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, together with their Alt designations and dates 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.
Note: Our tool only extracts the following 3 parameters from your document: Clause numbers, Alts, and Dates -- all other information is discarded!
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, dates, and alt designations 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Once your clauses are extracted, you will instantly see how your clauses are organized, which ones are outdated, and which ones are recommended for flowing down to subcontracts.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.
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.
You can also annotate your clauses with “global” notes (e.g. based on your corporate policy or guidance) that are visible across your projects or “contract-specific” notes that are applicable to each Contract/RFP. You can quickly copy the “global” notes to your “contract-specific notes”.
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.
In addition, FARclause’s algorithms are designed to only extract three attributes from the text you are pasting into the Web site: Clause numbers, Alt designations, and Version dates. 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 Web 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 Web site; however, we still must caution you to not paste any classified, sensitive, controlled unclassified information, or other proprietary information into the Web site.
In sum, since we are not asking you to upload any documents (beware of any sites that do!), allowing you to paste the text from your document instead, you are always in control of what information you are pasting. Our site will discard all text -- other than the clause numbers, Alts, and Dates. We also don't collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and won't ask you to subscribe to a mailing list.
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 $300 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!
• Upon request, we can provide a 1- or 2-hour training for your staff to maximize their experience.