Contracting

Contracting-Related Acronyms and Abbreviations

Helpful Hints for searching in this page

The acronyms in this document are in alphabetical order. You may search by any of the following methods:

  • Select the letter link at the top of the page to get to that section of the page.
  • Search using CTRL-F (enter the acronym or first letter of the word).
  • Scroll through the page.

This list was taken from a personal acronym listing and is not a comprehensive listing.  For further abbreviations and acronyms, see EPA's Terms and Acronym Search.

[ A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z ]


A

  • A&E - Architect-Engineering
  • AA - Assistant Administrator
  • AAS - Advisory and Assistance Services (PPN 92-01 & 13 Apr 92 memo)
  • ACES - Access Certificates for Electronic Services
  • ACL - Access Control List
  • ACO - Administrative Contracting Officer
  • ADCR - Automated Document Control Register/IFMS System
  • ADOPO - Alternate Delivery Order Project Officer
  • ADPOMB ADP - Operations Management Branch (@ RTP - pre reorganization)
  • ADR - Alternative Disputes Resolution
  • AED - Automated External Defribrillator
  • AH - Allowance Holder (two digit identification in the REQL for the EPA organization) or OAM Acquisition Handbook
  • AIRMS ADP - Information Resources Management and Scientific
  • AIS - Automated Information Systems
  • AKA - Also know as
  • ALJ - Administrative Law Judges
  • AMPB - Architectural Management and Planning Branch
  • AMR - Acquisition Management Review
  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute
  • ARCS - Alternative Remedial Contracting Strategy
  • AP - Acquisition Plan
  • APR - Agency Procurement Request
  • APDS - Automated Procurement Documentation System
  • API - Application Programming Interface
  • ARL - Authority Revocation List
  • ARO - After receipt of order
  • ARP - Acquisition Rotation Program (PEC program)
  • ASCII - American Standards Code for Information Interchange
  • ASD - Administrative Systems Division
  • ASO - Application Security Officer
  • ASP - Application Service Provider
  • ASPA - Armed Services Procurement Act (10 U.S.C. 2302)
  • ATSC - Acquisition Training Service Center
  • AV - Anti-Virus
  • AVS - Application Visualization System
  • AWS - Alternate Work Schedule

Top of Page


B

  • B2B - Business to Business
  • B2G - Business to Government
  • BAA - Broad Agency Announcement
  • BBS - Bulletin Board System
  • BCSLIB - Boeing Mathematical and Statistical Library
  • BI (1) - Background Investigations
  • BI (2) - Business Intelligence
  • BIA - Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • BIN - Business Identification Number (suggested)
  • BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • BOA - Basic Ordering Agreement
  • BOD (1) - Beneficial Occupancy Date
  • BOD (2) - Bid Opening Date
  • BPA - Blanket Purchase Agreement
  • BPN - Business Profile Network (see IVPN) BSPR - Baseline Security Practices and Requirements

