Contracting Resources

Below is a list of key resources for potential and existing CDC contractors to learn more about the rules and regulations of federal contracting.

Contracting Policies & Regulations
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Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Federal government wide regulations establishing the foundation of policies and procedures for conducting government acquisitions; PDFs of current and past FARs and other supporting documents
HHS Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) Health and Human Services (HHS) specific acquisition regulations that supplement the FAR; provide HHS specific policies and procedures
General Services Acquisition Manual (GSAM) GSA agency acquisition rules and guidance including a link to the current GSAM and other related documents
Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Federal procurement related policy and practices including links to circulars, policy guides, reports, and other acquisition resources
Procurement Circulars Links to the following Circulars:
  • OMB Circular A-76
  • OMB Circular A-123
  • OMB Circular A-131
Code of Federal Regulations Searchable database of federal regulations by year and title
Federal Register Daily published journal of the federal government containing agency rules, proposed rules, and notices for federal agencies Multi-agency website where citizens can view and comment on federal regulations
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) Official standards used by federal agencies in classifying business according to type of economic activity and industry
Product Service Code Manual Codes to describe products, services, and research and development (R&D) purchases by the federal government
Contracting Regulations for Small Businesses Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations, polices, and procedures for small business government contracts
GSA Acquisition Gateway The Acquisition Gateway, built by GSA, contains helpful resources and tools for federal government buyers. GSA has a public view of the Acquisition Gateway, giving non-government users access to a subset of what is available to federal government employees.