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Title 48Chapter 1Subchapter APart 1Subpart 1.6 → §1.602-1


Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System
PART 1—FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM
Subpart 1.6—Career Development, Contracting Authority, and Responsibilities


1.602-1   Authority.

(a) Contracting officers have authority to enter into, administer, or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings. Contracting officers may bind the Government only to the extent of the authority delegated to them. Contracting officers shall receive from the appointing authority (see 1.603-1) clear instructions in writing regarding the limits of their authority. Information on the limits of the contracting officers' authority shall be readily available to the public and agency personnel.

(b) No contract shall be entered into unless the contracting officer ensures that all requirements of law, executive orders, regulations, and all other applicable procedures, including clearances and approvals, have been met.

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