Top of Page


C

  • CA (1) - Competitive Advocate
  • CA (2) - Certification Authority (for PKI)
  • CAA - Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401)
  • CAAA - Clean Air Act Amendments
  • CAAC - Civilian Agency Acquisition Council
  • CACO - Corporate Administrative Contracting Officer
  • CAGE - Commercial and Government Entity Code
  • CAO - Contract Administration Office
  • CAS - Cost Accounting Standards
  • CASB - Cost Accounting Standards Board
  • CAFAD - Cost Advisory and Financial Analysis Division
  • CAMP - Contract Administrative Management Plan (see CMAP)
  • CARS - Computer Assisted Retrieval System (68-W3-0027/0002)
  • CBA - Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • CBE - Commercial Business Environment
  • CBD - Commerce Business Daily
  • CBI - Confidential Business Information
  • CCB (1) - Configuration Control Board
  • CCB (2) - Change Control Board
  • CCIDs - Computing Center Identifications
  • CCO - Chiefs of the Contracting Office
  • CCPI - Confidential Contract Proposal Information
  • CCR - Central Contractor Registration
  • CCRC - Contracts Customer Relations Committee /Council ?
  • CCTV - Closed Circuit Television
  • CDOTS - Contract Delivery Order Tracking System
  • CEC - Contract Establishment Code
  • CEMC - Coalition of Environmental Mid-Size Companies
  • CEO - Chief Executive Officer
  • CERCLA - Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 USC Sec 9607 as amended (Superfund)
  • CESA - Cyberspace Electronic Security Act
  • CFAA - Common Federal Acquisition Architecture
  • CFE - Contractor Furnished Equipment
  • CFM - Contractor Furnished Material
  • CFP - Contractor Furnished Property
  • CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
  • CFY - Current Fiscal Year
  • CG - Comptroller General
  • CICA - Competition in Contracting Act (1984)
  • CID (1) - Criminal Investigation Division
  • (2) - Commercial Item Description
  • CIO - Chief Information Officer
  • CIPS - Centers Information Processing System
  • CIS - Contract Information System (OAM's CIS was retired 12/99)
  • CJE - Critical Job Element
  • CLASS - Contract Laboratory Analytical Support Services (part of the CLP, aka SMO)
  • CLEP - College Level Examination Program
  • CLIN - Contract Line Item Number
  • CLP - Contract Laboratory Program
  • CMAP - Contract Management Administration Plan (see CAMP)
  • CMM (1) - Contract Management Manual
  • CMM (2) - Capability Maturity Model
  • CNT - Contract
  • CO (1) - Contracting Officer
  • CO (2) - Change Order
  • COB - Close of Business
  • COC - Certificate of Competency (from SBA)
  • COE - Corps of Engineers
  • COI - Conflict of Interest
  • COOP - Continuity of Operations Plan
  • CONUS - Continental United States and the District of Columbia
  • COR - Contracting Office Representative
  • COTR - Contracting Office Technical Representative
  • CP - Certificate Policy (PKI)
  • CPG - Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
  • CPAF - Cost Plus Award Fee
  • CPARS - Combined Payroll Redistribution and Reporting System (68-W3-0027)
  • CPIC - Capital Planning and Investment Control
  • CPIF - Cost Plus Incentive Fee
  • CPFF - Cost Plus Fixed Fee
  • CPO - Contract Project Of
  • CPS (1) - Contract Payment System
  • CPS (2) - Contractor Performance System (NIH)
  • CPS (3) - Certification Practice Statement (PKI)
  • CPSR - Contractor Programs System Review
  • CPU - Central Processing Unit
  • CR - Cost Reimbursement
  • CRCC - Career Resource and Counseling Center
  • CRL - Certificate Revocation List
  • CRM - Customer Relationship Management
  • CROMERRR C R O - Managing Electronic Records Recordkeeping Requirements??
  • CSI - Common Sense Initiative
  • CSOR - Computer Security Object Registry
  • CVE - Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
  • CWA - Clean Water Act (33 U.S.)
  • CWS - Compressed Work Schedule
  • CY (1) - Calendar Year
  • CY (2) - Current Year

Top of Page


D

  • DARO - Days After Receipt of Order
  • DAU - Defense Acquisition University
  • DBE - (Relates to OSBDU)
  • DCAA - Defense Contract Audit Agency
  • DCIOT - Deputy Chief Information Officer for Technology
  • DCO - Document Control Officer
  • DCN - Document Control Number
  • DDU - Document Distribution Unit
  • DEL - Deliver
  • D&F - Determination & Finding
  • DMC - Data Management Committee
  • DN - Distinguished Name (PKI)
  • DO - Delivery Order
  • DOC - Department of Commerce
  • DOJ - Department of Justice
  • DOL - Department of Labor
  • DOPO - Delivery Order Project Officer
  • DPA - Delegation of Procurement Authority
  • DSA - Digital Signature Algorithm
  • DSS (1) - Digital Signature Standard
  • DSS (2) - Data & Systems Staff
  • DSS (3) - Decision Support Systems
  • DTD - Dated
  • DUNS - Data Universal Numbering System

