Contracting Activity Law and Legal Definition

According to 32 CFR 3.4, (Title 32 - National Defense; Subtitle A - Department Of Defense, Chapter I - Office Of The Secretary Of Defense; Subchapter A – Acquisition; Part 3 -Transactions Other Than Contracts, Grants, Or Cooperative Agreements For Prototype Projects), contracting activity means “an element of an agency designated by the agency head and delegated broad authority regarding acquisition functions. It includes elements designated by the Director of a Defense Agency which has been delegated contracting authority through its agency charter.”