CHAPTER 19

Nomination, Training, Certification, and Responsibilities of the Contracting Officer’s Representative

(FAR 15.5, 27.4, and 31.2)

The last phase of the federal acquisition process is known as the postaward phase or contract administration. Although contracting officers have the primary responsibility for monitoring contracts during the contract administration phase, they must rely on their designated representatives to assist with the administration of awarded contracts. The main representative for a contracting officer is called the contracting officer’s technical representative (COTR) or contracting officer’s representative (COR). These terms are used by the federal government for employees who have been appointed to serve as government ...

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