Top of Page


E

  • EAI - Enterprise Application Integration
  • EAJC - Equal Access to Justice Act
  • EC - Electronic Commerce
  • ECP - Engineering Change Proposal
  • ECA - External certification authority
  • EDA - Electronic Document Access
  • EDI - Electronic Data (or document) Interchange
  • EEO - Equal Employment Opportunity
  • EFT - Electronic Funds Transfer
  • e.g. for example (L. Exampli gratia)
  • EIIP - Emission Inventory Improvement Program
  • EIS - Executive Information System
  • EIT - Electronic and Information Technology
  • EM - Electronic Messaging screen
  • EMAP - Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program
  • EMSL - Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory
  • EOD - Engineering Operations Division (now outdated - 68-W3-0030, Task 3, Roger Dornberger)
  • EPAAR - EPA Acquisition Regulation
  • EPAYS - EPA Payroll and Personnel System
  • EPCA - Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6361)
  • EPCRA - Emergency Planning and Community Right-to Know Act of 1986
  • EPIC - Electronic Processes Initiatives Committee
  • EPP - Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
  • EPS - Electronic Posting System
  • ERC - Enhanced Reliability Check
  • ERCS - Emergency Response Cleanup Services Contracts
  • ERL - Environmental Research Laboratory
  • ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
  • ES - Engineering Services
  • ESA - Employment Standards Administration (DOL - EEO clearance)
  • ESI - Enforcement Sensitive Information
  • EU - European Union
  • EVM - Earned Value Management

Top of Page


F

  • FACO - Financial Administrative Contracting Officer
  • FAC - Federal Acquisition Circular (revisions to the FAR)
  • FACNET - Federal Acquisition Computer Network
  • FAI - Federal Acquisition Institute
  • FAIR - Federal Activities Inventory Reform
  • FAMIS - Federal Acquisition management Information System to replace FPDS
  • FAR - Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • FARA - Federal Acquisition Reform Act
  • FASA - Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (P.L. 103-355)
  • FASAB - Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
  • FAT - First Article Testing
  • FBCA - Federal Bridge Certification Authority
  • FBCA OA - Federal Bridge Certification Authority Operational Authority
  • FBO - FedBizOpps (Federal Business Opportunities)
  • FCO - Funds Control Officer
  • FDO - Fee Determination Officer
  • FED - STD Federal Standard
  • FFA - Federal Facilities Agreement
  • FFP - Firm Fixed Price
  • FFRDC - Federally Funded Research and Development Center
  • FFMIA - Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996
  • FGIPC - Federation of Government Information Processing Councils
  • FIFRA - Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
  • FILO - First In Last Out
  • FIPS - Federal Information Processing Standard
  • FIRMR - Federal Information Resource management Regulation
  • FLSA - Fair Labor Standards Act
  • FLTCIP - Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
  • FMFIA - Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act
  • FMR - Financial Monitoring Reviews
  • FMS - Financial management System
  • FMSD - Financial Management and Services Division
  • FNSI - Findings of no significant impact
  • FOB - Free on Board (refers to point for delivery charges)
  • FOIA - Freedom of Information Act
  • FOSD - Field Operations & Support Division (68-W3-0032, SOW)
  • FOUO - For Official Use Only
  • FPASA - Federal Property and Administration Services Act (41 U.S.C.252)
  • FPDC - Federal Procurement Data Center
  • FPDS - Federal Procurement Data System
  • FPI - Federal Prisons Industries, Inc.
  • FPKISC - Federal PKI Steering Committee
  • FPKIPA - Federal PKI Policy Authority
  • FR - Federal Register
  • FRC - Federal Records Center
  • FSC - Federal Supply Classification
  • FSN - Federal Stock Number
  • FSS - Federal Supply Schedule (GSA contract)
  • FTE - Full Time Equivalent
  • FTP - File Transfer Protocol
  • FTS - Federal Telephone System
  • FUDS - Formerly Used Defense Site
  • FY - Fiscal Year

Top of Page


G

  • G&A - General and Administrative
  • GAO - General Accounting Office
  • GARL - Group Action Request List
  • GEP - Government Entry Point
  • GFM - Government Furnished Material
  • GFP - Government Furnished Property
  • GICS - Grants Information and Control System
  • GILS - Government Information Locator Services
  • GIS - Geographic Information Systems
  • GISRA - Government Information Security Reform Act
  • GITSB - Government Information Technology Services Board
  • GOCO - Government Owned - Contractor Operated
  • GPE - Government Point of Entry
  • GPEA - Government Paperwork Elimination Act
  • GPO - Government Printing Office
  • GPEA - Government Paperwork Elimination Act of 1998
  • GPRA - Government Performance and Results Act
  • GRS - General Records Schedule
  • GSA - General Services Administration
  • GTR - Government Travel Regulations
  • GUI - Graphical User Interface
  • GWACs - Government Wide Acquisition Contracts

