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Government Contract Acronyms Resource Sheet

June 5, 2019

Our Experts know Government Contracting regulations can be difficult to manage, but terminology should not be. The GovCon industry uses a lot of acronyms so our team put together some of the most used terms as a quick resource.

Below are some of the most common acronyms and we created a printable document to keep handy or download as a file for quick access.

ACOAdministrative Contracting OfficerFPRAForward Pricing Rate Agreement
BAFOBest and Final OfferGAOGovernment Accountability Office
BOABasis of AwardICSIncurred Cost Submission
BOMBill of MaterialIDIQIndefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity
B&PBid and ProposalIRADIndependent Research and Development
CACOCorporate Administrative Contracting OfficerIR&DIndependent Research and Development
CAGECommercial and Government EntityITARInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations
CASCost Accounting StandardsMMASMaterial Management Accounting System
CDRLContract Data Requirements ListNDAANational Defense Authorization Act
CLINContract Line Item NumberODCOther Direct Costs
CO/KOContracting OfficerOIGOffice of Inspector General
COTRContracting Officer’s Technical RepresentativeOMBOffice of Management and Budget
COTSCommercial Off-The-ShelfPCOProcurement Contracting Officer
CPFFCost Plus Fixed FeeRFIRequest for Information
DACODivisional Administrative Contracting OfficerRFPRequest for Proposal
DCAADefense Contract Audit AgencyRFQRequest for Quote
DCMADefense Contract Management AgencySAMSystem for Award Management
DFARSDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation SupplementSATSimplified Acquisition Threshold
SCAService Contract Act
DODDepartment of DefenseT&CTerms and Conditions
DOJDepartment of JusticeT&MTime and Materials
EACEstimate at CompletionTCPDTruthful Cost or Pricing Data
ETCEstimate to Complete(formerly Truth in Negotiations Act)
EVMSEarned Value Management SystemTiNTruth in Negotiations
FARFederal Acquisition Regulation

Truth in Negotiations Act (formerly Truth in Negotiations Act or TINA)

FFPFirm Fixed PriceTs&CsTerms and Conditions
FOIAFreedom of Information ActWAWFWide Area Workflow

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