Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)
DFARS 252.201-7000 Contracting Officer's Representative.
As prescribed in 201.602-70, use the following clause:
CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE (DEC 1991)
- Definition. "Contracting officer's representative" means an individual designated in accordance with subsection 201.602-2 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement and authorized in writing by the contracting officer to perform specific technical or administrative functions.
- If the Contracting Officer designates a contracting officer's representative (COR), the Contractor will receive a copy of the written designation. It will specify the extent of the COR's authority to act on behalf of the contracting officer. The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or changes that will affect price, quality, quantity, delivery, or any other term or condition of the contract.
SUBPART 201.6--CONTRACTING AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES
201.602-2 Responsibilities. Contracting officers may designate qualified personnel as their authorized representatives to assist in the technical monitoring or administration of a contract. A contracting officer's representative (COR)-
- Must be a Government employee, unless otherwise authorized in agency regulations.
- Must be qualified by training and experience commensurate with the responsibilities to be delegated in accordance with department/agency guidelines.
- May not be delegated responsibility to perform functions at a contractor's location that have been delegated under FAR 42.202(a) to a contract administration office.
- May not be delegated authority to make any commitments or changes that affect price, quality, quantity, delivery, or other terms and conditions of the contract.
- Must be designated in writing, and a copy furnished the contractor and the contract administration office-
- Specifying the extent of the COR's authority to act on behalf of the contracting officer;
- Identifying the limitations on the COR's authority;
- Specifying the period covered by the designation;
- Stating the authority is not redelegable; and
- Stating that the COR may be personally liable for unauthorized acts.
- Must maintain a file for each contract assigned. This file must include, as a minimum-
- A copy of the contracting officer's letter of designation and other documentation describing the COR's duties and responsibilities; and
- Documentation of actions taken in accordance with the delegation of authority.