Top of Page


H

  • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • HBCU - Historically Black College/University
  • HCA - Head, Contract Activity
  • HDPS - Homeland Defense Procurement Strategy
  • HEP - Hispanic Employment Program
  • HPCC - High Performance Computing and Communications
  • HPCCIT - High Performance Computing, Communications, and Information Technology
  • HPCS - High Performance Computing System
  • HPOD - Headquarters, Procurement Operations Division
  • HR - Human Resource
  • HRS - Hazard Ranking System
  • HTTP - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
  • HUBZone - Historically Underutilized Business Zone

Top of Page


I

  • IAE - Integrated Acquisition Environment
  • IAG - Interagency Agreement
  • IAW - In Accordance With
  • ibid - in the same place (L.ibidem)
  • IC - Information Centers
  • ICAR - Individual Contract Action Report (FPDS)
  • ICMS - Integrated Contract Management System
  • ID (1) - Indefinite Delivery
  • ID (2) - Indirect Rate
  • ID (3) - Identification
  • IDDQ - Indefinite Delivery Definite Quantity
  • IDIQ - Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity
  • IDP - Individual Development Plan
  • i.e. - That is (L.id est)
  • IEEE - Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • IFB - Invitation for Bid
  • IFMS - Integrated Financial Management System
  • IG - Inspector General
  • IGA - Intergovernmental Agreement
  • IGCE - Independent Government Cost Estimate
  • IGE - Independent Government Estimate
  • IGMS - Information Grants Management System
  • ILC - Irrevocable letters of credit
  • IM (1) - Information Management screen
  • IM (2) - Instant Messaging
  • IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force
  • IP - Internet Protocol
  • IPP - Internet Protocol Printing
  • IQ - Indefinite Quantity
  • IRM - Information Resource Management
  • IRP - Installation Restoration Program
  • ISDN - Integrated Services Digital network
  • ISO (1) - Information Security Officer
  • ISO (2) - International Standard Organization
  • ISO (3) - Independent System Operator
  • ISP - Internet Service Provider
  • ITA - Information Technology Architecture
  • ITMRA Information -Technology Management Reform Act of 1996
  • ITU - International Telecommunications Union
  • ITV - Interactive Video instruction
  • IVPN - Integrated Vendor Profile network (IVPN) replaces CCR

Top of Page


J

  • JAD - Joint Application Development
  • JFMIP - Joint Financial Management Improvement Program
  • JOFOC - Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition
  • JWOD - Javits-Wagner-O'Day (programs for blind and disabled)

Top of Page


K

  • K (1) - Contract
  • K (2) - Thousand (2K = 2,000)
  • KPA - Key Process Area
  • Kr - Contractor
  • Kt - Contract
  • KW - Knowledge Management

Top of Page


L

  • LAN - Local Area Network
  • LC - Letter Contract
  • LIFO - Last In First Out
  • LILO - Last In Last Out
  • LMOVM2C - Left message on voice mail to call back
  • LNS - Laboratory Network Systems
  • LOE - Level of Effort
  • LOFC - Limitation of Future Contracting
  • LOI - Letters of Interest
  • LSA - Labor Surplus Area
  • LT - Leadtime
  • LWOP - Leave Without Pay

Top of Page


M

  • MAC (1) - Multiple Award Contract
  • MAC (2) - Multi Agency Contract
  • MAIA - Mid Atlantic Integrated Assessment
  • MARS - Management and Accounting Reporting System
  • MAS - Multiple Award Schedule
  • MBE - Minority Business Enterprise
  • MBEWBE - Minority Business Enterprise Women Owned Business Enterprise
  • MBO - Management by Objectives
  • MC - Mail Code
  • MCDS - Multi-Channel Data System (68-W3-0030, Task 6, Pat Brower 313/668-4480 or Greg Suomala 313/668-4470)
  • MEB - Minority Owned Business
  • MES - Management Evaluation Staff
  • MICRO - Relational database under MTS operating system (68-W3-0032)
  • MI - Minority Institute
  • MIS - Management Information System
  • MLT - Manufacturing Leadtime
  • MOA - Memorandum of Agreement
  • MOSES - Mission Oriented Systems Engineering Support
  • MOC - Management of Change
  • MOU - Memorandum of Understanding
  • MS - Milestones
  • MWP - Management Work Plan Attainment
  • MTS - Michigan Terminal System, Computer Timesharing

