letter contract

German translation: Vorvertrag

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English term or phrase:letter contract
German translation:Vorvertrag
Entered by: Kristina M (X)

14:24 Dec 29, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: letter contract
I need the German terminus technicus for this. The English definition is as follows:

Letter Contract: See Undefinitized Contract Action

Undefinitized Contract Action: New procurement action entered into by agency head for which contractual terms, specifications or price are not agreed upon before performance is begun(letter contract or change order). Letter contract awaits negotiations to definitize prices.

Would Vorvertrag or vorläufiger Vertrag do?

Also, any authoritative suggestions for:
definitize
definitization?

TIA,
Kristina
Kristina M (X)
Local time: 13:57
Vorvertrag, vorläufige Vereinbarung
Explanation:
I think "Vorvertrag" would be a reasonable choice in this case.

See the following web link for a letter contract:

http://www.usaid.gov/pubs/r4workshop/A&A-D1-7/tsld044.htm

Letter Contract

A written preliminary contractual instrument that authorizes the contractor to begin immediately
Each letter contract
Must contain a schedule for negotiation of a definitive contract
Must be signed by a Contracting Officer and funds availability must be confirmed

Hope this helps!
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Vorvertrag, vorläufige Vereinbarung


Explanation:
I think "Vorvertrag" would be a reasonable choice in this case.

See the following web link for a letter contract:

http://www.usaid.gov/pubs/r4workshop/A&A-D1-7/tsld044.htm

Letter Contract

A written preliminary contractual instrument that authorizes the contractor to begin immediately
Each letter contract
Must contain a schedule for negotiation of a definitive contract
Must be signed by a Contracting Officer and funds availability must be confirmed

Hope this helps!


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