explain the difference between actual authority and apparent authority and their application to a government contract.
1 Answer from Attorneys
It basically means what it sounds like. A person may have ACTUAL AUTHORITY to do something - so in this case that person may have the authority to seek a contract and procure it. Apparent Authority means that that person may not have had Actual Authority, but appeared to have it to the other parties that he was dealing with. In many situations, the courts have found that if a person makes it seem as if they've had the authority to do something, and they really didn't, they themselves or their employer is liable for their conduct as if they had been authorized to engage in it.
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