Compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation [FAR] Clause 52-203.13

“Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct”


Using a traditional inspection approach, we ensure compliance to the requirements of FAR subpart 3.10 and contract clause 52-203.13, both title “Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct.”

The FAR subpart 3.10“Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct” requires all government contractors, regardless of their size, to conduct themselves with the highest degree of integrity and honesty.  

It further states contractors should have a written code of business ethics and conduct.  To promote compliance with such code of business ethics and conduct, contractors should have an employee business ethics and compliance training program and an internal control system that:


  • Are suitable to the size of the company and extent of its involvement in Government contracting;
  • Facilitate timely discovery and disclosure of improper conduct in connection with Government contracts; and
  • Ensure corrective measures are promptly instituted and carried out.


Along with stating the need for all contractors to conduct themselves with the highest degree of integrity and honesty, FAR subpart 3.10 also requires the inclusion of contract clause 52.203-13 under certain conditions. The conditions for contract clause 52.203-13 is when the value of the contract is expected to exceed $5.5 million and the performance period is 120 days or more.

Ensure your contractual obligations meet all requirements under this Clause which include, in part,  a written code of business ethics and conduct, exercise due diligence to prevent and detect criminal conduct, promote an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance with the law. View the FAR Clause 52-203.13.