Term -Contracting Officer

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A person with the authority to enter into, administer, and/or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings. The term includes certain authorized representatives of the Contracting Officer acting within the limits of their authority as delegated by the Contracting Officer. “Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO)” refers to a Contracting Officer who is administering contracts. “Termination Contracting Officer (TCO)” refers to a Contracting Officer who is settling terminated contracts. A single Contracting Officer may be responsible for duties in any or all of these areas. Reference in this regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) to Administrative Contracting Officer or Termination Contracting Officer does not: (1) Require that a duty be performed at a particular office or activity; or (2) Restrict in any way a Contracting Officer in the performance of any duty properly assigned.

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