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Fed Contracting Acronyms


ACO        Administrative Contracting Officer
A/E         Architect/Engineer
AIS         Automated Information System
ASBCA    Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

BAFO      Best and Final Offer
BOD       Beneficial Occupancy Date
BOSC     Base Operating Support Contract
BRAC     Base Realignment and Closure

CADD      Computer Aided Design and Drafting
CAO        Contract Administration Office
CCASS    Construction Contract Appraisal Support System
CCD        Contract Completion Date
CCN        Contract Change Notice
CCP        Contract Change Proposal
CFE        Contractor Furnished Equipment
CFM        Contractor Furnished Material
CFR        Code of Federal Regulations
CLIN       Contract Line Item Number
CO         Contracting Officer
CONUS   Continental United States
COR       Contracting Officer’s Representative
COE       Corps of Engineers
COTR     Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative
C/PD      Cost/Pricing Data
CPM       Critical Path Method
CQC       Contractor Quality Control
CSI        Construction Specifications Institute

DA         Designer Approval
DCAA     Defense Contract Audit Agency
DFARS   Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DFAS     Defense Finance and Accounting Service
DoD       Department of Defense

ECD       Estimated Completion Date
EFA       Engineering Field Activity
EFD       Engineering Field Division
EIC        Engineer in Charge
EO         Executive Order

FAR          Federal Acquisition Regulation

FDR       Final or Formal Design Review

FEDBIZOPPS   Federal Business Opportunities

FFP        Firm-Fixed-Price
FOUO     For Official Use Only

G&A       General and Administrative
GAO       Government Accountability Office
GE         Government Estimate
GFE        Government Furnished Equipment
GFM        Government Furnished Material

HAZCOM   Hazard Communication
HAZMAT    Hazardous Material
HOOH       Home Office Overhead
HUB         Historically Underutilized Business

IDIQ         Indefinite Delivery Indefinite QuantityIFB           Invitation for Bid
IG            Inspector General
IGCE        Independent Government Cost Estimate
IQC          Indefinite Quantity Contract
ITP           Integrated Test Plan
ITR           Initial Technical Review

KO            Contracting Officer (Also CO)
KR/Kr/KTR/Ktr Contractor

LD            Liquidated Damages

MILCON    Military Construction (Appropriation)
MIL-HDBK Military Handbook
MILSPEC   Military Specification
MOD         Modification
MOU         Memorandum of Understanding
MSDS       Material Safety Data Sheet

NAICS       North American Industry Class System
NAVFAC    Naval Facilities Engineering Command
NBC          Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical
NTE          Not to Exceed
NTP          Notice to Proceed

OBE          Overcome By Events
O&M         Operation and Maintenance
OMB         Office of Management and Budget
OPR          Office of Primary Responsibility
OSHA       Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OTP          Operational Test Plan

PCO           Procuring Contracting Officer
PDR           Preliminary Design Review
P&L           Profit and Loss
PL             Public Law
POC           Point of Contact
POP           Period of Performance
PW            Public Works
PWS          Performance Work Statement

QA            Quality Assurance
QAE          Quality Assurance Evaluator
QC            Quality Control
QCS          Quality Control System

RFB          Request for Bid
RFI           Request for Information
RFP           Request for Proposal
RFQ           Request for Quotation
RMS          Resident Management System

SADBU      Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
SBA          Small Business Administration
SDBUP      Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization Program
SECDEF     Secretary of Defense
SF             Standard Form
SIOH         Supervision, Inspection, and Overhead
SIPRNET    Secret Internet Protocol Router Network
SMDP        Standardized Military Drawing Program
SOC          Solutions Order Contract
SOP          Standard Operating Procedure
SOW         Statement of Work
SPEC         Specification

TBD          To be Determined or Developed
TFC          Termination for Convenience
TFD          Termination for Default
TM            Technical Manual
TO            Technical Order
TOC          Task Order Contract
TQM          Total Quality Management

UCA         Undefinitized Contract Action
UI            Unit of Issue
U.S.C.      United States Code
USG         United States Government

VE           Value Engineering
VECP        Value Engineering Change Proposal
VOSB       Veteran Owned Small Business  

WIP          Work in Place
WOSB      Woman-Owned Small Business