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has upheld what they believe to have been their end of the agreement and the Government has received a benefit. However, the Government may, at its discretion, adopt the unauthorized act as if it were authorized. Such adoption is called ratification which means “the act of approving an unauthorized commitment by an official who has the authority to do so” [FAR 1.602-3(a)]. An unauthorized commitment can only be ratified when: “(1) Supplies or services have been provided to and accepted by the Government, or the Government otherwise has obtained or will obtain a benefit resulting from performance of the unauthorized commitment; (2) The ratifying official has the authority to enter into a contractual commitment; (3) The resulting contract would otherwise have been proper if made by an appropriate contracting officer; (4) The contracting officer reviewing the unauthorized commitment determines the price to be fair and reasonable; (5) The contracting officer recommends payment and legal counsel concurs in the recommendation, unless agency procedures expressly do not require such concurrence; ,
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(6) Funds are available and were available at the time the unauthorized commitment was made; and (7) The ratification is in accordance with any other limitations prescribed under agency procedures.” [FAR 1.602-3(c)] CON091 CONFUN 19 Module 2 v2.3
Introduction to the UCF and Section A Introduction This lesson begins with an introduction to the Contracting Subway Map Tool, and provides an overview of the uniform contract format (UCF) and when the UCF must be used. It also gives a more detailed review of Section A of the UCF. What is the Contracting Subway Map Tool? The Contracting Subway Map Tool is an interactive, color coded guide to the entire acquisition process. The subway map facilitates a guided tour along the contracting route and acts as a jumping off point for further discussion. The tool provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week assistance in locating pertinent regulatory and agency direction and guidance, as well as access to applicable templates, guides, and forms. It can be found on the Tools page of the DAU website at Subway Map Tool . The Contracting Subway Map is regularly updated with new content, and a full listing of recent updates and other notifications can be found in the trending new section. CON091 CONFUN 20 Module 2 v2.3
What is the Uniform Contract Format (UCF)?

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