Top of Page


N

  • NA - Not Applicable
  • NAAQS - National Ambient Air Quality Standards
  • NAFTA - North American Trade Agreements Act
  • NAG - Numerical Algorithms Group, Inc.
  • NAICS - North American Industry Classification System (65 FR 46055) effective 10/1/2000)
  • NAV - Norton Anti-Virus
  • NCC - National Computer Center
  • NCPD - National Contracts Payment Division; outdated; now Financial Management Division (6/93)
  • NCSC - North Carolina Supercomputer Center
  • NDPD - National Data Processing Division
  • NDU - National Defense University
  • NECPA - National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8253 and 8262g)
  • NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act
  • NESC - National Environmental Supercomputing Center, Bay City, MI - moved to RTP
  • NIB - National Industries for the Blind
  • NICE (1) - National Information Center Exchange (publication to Agency Information Centers)
  • NICE (2) - Network Information and Control Exchange
  • NIH - National Institutes of Health
  • NII - National Information Infrastructure
  • NIS - Not in Stock
  • NISH - National Industries for the Severely Handicapped
  • NIST - National Institute for Standards and Technology
  • NLRB - National Labor Relations Board
  • NLT - No Later Than
  • NPL - National Priority List
  • NRP - National Performance Review
  • NR - Not Required
  • NSN - National Stock Number
  • NSNA - No Stock Number Assigned
  • NSP (1) - Not Separately Priced
  • NSP (2) - Network Services Protocol
  • NTSD - National Technology Services Division
  • NVFEL - National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI

Top of Page


O

  • O&M - Operations & Maintenance (budget)
  • o/a - On or About
  • OA (1) - Office of the Administrator
  • OA (2) - Ordering Activity
  • OB - Operating Budget
  • ODN - Obligating Document Number
  • OAM - Office of Acquisition Management
  • OARM - Office of Administration and Resources Management
  • OCI - Organizational Conflict of Interest (PPN 91-06)
  • OCR - Optical Character Recognition
  • ODBC - Open Database Connectivity drivers (AL Pesachowitz Forms Pilot)
  • ODC - Other Direct Costs
  • ODR - Observed Defect Rate
  • OE - Assistant Administrator for Enforcement
  • OEI - Office of Environment Information (formerly OIRM)
  • OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
  • OF - Optional Form
  • OFCCP Office - of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (DOL, ESA - EEO clearance)
  • OFAC - Office Forms Advisory Council
  • OFF - Office Forms Facilitator (AL Pesachowitz Forms Pilot)
  • OFPPA - Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 425)
  • OFPP - Office of Federal Procurement Policy
  • OGC - Office of General Counsel
  • OH - Overhead
  • OID - Object identifier
  • OIG - Office of the Inspector General
  • OIRM - Office of Information Resources Management(now OEI)
  • OJT - On the Job Training
  • OLAP - On-line Analytical Processing
  • OLTP - On-Line Transaction Processing
  • OMB - Office of Management and Budget
  • OMS - Office of Mobile Services
  • OMSAPC - (in 68-W3-0030 contract)
  • OPM - Office of Personnel Management
  • OPP - Office of Pesticide Programs
  • OPPT - Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
  • ORD - Office of Research and Development
  • OSA - Operational Service Agreement
  • OSC - On Site Coordinator
  • OSDBU - Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization
  • OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • OT - Overtime
  • OW - Office of Water

