PCO`s authorities and requirements are based on the requirements set out in the Federal Procurement Regulations (SUBPART 1.6 of the FAR). 41 U.S.C. § 414(4) requires heads of agencies to establish and maintain a procurement career management program and a system for selecting, appointing, and terminating the appointment of contract officers. (a) contracting authorities shall have the power to conclude, manage or terminate contracts and to make findings thereof; Contract agents may bind the Government only to the extent of the powers conferred on them. Contracting entities shall receive clear and written written instructions from the appointing authority (see 1.603-1) on the limits of their powers. Information on the limits of the powers of the contracting authorities shall be easily accessible to the public and to the staff of the agencies. 4. The procuring entity verifying the unauthorised undertaking shall determine that the price is reasonable and reasonable; Procurement Officers (PPOs) are authorized by their respective authorities to issue legal contracts between the U.S. Government and the customer. All programmatic, technical and other contractual requirements established by the Program Manager (PM) for the contractor (or proposed contractor) must be issued by PCO. Any changes implemented by the contractor due to inappropriate government instructions (p.B constructive changes) could engage the responsibility of the government.
A representative of a contracting authority (RDC) is present at the technical supervision or management of a contract (see 1.602-2 (d)). The CoR keeps a file for each assigned task. The file shall contain at least: (a) experience in government procurement and administration, commercial procurement or related fields; 2. Subject to the restrictions set out in point (c) of this Subsection, the public procurement officer may ratify an unauthorised obligation, unless the Agency appoints a senior official. 5. The procuring entity shall recommend payment and the lawyer shall accept the recommendation, unless the Agency`s procedures expressly require such consent; (4) No responsibility for the performance of the tasks delegated to a procurement management body under 42.202 may be delegated, but may be delegated by the contracting entity certain tasks in Article 42.302; (a) a copy of the letter of appointment of the contracting entity and other documents describing the tasks and responsibilities of the CoR; A contracting officer (CO) is a person who can bind the U.S. federal government to a contract whose value exceeds the federal micro-purchase threshold ($10,000).  This is limited to the extent of the powers conferred on the contracting entity by the Head of the Agency. The abbreviation “KO” is often used  because the abbreviation “CO” is used in the military context for “commander”.  The responsibilities of a contract agent are described in detail in Far Part 1.602-2 (48 CFR): “Contract agents are responsible for ensuring the implementation of all measures necessary for effective procurement, ensuring compliance with the terms of the contract, and protecting the interests of the United States in their contractual relationship.” Contracting officers are responsible for ensuring the implementation of all measures necessary for efficient procurement, ensuring compliance with the terms of the contract, and protecting the interests of the United States in its contractual relationship.
In order to be able to carry out those tasks, contracting entities should be given a wide margin of manoeuvre to exercise commercial judgment. (b) A procurement contract may be concluded only if the procuring entity ensures compliance with all applicable legal requirements, regulations, regulations and other procedures, including authorizations and authorizations. A contracting officer enters into, administers or terminates contracts and makes related findings and findings and is appointed by (SF) 1402, Certificate of Appointment. 41 U.S.C. § 414(4) requires the heads of the Agency to establish and maintain a procurement career management program and a system for selecting, appointing, and terminating the appointment of contract agents.