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Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)

Part 804 - Administrative Matters

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Subpart 804.1—Contract Execution
804.101 Contracting officer’s signature.
804.1102 Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Database.

AUTHORITY:  40 U.S.C. 121(c) and 48 CFR 1.301-1.304.

Subpart 804.1 - Contract Execution

804.101  Contracting officer’s signature.

(a) If a contracting officer’s name and title has been typed, stamped, or printed on the contract, and that contracting officer is not available to sign the contract, another contracting officer, as specified in 801.602, may sign the contract.

(b) The contracting officer who signs the contract must have contracting authority to cover the contract to be signed and must annotate his or her name and title below his or her signature.

804.1102  Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Database.

Prior to January 1, 2012, all VOSBs and SDVOSBs must be listed in the VIP database, available at, and also must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) (see 48 CFR subpart 4.11) to receive contract awards under VA’s Veteran-owned Small Business prime contracting and subcontracting opportunities program.  After December 31, 2011, all VOSBs, including SDVOSBs, must be listed as verified in the VIP database, and also must be registered in the CCR to be eligible to participate in order to receive new contract awards under this program.

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