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The Acquisition Regulation Comparator Tool in Acquisition.gov is Live

The Acquisition Regulation Comparator (ARC) tool ia now reality Acquisition.gov. This tool provides a comparison of the FAR and its supplements side-by-side on one screen. It was created as a…

The Acquisition Regulation Comparator Tool in Acquisition.gov is Live

Ms. Cindy Baker
The Acquisition Regulation Comparator (ARC) tool ia now reality Acquisition.gov. This tool provides a comparison of the FAR and its supplements side-by-side on one screen. It was created as a collaboration between GSA and DAU. The picture accompanying this blog is a screen shot of the initial ARC screen. The ARC tool will lead to better acquisition outcomes for the workforce as they will be able to compare up to three regulations at once to understand the implementation and supplementation of the FAR System. One of the hardest challenges for new acquisition personnel is learning how to apply what is in the FAR and its supplements, so the side-by-side comparison will help to overcome those difficulties. And for anyone else needing to research the FAR and its supplements, this new tool will just make it easier to make comparisons all on one screen, side-by-side. In addition to providing great value to anyone who references the FAR and its supplements, the capabilities of this new tool will allow DAU Faculty to provide seamless instruction when teaching how to navigate the FAR as well as more easily search and display content when conducting research.

Look for the ARC tool in Acquisition.gov under the Tools tab at the top of the screen or towards the bottom of the main page before clicking on "Browse the FAR". The tool has the capability to fully expand in the user’s screen to increase the visibility of the comparison.