Top of Page


P

  • P2 - Pollution Prevention Framework
  • PA - Privacy Act
  • PALT - Procurement Action Lead Time
  • PPAS - Presidentially Appointed - Senate Confirmed
  • PBSC - Performance Base Service Contracting
  • PCMD - Procurement and Contracts Management Division
  • PCO - Procuring Contracting Officer (pre-award)
  • PCR - Procurement Center Representative, Small Business
  • PCSC - Personal Computer Site Corrdinator
  • PDA - Personal Digital Assistant
  • PDF - Portable Document Format
  • PDOA - Preliminary Design and Options Analysis Phase (DOTS)
  • PD2 (PD Squared) - Procurement Desktop Defense (aka SPS)
  • PE - Procurement Executive
  • PEB - Performance Evaluation Board
  • PEBES - Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement
  • PEC - Procurement Executive Council
  • PERS - Performance and Environmental Results System
  • PGP - Pretty Good Privacy
  • PIIN - Procurement Instrument Identification Number
  • PIN (1) - Personal Identification Number
  • PIN (2) - Procurement Initiation Notice
  • PKI - Public Key Infrastructure
  • PKIX - Public Key Infrastructure X.509
  • PL - Public Law
  • PM - Program Manager
  • PMN - Pre-Manufacture Notices
  • PMRS - Performance Management & Recognition systems (formerly Merit Pay)
  • PMSB - Program Management Support Branch
  • PN - Part Number
  • PNM - Price Negotiation Memorandum
  • PO (1) - Purchase Order
  • PO (2) - Project Officer (Contracting Officer Representative)
  • POC - Point of Contact
  • POI - Program Office Interface
  • POAM - Plan of Action and Milestones
  • POP (1) - Period of Performance
  • POP (2) - Place of Performance
  • PPA - Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13101)
  • PPD - Procurement Planning Document
  • PPN - Procurement Planning Notice
  • PPPRs - Planning Purpose Procurement Requests (PPN 93-04)
  • PR - Procurement Request
  • PRA - Paperwork Reduction Act
  • PRP - Potentially Responsible Parties
  • PSC - Produce Service Code (?)
  • PSD - Program Systems Division
  • PTOD - Policy, Training, and Oversight Division

Top of Page


Q

  • QA - Quality Assurance
  • QAP - Quality Assurance Plan
  • QAT - Quality Action Team
  • QBL - Qualified Bidders List
  • QC - Quality Control
  • QIC - Quality Information Council
  • QML - Qualified Manufacturer List
  • QPL - Qualified Products List

Top of Page


R

  • RA (1) - Remedial Action
  • RA (2) - Regional Administrator
  • RA (3) - Registration Authority
  • RAC - Response Action Contract (Superfund)
  • RAD - Responsible Associate Director
  • RALI - Requisition Accounting Line Inquiry
  • RAS - Routine Analytical Services
  • RCO - Regional Contracting Officer
  • RCRA - Resource Conservation Recovery Act of 1976, P.L. 94-580, Oct 31, 1976
  • RD - Remedial Design
  • R&D - Research & Development
  • RDBMS - Relational Database Management System
  • RDSD - Regulation Development and Support Division (68-W3-0030, Task 23)
  • REQL - Requisition Line; includes the FY(2 digits), AH(2 digits), and DCN(6 alpha numeric characters)
  • REM - Remedial Engineering Management Contracts
  • REPSHIP - Report of shipment
  • RFB - Request for Bid
  • RFC (1) - Request for Comments
  • RFC (2) - Regional Finance Center (Treasury)
  • RFI - Request for Information
  • RFP - Request for Proposal
  • RFQ - Request for Quote
  • RI/FS - Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study
  • RIT - Rapid Implementation Team
  • RJE - Remote Job Entry
  • RLIMS - Relational Laboratory Information Management System
  • RMA - Rocky Mountain Arsenal
  • RMANs - Recovered Materials Advisory Notices
  • ROD - Record of Decision
  • ROI - Return on Investment
  • RPM - Remedial Program Manager
  • RPIO - Responsible Planning Implementation Officer
  • RPO - Regional Project Officer
  • RRB - Ronald Reagan Building
  • RTP - Research Triangle Park

