Federal Procurement: Emergency-Related
Acquisition Flexibilities

Federal procurement is an essential component of the federal government’s response to disasters, emergencies, and other types of incidents. To aid contracting officers in identifying acquisition flexibilities that may be particularly useful for emergency-related acquisitions, acquisition officials added a new Part 18 to the FAR in 2007. Part 18 is a single reference to acquisition flexibilities that already exist in other parts of the FAR. These flexibilities may be useful in facilitating procurements during emergency situations. Subpart 18.1 lists generally available acquisition flexibilities. Emergency acquisition flexibilities are identified in subpart 18.2. To read the full report, click here.