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    Should the word "contractor" in a SOW or PWS be capitalized?


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    It is optional and subject to "common practice." Often in legal documents and reports, the word "Court" is capitalized to refer to a specific court; e.g., the Supreme Court or Court of Federal Claims are both referred to as the "Court." That practice often applies to the principal parties in a contract as well, i.e., the "Government" and the "Contractor." Not capitalizing them won't render a legal document non-binding, but some believe that using capitalization makes for easier reading and identification of the principals to a contract. 

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