Summarizes Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS), improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest, publicizing contract actions, and competition requirements. Addresses acquisition plans, contractor qualifications, contract delivery, and performance. Explains contracting methods, types, sealed bidding, and negotiation. Reviews general contracting requirements, cost accounting standards, cost principles, financing, protests, disputes, and appeals. Explores research and development contracting; construction and architect-engineer contracts; contract management, administration, and modifications; subcontracting; government contract termination; and clauses, forms, and solicitation provisions.