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    Can a contract valued above the $700,000.00 be administered by a contracting Officer with a warrant limited to simplified acquisitions.


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    Warrant requirements and restrictions are set at organizational (e.g., service or agency) level, so you would have to read your agency regulation or ask the Contract Policy office for a final determination. That said, a contracting officer with a warrant only up to the SAT could theoretically administer a contract valued above $700,000, but cannot perform certain contracting officer actions (such as obligate funds or sign J&As) for values above $150,000 during administration of the contract. In addition, someone with a limited warrant may not be able to officially close out a higher value contract if the organization's warrant authority limitations also apply to all administrative functions (not involving obligation of funds) for which contracting officers are responsible.

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