Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


The USA Government Procurement System: The Power of the Contracting Personnel

Author(s): Awad Ali Alanzi

This research investigates the evolution of the procurement system in the United States and the power of the government personnel to binding the government in the government contracts. In the Colonial System, the procurement system was found with malpractices during the 18th century, which was moderated through establishing regulations. Remarkably, much advancement was done after the Second World War to improve the United States' procurement system. Contracting Authority and Officer's role has been refined in the current procurement system to ensure a smooth government contract system. Moreover, the principle of good faith and internal control system found constructive in all government contract procedures.

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