Top of Page


S

  • SAAC - Secretarial Administrative Advisory Council
  • SADBU - Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization
  • SAP (1) - Simplified Acquisition Procedures
  • SAP (2) - Special Application Program
  • SAR -
  • SARA - Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986
  • SAVE - Society of American Value Engineers
  • SBA (1) - Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(e)
  • SBA (2) - Small Business Administration
  • SBSA - Small Business Set Aside
  • SBCDP - Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program
  • SBIR - Small Business Innovative Research
  • SBO - Senior Budget Officer
  • SC - Scientific Computing Staff
  • SCA - Service Contract Act
  • SCP - Secondary Communication Processors
  • SCSI - Small Computer System Interface
  • SDB - Small Disadvantage Business
  • SDC - Service Development Center (under MOSES contract)
  • SEE - Senior Environmental Enrollee Program
  • SEI - Software Engineering Institute
  • SEP - Single Entry Point
  • SF - Standard Form
  • SFFAS - Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards
  • SFO - Servicing Finance Office
  • SGL U.S. - Government Standard General Ledger
  • SIC - Standard Industrial Code (replaced by the NAICS)
  • SIG - Special Interest Groups
  • SIRMO - Senior Information Resources Management Official
  • SLA - Service Level Agreements Attainment
  • SM - Site Manager
  • SMO - Sample Management Office (CLP contract)
  • SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  • SOL - Solicitation
  • SOP - Standard Operating Procedures
  • SOW - Statement of Work
  • SPEDI - Small Purchase Electronic Data Interchange
  • SPS - Standard Procurement System (DoD, aka pd2)
  • SRO - Senior Resource Official
  • SRRPOD - Superfund/RCRA Regional Procurement Operations Division
  • SSA (1) - Source Selection Authority
  • SSA (2) - Substantially the same as
  • SSAC - Source Selection Authority Committee
  • SSEB - Source Selection Evaluation Board
  • SSL - Secure Sockets Layer
  • SSO - System Security Officer
  • SSRB - Source Selection Review Board
  • SW-CMM Software - Capability Maturity Model

Top of Page


T

  • T&A - Time and Attendance
  • T&M - Time and Materials
  • T4C - Termination for Convenience
  • T4D - Termination for Default
  • TAPP - Time and Attendance, Payroll and Personnel System (68-W3-0030, on NCC-IBM) (68-W3-0027/0002)
  • TAT - Technical Assistance Team Contracts
  • TBA - To Be Announced
  • TBD - To Be Determined
  • TCP/IP - Transmission (transport?) Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
  • TDM - Technical Direction Memo
  • TDY - Temporary Duty
  • TIN (1) - Tax Identification Number
  • TIN (2) - Truth in Negotiations
  • TLH - Technical Labor Hour
  • TM - Time Division Multiplexer (68-W3-0030)
  • TEP - Technical Evaluation Plan
  • TES - Technical Enforcement Support Contracts
  • TFM - Treasury Financial Manual
  • TL - Team Leader
  • TO - Task Order
  • TSCA - Toxic Substances Control Act
  • TSP - Telecommunications Service
  • TSRs - Telecommunications Service requests
  • TVA - Technical Vulnerability Assessment

Top of Page


U

  • U/I - Unit of Issue
  • UNICOR - trade name for the FPI (Federal Prisons Industries)
  • URL - Uniform Resource Locator
  • U.S.C. - United States Code
  • UCF - Uniform contract format
  • UPS (1) - Uniform Procurement System
  • UPS (2) - Uninterrupted Power Source
  • UXO - Unexploded Ordnance

Top of Page


V

  • VAB - Value Added Backbone Services Administration
  • VE - Value Engineering
  • VECP - Value Engineering Change Proposal
  • VOC - Volatile Organic Compound
  • VRA - Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998
  • VTC - video teleconferencing
  • VTX - VodeoTex

Top of Page


W

  • W/I - Within
  • W/O - Without
  • WA - Work Assignment
  • WAF - Work Assignment Form
  • WAM - Work Assignment Manager
  • WAN - Wide Area Network
  • WAWF - Wide Area Work Flow
  • WCF - Working Capital Fund
  • WD - Wage Determination
  • WIC - Washington Information Center (Waterside Mall)
  • WIP - Work in Process
  • WNRC - Washington National Records Center
  • WO - Work Order
  • WOB - Women Owned Business
  • WOSB - Women Owned Small Business
  • WP (1) - Work Plan
  • WP (2) - WordPerfect
  • WTC - Washington Telecommunications Center (Help Desk 260-4357/help for RRB 564-4357/help)
  • WWW - World Wide Web
  • WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get

Top of Page


X

  • XL - Excellence
  • XML - Extensible Markup Language

Top of Page


Y

  • Y2K - Year 2000

Top of Page


Z

Top of Page