CONTRACTING ACRONYMS

 

General Government Acronyms

ACO

 

ANSI

 

ARO

 

BOA

 

BPA

 

CAGE

 

CBD

 

CBL

 

CFR

 

CICA

 

CLIN

 

CO

 

COB

 

CONUS

 

COR

 

COTR

 

COTS

 

CSC

 

CSP

 

D&B

 

DFARS

 

DIG

 

DLA

 

DOA

 

DOD

 

DSN

 

DUNS

 

DVD

 

ECH

 

EDI

 

EEO

 

EFT

 

EIN

 

EOE

 

EPA

 

ESD

 

FAIR

 

FAQ

 

FAR

 

FFP

 

FISC

 

FOB

 

FOB Destination

 

FOB Origin

 

FOIA

 

FPDC

 

FSC

 

FSG

 

FSS

 

FTS

 

G&A

 

GAO

 

GBL

 

GFM

 

GOCO

 

GPC

 

GSA

 

GWAC

 

HAZMAT

 

HUBZone

 

IAW

 

IBR

 

IDIQ

 

IFB

 

IFF

 

IMPAC

 

INSP

 

IT

 

JWOD

 

LBO

 

LOC

 

LOCA

 

MAS

 

MFC

 

MOB

 

MPN

 

MSDS

 

NAFTA

 

NAICS

 

NECO

 

NIB

 

NISH

 

NIST

 

NLT

 

NPS

 

NSN

 

OMB

 

OSDBU

 

OSHA

 

PBC

 

PBS

 

PEA

 

POC

 

PPE

 

PTAC

 

PWS

 

QPL

 

RFI

 

RFP / RFQ

 

SADBUS

 

SAM

 

SBA

 

SBIR

 

SBLO

 

SDB

 

SDD

 

SF

 

SIC

 

SIN

 

SOS

 

SOW

 

T&C

 

T&M

 

TIC

 

TIN

 

TPA

 

TPIN

 

UL

 

UPC

 

URL

 

USC

 

VA

 

VAMC

 

VAN

 

VSC

 

WOB

 

WOSB

Administrative Contract Officer

 

American National Standards Institute

 

After Receiving Order

 

Basis of Award

 

Blanket Purchase Agreement

 

Commercial And Government Entity Code

 

Commerce Business Daily

 

Core Business Line

 

Code of Federal Regulations

 

Competition In Contracting Act

 

Contract Line Item Number

 

Contract Officer

 

Close Of Business

 

Continental United Sates

 

Contract Officer's Representative

 

Contract Officer's Technical Representative

 

Commercial Off The Shelf

 

Customer Service Center

 

Commercial Sales Practice Format

 

Dun & Bradstreet

 

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

 

Designated Industrial Group

 

Defense Logistics Agency

 

Date Of Award

 

Department of Defense

 

Defense Switched Network

 

Data Universal Numbering System (D&B)

 

Direct Vendor Delivery

 

Electronics Clearing House

 

Electronic Data Interchange

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

Electronic Funds Transfer

 

Employer Identification Number (=TIN)

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Economic Price Adjustment

 

Estimated Shipping Date

 

Federal Activities Inventory Reform

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Federal Acquisition Regulation

 

Firm Fixed Price

 

Fleet Industrial Supply Center

 

Freight On Board

 

Price includes delivery

 

Buyer pays price plus freight

 

Freedom Of Information Act

 

Federal Procurement Data Center

 

Federal Supply Classification

 

Federal Supply Group

 

Federal Supply Service

 

Federal Technology Service

 

General & Administrative

 

General Accounting Office

 

Government Bill of Lading

 

Government Furnished Material

 

Government Owned Contractor Operated

 

Government Purchase Card

 

General Services Administration

 

Government-Wide Acquisition Contract

 

Hazardous Material

 

Historically Underutilized Business Zone

 

In Accordance With

 

Incorporated By Reference

 

Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity

 

Invitation For Bid

 

Industrial Funding Fee

 

International Merchant Purchase Acquisition Card

 

Introduction of New Services/Products

 

Information Technology

 

Javits, Wagner, O'Day Act

 

Last Best Offer

 

Letter Of Commitment

 

Lowest Overall Cost Alternative

 

Multiple Award Schedule

 

Most Favored Customer

 

Minority-Owned Business

 

Manufacturer's Part Number

 

Material Safety Data Sheet

 

North American Free Trade Agreement

 

North American Industrial Classification System

 

Navy Electronic Commerce Online

 

National Institute for the Blind

 

National Institute for the Severely Handicapped

 

National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

No Later Than

 

Non-Personal Services

 

National Stock Number

 

Office of Management and Budget

 

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 

Performance-Based Contract

 

Public Buildings Service

 

Price Evaluation Adjustment

 

Point Of Contact

 

Past Performance Evaluation

 

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

 

Performance Work Statement

 

Qualified Product List

 

Request For Information

 

Request For Proposal / Request For Quote

 

Small And Disadvantaged Business Utilization Specialist

 

System for Award Management

 

Small Business Administration

 

Small Business Innovative Research

 

Small Business Liaison Officer

 

Small Disadvantaged Business

 

Scheduled Delivery Date

 

Standard Form

 

Standard Industrial Classification

 

Special Item Number

 

Source Of Supply

 

Statement Of Work

 

Terms And Conditions

 

Time And Materials

 

Targeted Industry Category

 

Tax Identification Number

 

Trading Partner Agreement

 

Trading Partner Identification Number

 

Underwriters Laboratories

 

Universal Product Code

 

Universal Resource Locator (Web or email address)

 

United States Code

 

Veterans Administration

 

VA Medical Center

 

Value Added Network

 

Vendor Service Center

 

Woman-Owned Business

 

Woman-Owned Small Business

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North Country PTAC, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DoD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.

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