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    As i search part 2 of the FAR and part 1.6 I cannot find specific language that would state the federal government is not bound by acts of unauthorized agents or acts of agents who exceed their authority limits? Could you please tell me where in the FAR can I find it?


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    Good Question!  FAR 1.602(a) states that contracts may be entered into only by contracting officers and FAR 43.102(a) has similar language for modifications to contracts.  FAR 43.102(a)(1)-(3) goes further in stating what other Government personnel are not authorized to do.  That language will support your report to senior leadership depending on whether the unauthorized commitment was for a new contract or a modification to an existing contract.

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