A classified contract is
|“||[a]ny contract that requires or may require access to classified information by a contractor or its employees in the performance of the contract.||”|
The requirements for a classified contract also are applicable to all phases of pre-contract activity, including solicitations (bids, quotations, and proposals), pre-contract negotiations, post-contract activity, or other Government Contracting Agency (GCA) programs or projects which require access to classified information by a contractor.
- Department of the Interior, Departmental Manual, Part 441, Chapter 1, §1.6(E) (Jan. 8, 2010).
- "Overview" section: Glossary of Security Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms, at 30.