ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S CONTRACTING OFFICER

Throughout the RFP, Proposal, Best and Final Offer, Award and Contract Period, it is important to remember that the Contracting Officer is the exclusive agent of the Government and is the only person empowered to execute or modify a contract on behalf of the Government. All actions, including but not limited to, RFPs, proposals, contracts, modifications, invoices, restricted costs approval, authorization, reports, inspections and governing actions will follow the FAR clauses and involve the Contracting Officer’s approval.