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Glossary for Government Contractors

Government Contract Acronyms

ACO Administrative Contracting Officer
AIMS Advertising and Integrated Marketing Solutions
BAFO Best and Final Offer
BOA Basis of Award
BPA Blanket Purchase Agreement
CAV Contractor Assistance Visit
CCR Central Contractor Registration (now part of SAM)
CDM Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
CO or KO Contracting Officer
COMSATCOM Commercial Satellite Communications
COTS Commercial Off-The-Shelf
CPARS Contractor Performance Assessment Review System
CSP Commercial Sales Practices
CTA Contractor Teaming Arrangement
D&B Dun & Bradstreet
DAR Defense Acquisition Regulation
DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOD Department of Defense
DOJ Department of Justice
DoR Dealer of Record
DOT Department of Transportation
DUNS Data Universal Numbering System
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EDWOSB Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
EPA Economic Price Adjustment
EPEAT Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool
EPLS Excluded Parties List System (now part of SAM)
ERM Electronic Records Management
eSRS Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System
EULA End-User License Agreement
FAI Federal Acquisition Institute
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation
FAS Federal Acquisition Service
FBO Federal Business Opportunities (also known as FedBizOpps)
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FPDS Federal Procurement Data System
FPR Final Proposal Revision
FPT Formatted Product Tool
FSC Federal Supply Class
FSS Federal Supply Schedule
FSSI Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative
FTA Free Trade Agreement
FY Fiscal Year
GAO Government Accountability Office
GEOINT Geospatial Intelligence
GPA Government Procurement Agreement
GSA General Services Administration
GSAM General Services Administration Manual
GWAC Government Wide Acquisition Contract
HACS Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services
HCaTS Human Capital and Training Solutions
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HSPD Homeland Security Presidential Directive
HUBZone    Historically Underutilized Business Zone
IDIQ Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity
IFF Industrial Funding Fee
IOA Industrial Operations Analyst
IPS Identity Protection Services
ISR Individual Subcontracting Report
ITAR International Traffic in Arms Regulations
JWOD Javits-Wagner-O”Day Program
LOS Letter of Supply
MAP Minimum Advertised Price
MAS Multiple Award Schedule
MFC Most Favored Customer
MOBIS Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services
MOT Maximum Order Threshold
NAICS North American Industrial Classification Standard
NDAA National Defense Authorization Act
OCONUS Outside Continental United States
ODC Other Direct Costs
OIG Office of Inspector General
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ORCA Online Representations and Certifications Application (now part of SAM)
OSBDU Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
PBS Public Buildings Services
PCO Procurement Contracting Officer
PES Professional Engineering Services
PIV Personal Identification Verification (Federal)
PO Purchase Order
PPIRS Past Performance Information Retrieval System
PRC Price Reduction Clause
PSC Product and Service Codes
PSS Professional Services Schedule
PTAC Procurement Technical Assistance Center
PWS Performance Work Statement
QAP Quality Assurance Plan
RFI Request for Information
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quote
SAM System for Award Management
SAT Simplified Acquisition Threshold
SBA Small Business Administration
SBDC Small Business Development Center
SCA Service Contract Act
SCLS Service Contract Labor Standards
SDVOSB Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SIN Special Item Number
SIP Schedule Input Program
SOW Statement of Work
SSQ Schedule Sales Query
SSR Summary Subcontracting Report
T&C Terms and Conditions
TAA Trade Agreements Act
TAPS Temporary Administrative & Professional Staffing Services
TDR Transactional Data Reporting
Ts&Cs Terms and Conditions
USC United States Code
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
VA Department of Veterans Affairs
VOSB Veteran-Owned Small-Business
VSC Vendor Support Center
WAWF Wide Area Workflow
WDOL Wages Department of Labor
WOSB Woman-Owned Small Business
WTO World Trade Organization