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HHSAR Part 302—Definitions of Words and Terms


Part 302—Definitions of Words and Terms


Part 302—Definitions of Words and Terms

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 40 U.S.C. 121(c)(2).

Subpart 302.1—Definitions

302.101 Definitions.

(a) Agency head or head of the agency, unless otherwise stated, means the Secretary of Health and Human Services or specified designee.

(b) Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) is a Federal employee designated in writing by a contracting officer to act as the contracting officer’s representative in monitoring and administering specified aspects of contractor performance after award of a contract or order. In accordance with local procedures, operating divisions (OPDIVs) or staff divisions (STAFFDIVs) may designate CORs for firm fixed-price contracts or orders. COR’s responsibilities may include verifying that:

(c) Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) is an official having overall responsibility for managing a contracting activity, i.e. the organization within an OPDIV or STAFFDIV or other HHS organization which has been delegated broad authority regarding the conduct of acquisition functions.

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