Chapter 6Types of Government Contracts

Contents

Different Kinds of Agreements

Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Concession Contracts

Express Contracts

Mutual Intent to Contract

Consideration

Lack of Ambiguity in Offer and Acceptance

Authority to Bind the Government: Legally Competent

Exceptions to Delegated (Express) Authority

Implied Contracts

Implied-in-Fact Contracts

Implied-in-Law Contracts

Because the government needs so many different things under so many different situations, it needs a wide range of legal instruments to get those things.

The generic word for the piece of paper showing some sort of deal between an agency and somebody else is agreement. As we will see, not all agreements are contracts.

Agreements come in all sorts of shapes ...

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