48 CFR § 42.201 - Contract administration responsibilities.
(a) For each contract assigned for administration, the contract administration office (CAO) (see 48 CFR 2.101) shall -
(1) Perform the functions listed in 42.302(a) to the extent that they apply to the contract, except for the functions specifically withheld;
(2) Perform the functions listed in 42.302(b) only when and to the extent specifically authorized by the contracting officer; and
(3) Request supporting contract administration under 42.202(e) and (f) when it is required.
(b) The Defense Contract Management Agency and other agencies offer a wide variety of contract administration and support services.
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