FAR/DFARS/DoD Class Deviations Provision and Clause Matrix in Don Mansfield's Blog A blog by Don Mansfield Posted October 10, 2016 · Report reply Don - Not associated with an agency so did not go through the matrix in detail for an incentive, or at least that is my excuse. Quick thoughts..... I suspect you went to a lot of work to create and it would take same to maintain as the FAR/DFAR and additional 31 Agency Supplements change. I wonder if the effort is worth it when many depend on database programs to assemble the solicitation/contracts these days? Clearly it would help in explaining why something is in a solicitation/contract but being from the old school days the matrix was handy in preparing the solicitation/contract as well. Consider a connected effort in using the WIFCON poll discussion topic and ask how many folks refer to the matrix at all these days and why or why not? An associated thought - does your format help the private sector in understanding why a provision/clause ended up in a solicitation that they are considering? To an extent yes, but my thought extends to both sides of the fence. Personal experience admittedly but I find that if I have to go read the prescription under the current format I then find myself wading through the clause and even the details of the FAR/DFAR further. I wonder if for lack of better term this "cause and effect" gets lost some how if you make it too easy for folks on the prescription? Even with these thoughts I do think your suggested format is good idea.