The budget process in Washington DC has a direct impact on contracts available to small businesses. Understanding the process and how money is authorized and appropriated can help small businesses identify potential areas for growth. Additionally, small businesses can work together to leverage changes in the procurement system. Read More. ...
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BACK TO BASICS - The Government’s Contracting Officer
The role of the contracting officer is unique to government contracts and an essential aspect of working with the Government because the contracting officer is the sole person with authority to award, modify, administer or terminate a contract.
The issue of contract authority arises most frequently during the performance of a contract when a government employee who is not a contracting officer directs a company to perform work that is not within the scope of the contract.
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