2-41.8 Consultation with Assigned Counsel and the General Counsel/Law Department

2-41.8.1 General

Frequently, a representative of the Law Department is a member of the purchase/SCM team, providing legal assistance and guidance throughout the supplying process. The role of assigned counsel is an important one. Depending on the nature of the purchase, and without regard to whether the Law Department is represented on the purchase/SCM team, the contracting officer or the purchase/SCM team should consult assigned counsel as to the following:

2-41.8.2 Final Decisions on Contract Claims

Before communicating and issuing a final decision on a claim, the contracting officer should consult assigned counsel (see Section 7-7.1.17, Contract Disputes Act (41 U.S.C. 7101–7109) and 39 CFR Part 601.109 Contract Claims and Disputes).