contracting officer


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contracting officer

A US military officer or civilian employee who has a valid appointment as a contracting officer under the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The individual has the authority to enter into and administer contracts and determinations as well as findings about such contracts.
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This person gets the paperwork in line, does the research, and then gets a contracting officer to finalize the deal by signing the paperwork.
There has never been a better time to be a Contracting officer.
Their employer is the holder of a contract with MEDCOM, and that contract is solely within the authority of the contracting officer who entered into that contract.
The term includes certain authorized representatives of the contracting officer acting within the limits of their authority as delegated by the contracting officer.
The contracting officer is empowered to terminate the contract if any post-award conflict cannot be adequately remedied.
If SBA initially decides that a company is not eligible, and it has already been awarded a contract, the contracting officer must terminate the contract or decline to exercise the next option.
10) The Civilian BCA has jurisdiction to hear claims arising from a decision of a contracting officer from the executive agencies who do not have their own named boards.
Remember, only a contracting officer (with his warrant authority) can award, modify, or terminate a contract.
This appointment is made by the contracting officer in writing and the letter of appointment must be furnished to the contractor and the COR and be maintained in the COR's contract files.
Normally, the Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officer's representative provides direction to the Contractor, and the Contractor provides direction to its employees.
The procurement executive's office uses Web-based technology in several ways and under a variety of programs as a tool to shorten the distance between the overseas contracting officer and a Washington DC-area headquarters office.
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