Frequently Asked Questions


Whether your task today is to evaluate a solicitation or contract for compliance with the FAR requirements, or you are required to perform a risk analysis or generate subcontractor flow down clauses, you will find this site helpful because it allows you to do just that without typing a single clause.

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.
If your department's role is to contribute to the proposal teams by performing RFP risk analyses, or you are tasked to generate subcontractor flow down clauses, you've come to the right place. Using advanced automation, we have created a tool that instantly extracts all FAR and supplemental clauses from RFP's and prepares them for analysis and flow down generation. FARclause.com will also let you store all contract clauses and retrieve them instantly by a contract number or just a key word from the clauses' prescription or full text. 
Government contracting officers can use FARclause.com to perform the following tasks:
  • 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;
Please contact us to learn more about how our site can bring efficiencies in your departments.   
Yes, just copy the text containing FAR clauses from your RFP or contract and paste it into the text box under the Free Risk Analysis page.

 
Of course! Quickly answer questions related to your subcontractors’ unique requirements to dynamically generate a list of proper subcontractor flow down clauses.

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.
The Free Risk Analysis page gives you a preview of what you can expect to see in the premium pages.

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: Wen 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.
 
As a subscribed user, you will have the ability to save your list of extracted clauses into Contracts/RFPs records. You will also have the ability to edit your clauses by adding, deleting, or editing clause numbers, their Alts, and version dates.

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.
We update our site daily, sometimes even multiple times a day just to ensure that we always list the most current clauses and provisions.
For best experience and speed we recommend using either the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers.
According to the Federal Procurement Data System, the U.S. government has spent over $10 million to develop a FAR automation tool called "Clause Logic", an application that is available only to contracting officers. That's just the development, not counting the maintenance of the system. 

Since no such technology currently exists for the use by federal contractors, we have created the FARclause.com site specifically for the industry. 

Our prices are as follows:

•    We only charge $299 per license/month.
•    Since we use a cloud-based technology, our site doesn't require any costly and time-consuming deployments, installations, or configurations -- it is ready to be used immediately after you subscribe to the site. 
•    You don't ever have to worry about maintaining the clause library - we do that for you!
 
FARclause is hosted on the AWS cloud which is supported by a comprehensive network of technology and solutions, protecting your data with industry-leading security standards  AWS cloud solution provides a secure foundation in infrastructure and operational security, while its advanced threat protection, as well as continuous monitoring, testing and auditing, keeps your data safe from known and unknown threats. In addition, our corporate users (company multi-user accounts) can now activate two-factor authenticattion to further secure acess to the site. 

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.  
In summary, FARclause’s algorithms are designed to only extract clause numbers from the text you are pasting. This information resides in the public domain.  FARclause discards all other information you are pasting with the text, and the text you are pasting into the site is presumed to also originate from the documents available in the public domain (e.g. solicitations on FBO.gov, prime contract awards, or corporate terms and conditions available on public sites). In addition, FARclause gives you the greatest flexibility and control over how and what information you are pasting into the site; however, we still must caution you to not paste any classified, sensitive, controlled unclassified information, or other proprietary information into the Web site.