Written Acquisition Plan for under $50M CPFF in Contract Award Process Posted October 30, 2019 · Report reply @Jacques, Thanks for your explanation. 1 hour ago, Jacques said: We should be suspicious of any interpretation of the DFARS that ASSUMES the DFARS language is a deviation from a requirement in the FAR. These sorts of interpretations resemble those "revocation by implication" interpretations that are disfavored when interpreting a statute. Rather, the normal rules on interpretation should be used, which includes harmonizing the language of the two regulations when they can be. I agree with this, but I think that you also need to keep in mind that when the DFARS conflicts with the FAR, it's usually by design. I'm not sure you can typically make that assumption when harmonizing conflicting statutes or regulations. Good discussion. Thank you.