate and download reports with FAR analyses to their own servers, deleting the record on FARclause altogether.
FARclause does not extract or retain the following information:
- FARclause does not store any financial information on the site since we use a third-party provider to process all credit card payments and subscription information. Alternative to paying with a credit card on the site, we can generate an electronic invoice and send it to your email address if you would like to pay for a subscription by other means.
- FARclause doesn’t store any personally identifiable information (PII) as the only required information to access and use the site is your email address and the password (encrypted through SSL).
- FARclause neither stores copies of actual solicitations or contract documents nor does it retain any accompanying text pasted with FAR clauses as the site requires users to paste FAR clauses directly into the site using Copy & Paste hotkeys and our extracting algorithms only extract and retain the clause numbers, clause dates, and clause types (e.g. Basic, Alt I, Alt II), the three attributes that are then paired with the full text of the clauses.
- FARclause does not scan any documents.
- FAR clause does not require users to upload any documents; instead, users paste the FAR clauses directly into the extracting window.