Definitions for "Contracting Officer"
The owner (guarantee) - The Individual who is authorized to sign the contract documents on behalf of the owner's governing body.
The person designated as the official representative of the federal government with specific authority to act on behalf of the government in connection with the project.
(CO): Any person who, either by virtue of position or by appointment in accordance with prescribed regulations, is vested with the authority to enter into and administer contracts and make determinations and findings with respect thereto, or with any part of such authority.