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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In Bighorn Lumber Company, Inc, (1) the Government Accountability Office (GAO) sustained a protest by a timber company and held that "[a] clerical error that is apparent on the face of a bid may be corrected by the contracting officer prior to award, if the contracting officer is able to ascertain the intended bid without the benefit of advice from the bidder.
Finally, the new rule requires a DOD contracting officer to determine the accuracy of any certification of payment of the subcontractor or supplier accompanying the prime contractor's payment request to the government and to take corrective action where a false certification has been made.
If the conflict cannot be resolved, the contracting officer may terminate the contract for the convenience of the government.
Auditors have found that contracting officers turn to T&M contracts as a convenience when requirements are unclear or funding is uncertain.
In October 2008, the Defense Acquisition Workforce welcomed into their ranks five newly appointed contracting officers in a ceremony at the Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP), Code 021, in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Following the contracting officer's posting on FedBizOpps, MCS Portable Restroom Service (MCS), a SDVOSBC, filed a protest with the GAO arguing that the contracting officer should have conducted this procurement as either: (1) a set aside for SDVOSBCs on a competitive basis or (2) a sole source set aside to MCS as a SDVOSBC.
As a result of this study's recommendations, the department directed the defense procurement and acquisition policy office to submit a revision to the DFARS to eliminate the requirement that a contracting officer must request an audit if a contractor voluntarily discloses inaccurate pricing post award.
Without answers to those questions, your job as the unit contracting officer will be much harder than it needs to be.
In our current budget environment, Contracting officers consistently seek innovative ways to ensure we spend our limited resources judiciously, and work closely with customers to search out strategic and innovative solutions that stretch their dollars even further.
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.
PMs need to have sufficient depth in contracting to be able to have an intelligent discussion with their contracting officers and to know where a contracting officer does and does not have flexibility on a contract.

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