contracting officer


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contracting officer

The person designated as an official representative of the owner with specific authority to act in his behalf in connection with a project.
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If you are assigned as a contracting officer, the first thing to do is take a big breath and think.
I hope this issue of the Supply Corps Newsletter provides some understanding of what it takes to become a qualified Contracting officer, the value Contracting officers bring, and the tremendous diversity of assignments available to those who earned the right to obligate funds on behalf of the government.
In our case, the buyer, as legal agent for the director of nursing at The Medical Center (the requiring activity with the need for contracted nurses) was a warranted contracting officer assigned to support The Medical Center.
If you look at Block 27 of a Standard Form 33, Solicitation, Offer and Award, you'll find the truth of the matter is that it belongs to the United States of America, although it has been signed by a contracting officer.
Contractors must also now consider how to disclose and resolve conflicts where the contracting officer decides not to include a conflicts clause in a solicitation.
Under current rules the contracting officer may consider other factors, such as the code assigned to similar procurements in the past.
17) These disputes included termination of a contract, rights in tangible or intangible property, adherence to cost accounting standards, "and other nonmonetary disputes on which a decision of the contracting officer has been issued" under the CDA.
At a minimum, that team always includes a program or project manager and a contracting officer.
CORs receive training through formal COR classes; your supporting contracting officer can provide information on obtaining this training.
The IG also recommended in this report that "the Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics needs to ensure that contracting officers designate in writing any personnel who perform surveillance on cost reimbursable and time and materials type contracts and ensure that surveillance personnel are properly trained" (p.
52) As the law now stands, the commander's only link to the contractor is through the contracting officer or the contracting officer's representative.

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