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Contracting Officer (CO)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  An office that awards or executes a contract for supplies or services and performs post-award functions not assigned to a contract administration office (except as defined in 48 CFR).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-161 under Contracting office 48 C.F.R.
NISTIR 7622 under Contracting office 48 C.F.R.

  An individual who has the authority to enter into, administer, or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-161 FAR
NISTIR 7622 under Contracting Officer FAR