Relationship of the Anti-Deficiency Act, Army Regulation No. 37-21, and the Principle that Contracting Officers Have Only Delegated Authority

B-190519: Dec 22, 1977

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GAO responded to a request for an explanation of the relationship of the Anti-Deficiency Act, paragraphs 1-4 and 1-7 of the Army Regulation No. 37-21 (dated 26 May 1977), and the general principle that contracting officers have only delegated and not apparent authority.

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