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This is Session 11 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. 

This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Part 25 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Presenter Steven Tomanelli will discuss acquisition of foreign supplies including the Buy American Act, trade agreements, prohibited sources, and other international agreements and coordination. 

Part 25 Scope
This part provides policies and procedures for—
(1) Acquisition of foreign supplies, services, and construction materials; and
(2) Contracts performed outside the United States.

It implements 41 U.S.C. chapter 83, Buy American; trade agreements; and other laws and regulations.

About Our Presenter ...
Steven N. Tomanelli, J.D., LL.M.

Mr. Tomanelli is renowned for his ability to explain even the most complex topics in a way that is easy to understand. As the only acquisition instructor in the country who edits the FAR and the comprehensive Annotated FAR, he is uniquely qualified to present the most recent changes and relevant case law decisions. 

Mr. Steven N. Tomanelli is the owner of  Steven N. Tomanelli & Associates and is an attorney specializing in federal procurement law in the Washington DC area. 

Mr. Tomanelli is a retired Air Force Judge Advocate and has held numerous high-level procurement law positions, including Chief of Acquisition and Fiscal Law for the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and Senior DoD Counsel for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).  He has provided consulting services and legal advice in support of highly classified major system acquisitions and has a current TS/SCI security clearance.  Mr. Tomanelli was a Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law at the Army Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia, for three years where he provided instruction in a wide variety of procurement and fiscal law topics. In 2001, he was selected as “The Outstanding Career Judge Advocate of the Air Force.”

Mr. Tomanelli has authored over forty course books and written numerous articles for national publications on federal procurement and fiscal law. Mr. Tomanelli has authored a comprehensive textbook titled, A Practical Guide to Federal Appropriations Law (MCI, 2003); is the Lead Editor of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Annotated FAR for Thomson-West Publishing Company; and serves on the Advisory Board of the Government Contractor (West Publishing). 

Mr. Tomanelli received his B.A. and J.D. at Hofstra University and his Master of Laws (LL.M) in Federal Procurement Law at George Washington University. While earning his Master of Laws degree in Procurement, Mr. Tomanelli worked as an Intern at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.