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The Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO) (also called a Procurement and Contracting Officer) has ultimate responsibility for the government's side for contract execution, regardless of whatever additional support team may be outlined in the contract. The PCO is responsible for overseeing the contract from start to finish, including drawing up the procurement package, RFP, and contract award, as well as administration during the contract's lifecycle. The PCO is to ensure that all laws are being followed, such as employment laws.