41 U.S.C. § 7101 Definitions

LibraryUnited States Statutes
Edition2023 Edition
CurrencyCurrent through P.L. 118-19 (published on www.congress.gov on 10/06/2023)

In this chapter:

(1) ADMINISTRATOR.-The term "Administrator" means the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy appointed pursuant to section 1102 of this title.

(2) AGENCY BOARD OR AGENCY BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS.-The term "agency board" or "agency board of contract appeals" means-

(A) the Armed Services Board;

(B) the Civilian Board;

(C) the board of contract appeals of the Tennessee Valley Authority; or

(D) the Postal Service Board established under section 7105(d)(1) of this title.

(3) AGENCY HEAD.-The term "agency head" means the head and any assistant head of an executive agency. The term may include the chief official of a principal division of an executive agency if the head of the executive agency so designates that chief official.

(4) ARMED SERVICES BOARD.-The term "Armed Services Board" means the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals established under section 7105(a)(1) of this title.

(5) CIVILIAN BOARD.-The term "Civilian Board" means the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals established under section 7105(b)(1) of this title.

(6) CONTRACTING OFFICER.-The term "contracting officer"-

(A) means an individual who, by appointment in accordance with applicable regulations, has the authority to make and administer contracts and to make determinations and findings with respect to contracts; and

(B) includes an authorized representative of the contracting officer, acting within the limits of the representative's authority.

(7) CONTRACTOR.-The term "contractor" means a party to a Federal Government contract other than the Federal Government.

(8) EXECUTIVE AGENCY.-The term "executive agency" means-

(A) an executive department as defined in section 101 of title 5;

(B) a military department as defined in section 102 of title 5;

(C) an independent establishment as defined in section 104 of title 5, except that the term does not include the Government Accountability Office; and

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