Can a CO revoke this approval authority after a contract is awarded?
In a word, yes. Yes the Contracting Officer (KO) may revoke any responsibilitiy initially delegated and included in the COR Designation Letter.
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Roles, responsibilities and the authority for the KO to designate a COR and delegate responsibilities are explained in FAR 1.602-2(d) and DFARS 201.602-2 and PGI 201.602-2. We anticipate a new DoD Instruction and COR Handbook will be issued that provides more specific instruction on COR duties and responsibilities; these will be consistent with the FAR/DFARS guidance identified above.
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