The Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) refers to a set of policies and procedures implementing and supplementing the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The AGAR is issued under the authorities of the Secretary of Agriculture. The AGAR is an integral part of the Federal Acquisition Regulations System. [48 CFR 401.000].
The following are functions of the AGAR:
1.Communicating department wide policy and procedural guidance to contracting activities;
2.Delegating procurement officials to take action to implement the policies of the Federal Agriculture regulations;
3.Establishing internal policies and procedures on an interim basis.