acronyms

Below is a list of commonly used acronyms compiled by the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) as a resource for our community.

 

ACRONYM

DEFINITION

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

CMMC

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

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

CUI

Controlled Unclassified Information

D&B

Dun & Bradstreet

DAR

Defense Acquisition Regulation

DFARS

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement

DHS

Department of Homeland Security

DIB

Defense Industrial Base

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

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

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

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

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

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

USC

United States Code

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

VA

Department of Veterans Affairs

VOSB

Veteran-Owned Small-Business

VSC

Vendor Support Center

WDOL

Wages Department of Labor

WOSB

Woman-Owned Small Business

WTO

World Trade Organization