US OKs Contracting Posts For Foreign Workers

Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of State issued a final rule Wednesday allowing the agency to appoint non-U.S. citizens as contracting officers on small acquisitions.

Finalization of the rule, which amends the Department of State Acquisition Regulation, comes more than four years after the agency’s initial rule proposal and what the State Department said was a successful pilot program involving more than a dozen overseas posts.

The rule expands contracting authority at U.S. embassies and consulates by authorizing the State Department to appoint non-American locally employed staff —...
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