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S-Corporation operating within the Commonwealth of Virginia

  Licensed in Loudoun County, Virginia

Prime Contractor GSA MOBIS contract holder since 2004

Registered in the SAM database 

Employee background investigations completed

Employee certifications and training requirements

FAR, Inc officially started operating as a legal business entity in November 1999 under our current TIN and registered as a corporation with the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2001.  FAR, Inc operated from 1999 to 2002 as subcontractor until winning our first competitive procurement with the Department of the Treasury in 2003.  

FAR, Inc has extensive experience in conducting federal procurements from acquisition planning to source selection.  We have provided fulltime on-site staffing to the Departments of State and Treasury.  Our acquisition planning assistance includes conducting market research to documenting the procurement strategy.   We are experts in writing the solicitation documents including performance-based statements of work; performance metrics; contract or special clauses; proposal instructions and the evaluation criteria for award.  We conduct pre-proposal site visits or conferences; interface with vendors as well as orchestrate and facilitate the technical proposal reviews.  Our award recommendations to the contracting officer are fully supported by the official procurement file.

We also developed and implemented an agency FPDS audit and review procedure in order to comply with the OMB requirements, and we perform extensive vendor cost and price analyses.  One of our core competencies is in taking complex documents and converting them into a more coherent, cohesive and comprehensible format.   Our staff are all subject to federal background investigations.

The service we provided in support of the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Overseas Protective Operations involve fulltime on-site staff members that are generating solicitations, facilitating proposal evaluations and making award recommendations for local guard contracts for United States embassies and consulates.  FAR, Inc staff excel in researching local labor laws and formulating contracts that comply with the host country laws and regulations, including import restrictions, weapons and business licensing requirements, and the use of third-party nationals.  FAR, Inc staff have conducted in-country support at United States embassies in Benin; Bratislava; Brazil; Costa Rica; France; India; Jamaica; Luxembourg; New Zealand; UAE; Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

FAR, Inc provided competitive sourcing, pre-award and contract administration support services for the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP).  FAR, Inc staff also provide PWS development under separate contracts with the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Security Technology, and the Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. 

FAR, Inc has provided acquisition support services in Albany, Georgia (DLA), Anchorage, Alaska (Idea International); Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, Alabama; Naval Station Bremerton in Bremerton, Washington; Houston, Texas (Allied Van Lines); Fort Worth, Texas (BEP); Chicago, Illinois (HUD); Denver, Colorado (HUD); New Cumberland, Pennsylvania (DLA-Defense Distribution Center); San Diego, California (Naval Shipyard) and Washington, D.C. (numerous).

The President and Managing Consultant of FAR, Inc is Mr. Frank B. O’Donnell.  Mr. O’Donnell possesses a BBA from James Madison University and a MBA from George Washington University.  Mr. O’Donnell has thirty-one years of federal government contract specialist experience including having served as a warranted contracting officer for the Department of the Interior, a senior contract specialist for the Navy, and as a contractor for the Departments of Defense, Treasury and State.  

FAR, Inc. would like to express appreciation to the following agencies who have extended business opportunities and to the following companies we have teamed with or subcontracted to:


Export Import Bank of the United States

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Department of State

Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Department of Transporation
Department of Defense, Employer Services for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Unisys Corporation
Management Analysis, Incorporated (MAI)
Beacon Partnerships, Inc.
Performance Institute
IDEA International
Jefferson Consulting Group, LLC
Department of Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Grant Thornton, LLC
The Hewlett Packard Company (HP)
Government Contract Solutions, Inc.
NVT Technologies, Inc.
Orange Technologies, Inc.
MidLantic Contracting, Inc.
JGB Enterprises, Inc.



FAR, Inc. tours a M1A2 Abrams Tank at the U.S Army Depot Anniston, Alabama



FAR, Inc. supported the Headquarters, Defense Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.  Mr. O'Donnell's assignment was to assist in writing Performance Work Statements (PWS) for our Commercial Activities Cost Comparison studies.  Mr. O'Donnell was also responsilbe for rewritng the solicitation bid document that was used for over 15 separate studies throughout the United States.  Over a two year period Mr. O'Donnell was assigned to the projects at Naval Station Bremerton, Bremerton, Washington;  U.S. Army Depot in Anniston, Alabama and the Navy Yard in San Diego, California.

Mr. O'Donnell was asked to spend a significant amount of time in Washington facilitating the development of the draft PWS. The assignment was extremely sensitive due in part to the employee's uncertainty of being subjected to the cost comparison against private sector bidders. "Mr. O'Donnell exhibited extraordinary people skills in not only getting the requirement defined but in maintaining our employee's composure under such a difficult and stressful assignment.  Mr. O'Donnell worked hard and exhibited dedication to the success of the projects."


FAR, Inc was responsible for conducting competitive sourcing studies on the Machine Shop Operations and Ink Making functions.  Both functions are critical and provide direct support to the production of United States currency.  The Machine Shop made parts and the inking-in rollers for the currency presses.  The ink making function is a critical function in that it recycled unused Intaglio ink from the currency presses providing a considerable cost savings.  FAR, Inc conducted the studies at the Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas currency production facilities.